Collaborative eBook Platform about to Launch

New Ebook Platforms Target the Scholarly Monograph

Excerpt: “A number of projects are nearing fruition whose goal is to ensure that scholarly books and university presses are not left behind by the ebook market, and academic librarians are watching the efforts with eagerness and interest.

The University Press E-Book Consortium (UPeC), Oxford’s University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO), Books at JSTOR, and Project Muse Editions have all been separately exploring ways to create a new collaborative business model and ebook platform that would better fit the financial and research needs of academic libraries as well as keep struggling scholarly publishers in business…”

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