STM publisher Springer Science+Business Media, Germany, has announced that its Springer eBooks Collection has witnessed substantial success, with several universities and companies opting for it. It has recently signed agreements with academic institutions including the Great Western Library Alliance consortium (US), the University of Chicago (US), the University of Manchester (UK), the University of Oslo (Norway), the University of Jordan, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology/ETH, the Akademintorg / Russian Foundation for Basic research consortium, several members of the KESLI consortium (Korea) and several institutes in India. In addition, several companies have also purchased Springer eBooks.
All students and researchers at individual universities and companies will have electronic access to the Springer eBooks they have purchased, with immediate effect. Currently nearly 13,000 e-books are available on www.springerlink.com.
The Springer eBook Collection was launched at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans earlier this year. The company has introduced a special offer, wherein customers who purchase the 2007 eBook Collection before the end of 2006 get the electronic versions of all Springer books published in 2005 and 2006 as well.