New Offer for TexShare/SCELC Partners! Springer eBook Collection (Order Forms due April 15, 2013)

SCELC is pleased to announce an offer for the Springer eBook collection through the TexShare/SCELC partnership. New for 2013, the eBook offer now includes the ENERGY subject collection. In addition to offering their 2013 collection at a consortium discount, Springer is offering special pricing for its 2005-2012 eBook collection if your institution also purchases the 2013 eBook collection. This offer may be of interest to your library if you have end-of-the fiscal year funds, for it is a one-time purchase to obtain the entire Springer 2013 collection, which includes 5,835 titles across 13 subject disciplines, and/or the 2005-2012 collections, which include 30,605 titles. Institutions with smaller FTEs may want to pay special attention to this offer, for the cost per title in this offer is very attractive.

Description and Content (description provided by Springer)
Springer’s eBooks are unique among STM eBook offerings, featuring an unparalleled volume of content on an expansive range of topics. The Springer eBooks consist of monographs, eBook series, Major Reference Works (MRWs) and textbooks. Springer is the largest STM book publisher, publishing more books annually than the second, third, fourth and fifth largest STM book publishers combined. Springer estimates an output of 5,835 eBooks in 2013 across 13 subject collections. Some other distinguishing features of the Springer eBooks include:

  • One-time purchase and ongoing access. Like books on a library shelf, Springer eBooks are perpetually accessible.
  • Unlimited concurrent usage and remote access. If a class, program, or institution needs access to an eBook at the same time, all patrons will have access. Regardless of location, IP-authenticated patrons will have full access to a library’s Springer eBooks.
  • No digital rights management. Springer eBooks feature unlimited downloading and printing, and can be read on any eReader. Chapters can easily be incorporated into course packs, and are even eligible for inter-library loan.
  • Free OCLC MARC records. Discovery is vital, and usage studies indicate more than half of Springer eBooks usage comes from OPACs. One-third of usage comes from Google, Google Books and Google Scholar, where Springer is full-text indexed. If patrons are IP-authenticated, they can get one-click access from Google directly into Springer eBooks.
  • Print-On-Demand eBooks. Patrons have the option to order a personal print copy of any Springer eBook that a library owns for $24.95 through Springer’s MyCopy option. MyCopy editions of Springer eBooks are soft-cover grayscale print copies that arrive in about a week, and are paid for by the end-user, with shipping and handling included.

Introducing the NEW 2013 Energy Collection – 130 titles
Springer is growing the field of Energy with a new collection focusing on fundamental and emerging science as well as applied research and studies encouraging cross- and multi-disciplinary research within Energy. This 2013 collection will include such areas as Geothermal Engineering, Oil & Gas depletion and extraction, Materials and Devices for Solar Energy Conversion among other topics of emerging interest.

Please contact Kim Hill or Donna LaFollette for a more complete description of the contents of this collection.


Pricing is based on Carnegie tiers divided into seven tiers or bands:

2013 Full Collection (5,835 titles):
Baccalaureate Institutions: $11,250
Masters – Small: $13,500
Masters – Medium: $16,850

Masters – Large (Small Tier): $24,000
Masters – Large (Medium Tier): $36,000
Masters – Large (Large Tier): $45,000
Doctoral & High Research: Custom Quote

2005-2012 Full Collection (30,605 titles)* **:
Baccalaureate Institutions: $18,575
Masters – Small: $22,275
Masters – Medium: $27,800

Masters – Large (Small Tier) : $39,425
Masters – Large (Medium Tier) : $59,400
Masters – Large (Large Tier) : $74,075
Doctoral & High Research: Custom Quote

*Note that these prices are valid only if your institution also purchases the 2013 eBook collection. If your institution is only interested in the 2005-2012 collection, please contact your Springer representative, who is listed below.

** Prices are valid through April 15, 2013 after which they increase by approximately 36%.

If your institution is classified by Carnegie as a Masters/High or higher, please contact Kim Hill and she will work with you to determine a custom quote at the SCELC discount.

Order Form
Please contact Kim Hill or Donna LaFollette for an order form, which is due back to the SCELC office by fax (888.715.7167) before Friday, April 15, 2013 at 7 pm Central Time.

Trials may be available on request. To set up a trial, please contact one of the Springer representatives as noted below.

Questions about the Springer 2013 eBook collection offer? Please contact the SCELC office or your Springer representative:


Kimberly Hill
Academic Licensing Manager
Master’s Large & High Research Institutions (TX)
(212) 620-8410

Donna LaFollette
Director of Financial Operations
Phone: (310) 728-6792
Fax: (888) 715-7167

For price quotes on products, please email

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