Friday, June 8, 2012

ebrary Announces New Android App

Less than six months after launching a dedicated iOS app, ebrary®, a ProQuest business, today announced a new Android™ app that will be freely available on Google Play this summer. With the increasing popularity of smart phones, tablets, and other devices, researchers will have a more optimized way to discover and use e-books, online and offline, on any Android device in addition to the iPad®, iPhone®, and iPod touch®.

“There are an estimated 300 million active Android smartphones and tablets worldwide, with 850,000 devices activated daily. Android has proven popular among the students, staff, and faculty who use ebrary for their research,” said Matt Barnes, ebrary’s Vice President of Marketing. “The launch of our Android app is a direct response to the many requests we’ve received from users who want a way to utilize scholarly e-books from trusted publishers on the device of their choice.”    

ebrary’s Android and iOS apps work with e-books acquired under all of ebrary’s acquisition models including the 75,000 titles available through Academic Complete™, the industry’s first and only aggregated e-book subscription to be designated as a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title. The apps also provide optimized access to local content uploaded by libraries via DASH!™ (Data Sharing, Fast), a unique feature of Academic Complete and other ebrary products.    

Key features and benefits of ebrary’s apps include:    •      Freely available with any ebrary library product    •     Online and offline reading    •     Seamless downloading of full titles    •     Simple and advanced search    •     Multiple navigation controls    •     Table of contents with relevancy rankings    •     Early check-in of ebrary’s e-books    •     Copy and paste with automatic citation for offline documents    •     User configurable download size warnings    •     Import and use documents from other sources    •     Supports English and Spanish (UI)    •     Optional sign-in with Facebook user name and password Learn More at ALA To see a demonstration of ebrary’s new Android app, visit us at ALA, June 22-25, in Anaheim, CA (ProQuest booth #2000).

About ebrary ( ebrary helps customers acquire e-books strategically through a three step approach: Transition, Diversify and Streamline™. The company believes that by challenging the e-book status quo, organizations can effectively serve the diverse and growing needs of researchers and maximize their budgets. Founded in 1999, long before e-books were popular, ebrary is a ProQuest business located in Palo Alto, CA, USA.



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