Middletown, Conn. – The CHOICE E-Collection (CEC) is the first collection of e-books made up exclusively of titles reviewed by CHOICE. Currently consisting of several hundred titles spanning the entire liberal arts and sciences curriculum, CEC recently added CHOICE-reviewed titles from the University Press of Mississippi and Wesleyan University Press to its list of participating publishers, which includes M.E. Sharpe, McFarland and Vanderbilt University Press, among others. A user-friendly interface allows searching by title, author, ISBN, publisher or keyword, or browsing the collection by subject area. CEC provides libraries with the opportunity to quickly and easily expand or begin building their catalog of quality e-book offerings at a reasonable price with titles bearing the CHOICE seal of approval.
Steven Yates, assistant director/marketing director for the University Press of Mississippi, expressed enthusiasm for the project: “We are always delighted to be recognized by CHOICE and the American Library Association, and we're really thrilled to participate in a program that makes it easier for libraries and their patrons to access our electronic content. What a great idea!”
"We are so pleased to be able to participate in the CHOICE E-Collection program—it's such an easy way to let librarians quickly view Wesleyan books that have received CHOICE reviews so they can make an informed purchase decision," said Leslie Starr, assistant director/marketing manager for Wesleyan University Press.
The CHOICE eBookStore, hosted by Publishers Row of Skokie, Ill., contains all of the available CEC titles. Specifically designed for academic libraries, the store offers three different sales models for acquiring CEC titles: a traditional purchase or ownership model (with perpetual access) and two Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) models—rent-to-own and rental only.
To explore the CHOICE E-Collection, visit the collection website.
About Publishers Row
Founded in 1998, Publishers Row is one of the industry's eBook pioneers with more than 10 years of eBook development experience. One of its earliest clients was Adobe Systems, who commissioned Publishers Row to develop a prototype PDF eBook for Adobe's earliest book publishing customers. Based in Skokie, Illinois, Publishers Row is a wholly owned subsidiary of Varda Graphics.
CHOICE (http://www.ala.org/acrl/choice) is a publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Founded in 1963, CHOICE has been the premier review journal for scholarly publications for nearly 50 years and is the leading North American source for reviews of new scholarly books and electronic resources.