CUP launches online books platform

<p>Cambridge University Press is launching a new platform for its e-books, allowing researchers and academics around the world access to more than 10,000 digital books online. </p><p>Cambridge Books Online is due to be launched for a trial in January 2010. It will launch initially with 6,000 titles, but by spring will hold more than 10,000. </p><p>Both frontlist and backlist content will be available to purchase for a single one-off access fee. This will be the first time that whole digital books can be bought online direct from the publisher. <br />Libraries will be able to obtain unlimited online access to books and content. </p><p>The platform will be &quot;competitively priced&quot;, including &quot;a range of flexible purchase plans and custom packages&quot;, the company said.</p><p>Stephen Bourne, chief executive of CUP, said the platform would be &quot;a magnificent addition to the growing Cambridge online presence&quot;. He added: &quot;As library and academic budgets are increasingly stretched, we believe e-books and content packages have a vital role to play in delivering quality content at affordable prices and Cambridge Books Online is a major step towards making this happen. </p><p>&quot;We have worked closely with academics and librarians throughout its development to be certain that the site delivers what they need, with unrivalled coverage of a wide range of subject areas.&quot;<br />This includes science, technology and medicine, as well as humanities and social sciences. </p><p>For more information visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p>