Remember that wonderful trial we had in the fall for all of the Springer ebooks. Due to the cooperation of all of the UC campuses, we were able to get permanent access. Since we are unable to purchase any books at his time, due to budget cuts, this couldn't have come at a better time.
20,000 Springer electronic books now available!
The University of California Libraries have purchased nearly every Springer ebook published in English and German from 2005 to 2009, including Landolt-Bornstein. The collection includes approximately 20,000 ebooks in the sciences and social sciences. This purchase builds on our existing access to Springer book series - such as Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Lecture Notes in Physics, and Topics in Current Chemistry - to greatly expand our ebook collections.
Each book chapter is available as a PDF file without digital rights management (DRM). These files can be downloaded, printed, and even transferred to a PDA or Kindle. Currently the ebooks can be found in Melvyl, Google Scholar and via UC-eLinks. Eventually they will be available in Scotty. You can also search or browse them directly at http://www.springerlink.com
Books are available in the following categories:
* Architecture and Design
* Behavioral Science
* Biomedical and Life Sciences
* Business and Economics
* Chemistry and Materials Science
* Computer Science
* Earth and Environmental Science
* Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
* Mathematics and Statistics
* Physics and Astronomy
* Professional and Applied Computing
A few Springer ebooks are excluded from this purchase because they have been jointly published with another publisher. The Springer Protocols are not included in this collection.
This purchase will help the libraries to study the viability of ebooks, including such factors as preferences, behaviors, and usage. We will be soliciting feedback from our users regarding the advantages and disadvantages of the electronic format for their specific disciplines and formats.
If you have questions or feedback, please contact your librarian (me).