For immediate release | July 29, 2013

The growing Choice E-Collection now offers libraries value-added benefit with free de-duping

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, the CEC presents Choice-reviewed titles from a growing list of publishers, including the University Press of Mississippi, Wesleyan University Press, M.E. Sharpe, McFarland and Vanderbilt University Press, among others. The CEC combines quality content with ease of use and now features a free de-duping service that allows a library to determine within 48 hours which CEC titles it already owns.

“Providing academic libraries with tools to help make their decision making easier is our core mission,” said Mark Cummings, Editor and Publisher of Choice. “The CeC gives libraries the opportunity to expand or begin building their catalog of quality e-book offerings at a reasonable price with titles reviewed by Choice. De-duping makes the process exceptionally quick and painless for busy library professionals.”

The CEC also features a user-friendly interface that allows searching by title, author, ISBN, publisher or keyword and supports browsing by subject area.

Publishers Row of Skokie, Ill., hosts the CEC. With academic libraries in mind, Publishers Row offers three 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

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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 is a publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Founded in 1964, 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.


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