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Sage launches e-bookstore
21.06.12 | Philip Jones
Academic press Sage has launched an e-bookstore, part of its online social science platform Sage Knowledge, offering access to more than 2,500 titles in either HTML or PDF format.
The website allows researchers to cross-search and access a wide breadth of Sage book and reference content from one source, including encyclopedias, handbooks, advanced textbooks, scholarly monographs, and professional development titles. SAGE Knowledge also includes selected works from Corwin and CQ Press.
Available in beta since March, more than 1,000 institutions have already trialled Sage Knowledge, including current Sage Reference customers who will be migrated onto the new platform. Content is discoverable by major search engines at the title and chapter level to ensure students find Sage content no matter where they start their search. Personalization features are provided to create reading lists and save searches. Functionality to enable easy social sharing of materials and citation options are also provided.
Sage is also offering libraries a range of flexible purchasing options, including mix and match of titles as well as collection and subject bundles.
"Librarians involved in beta testing have commented on the provision of unlimited simultaneous usage of eBooks on the SAGE Knowledge platform," said Karen Phillips, editorial director. "We’re conscious that librarians want to get demonstrable value from new digital resources. Flexible pricing was a key discussion in our initial planning, and we’re pleased to be able to offer a variety of options including subscription as well as purchase."