Transaction Publishers Distributes E-books through ebrary
August 2009 – Piscataway, NJ, USA – Hundreds of recently published, multi-disciplinary eBooks from Transaction Publishers are now available for purchase through ebrary, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies. The company today announced that the new selection from Transaction, which can be seamlessly integrated with Academic Complete or any other ebrary product, features primarily new and recently published titles as well as select classic works by leading international figures in the social sciences such as Edward Shils, David Farrington, David Smith, and Wendell Bell.
“While Transaction will be offering subject collections and individual titles from its own eBookstore, we also wanted to work with a respected partner with strong roots in the library community,” said Irving Louis Horowitz, Transaction’s founder, chairman, and editorial director. “Our president Mary Curtis and I have watched ebrary’s development over the years. ebrary’s technology is widely accepted, and its eBooks are sold to libraries and library approval plans in the United States and overseas. In deciding who to partner with in launching our eBooks, we concluded that ebrary was unquestionably the first choice.”
“Transaction Publishers has been a highly regarded leader in the field of social science for over 40 years,” said Leslie Lees, Vice President of Content Development at ebrary. “We are very proud to be selected by Transaction to distribute their valuable titles, and look forward to making their authoritative content available to our global customer base.”
Sample titles include the following:
- Fragment of a Sociological Autobiography by Edward Shils (2006)
- Integrated Developmental and Life Course Theories of Offending by David Farrington (2008)
- Medicaid Politics and Policy by David Smith (2007)
- Foundations of Futures Studies Volumes 1 and 2 by Wendell Bell (2003 and 2004)
- Price Theory by Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman (1976)
- Economic Theory by Gary Becker (1971)
Libraries and other organizations may purchase Transaction titles directly through ebrary, its global network of resellers, and select book vendors including YBP, Ambassador, Blackwell, and Matthews. Key features and benefits include the following:
- Ability to subscribe to and purchase additional ebrary e-books, as well as host the library’s own PDF content, through a single, easy-to-use interface.
- Anytime/anywhere access.
- ebrary InfoTools™ networks every word with other online resources.
- Multiple options for searching and navigating.
- Personal bookshelves automatically store links to highlights, notes, and more, providing an archive of research. Folders can be emailed to peers.
- Automatic citations when text is printed or copied and pasted into Word or any text applications. Citations include an automatic URL hyperlink back to the source.
- Highlighting and annotating.
- Ability to transform text into a hyperlink to a URL of the end-user’s choice.
- Text-to-speech and other keyboard shortcuts to assist end-users with special accessibility needs.
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About Transaction Publishers
Transaction Publishers is a major independent publisher of social scientific books, periodicals, and serials. Transaction’s mission is the scholarly and professional inquiry into the nature of society. Transaction offers publications in core disciplines such as economics, political science, history, sociology, anthropology, and psychology, as well as recently established disciplines ranging from area research to urban studies, policy analysis, philosophy of social science, organizational behavior, and criminology. Located on the campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey, Transaction has strong ties to the traditional mission of American university life as a center of learning, and to applied needs of public and private institutions in social research. Transaction promotes mutually beneficial exchanges between academic and professional life in its role as publisher of record in international social science.
About ebrary (www.ebrary.com)
ebrary helps libraries, corporations, publishers, and consumers get the most out of their digital content. The company offers a growing selection of more than 170,000 digital books, handbooks, reports, maps, journals and other valuable content from over 350 of the world’s leading publishers under flexible subscription, purchase, and usage-based models. Additionally, ebrary offers e-publishing services for customers to cost-effectively distribute their own PDF content online on ebrary’s servers or their own.
All ebrary products and services can be integrated and delivered via a single easy-to-use interface that includes powerful tools for finding, discovering, and managing information. With ebrary InfoTools™, every word in the ebrary system is a network to other online resources of customers’ choice, extending their value while increasing end-user knowledge and efficiencies.
Founded in 1999, ebrary is privately held and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, USA.