Palgrave launches e-book platform

<p>Palgrave Macmillan is to launch its own e-book platform for libraries in January. Palgrave Connect will offer access to 4,000 e-books, organised by discipline and year of publication, and the list will be updated quarterly.</p><p>The platform has been developed in association with sister company Nature Publishing Group (NPG) and is powered by its online platform, alongside Palgrave Macmillan&#39;s journals.<br /><br />Palgrave said the the choice of NPG as partner meant that librarians could control their institution&#39;s subscriptions to journal and ebook products from both publishers via one administration system and with a single point of contact for customer service. <br /><br />Alison Jones, director of digital development at Palgrave Macmillan, said: &quot;Access to books online is rapidly becoming as important for academics and professionals as traditional print models.&quot;</p>