Duke University Press
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  • The e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection includes at least 100 new electronic books published by Duke University Press in the humanities and social sciences.

The e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection is moving to a new platform!

In December 2013, the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection will have a new home on the web, hosted by HighWire Press. All 1,500 titles included in the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection since the first release in 2008 will be accessed on the new platform. The 2014 collection will debut on the new site. In preparation for this transition, we will post all information on this library resource page as it becomes available. We will also stay in frequent contact with customers via e-mail. The current 2013 collection will remain unchanged and continue to be hosted by ebrary. If you have questions or concerns about the new home for e-Duke Books, please contact our Customer Service staff at edukebooks@dukeupress.edu.

e-Duke Books Platform Transition FAQs

The new platform will launch in December 2013 with access to all content included in the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection since the first release in 2008. The 2014 collection will debut on the new site. An early version of the site including all collection content and MARC records is now available to collection customers only. The current 2013 collection will remain unchanged and continue to be hosted by ebrary through February 2014.

September 2013: An early version of the new site was made available to collection library customers.
December 2013: The new platform will launch. All e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection content will be accessed on the new site.
January 2014: The 2014 e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection will debut on the new site.
February 2014: Access to the collection via ebrary will discontinue.

Yes, all e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection content will be assigned new URLs on the new platform. We are working to get the URLs in our public title list and send them to link resolvers and discovery services, hopefully, by the end of October. URLs are currently available within the MARC records on the beta site, although they will not be active until our hard launch in early December.

We are pleased to announce that with the December 2013 launch, there will be no restrictions on a user's ability to print or download book chapters as PDFs. These PDFs will not have DRM restrictions. Please note that use of the material is subject to the terms of the site license and US copyright law. We will stamp each downloaded PDF with basic bibliographic information as well as date, time, and home institution of the download. Unlimited simultaneous users can access each title.

Library collection customers were invited to take a first look at the new platform in September 2013. The official launch for all users is in December 2013.

Please visit partners.ebrary.com to download your institution's usage data from 2008 through 2013. Beginning in 2014, all new usage data for the collection will be accessed on HighWire. We will send you reminders to download your ebrary usage data in December 2013 and before the transition is complete.

Pricing for the 2014 e-Duke Books collection is now available. There will be no additional fee associated with the new platform.

MARC records are now available to collection customers only. They can be downloaded on the Librarian Tools page.

No, after the transition takes place, all e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection content must be accessed on the new platform.

All Duke e-books acquired through the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection will be accessed on the new platform. Former as well as current e-Duke Books customers will receive instructions for accessing their content on the new platform.

Nothing about the 2013 e-Duke Books collection will change. The 2013 collection will continue to be hosted on ebrary through February 2014.

The e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection will be available on the new site in December 2013. Redundant access will be maintained on ebrary through February 2014.

A preliminary version of the title list will be available in November 2013 and the final list in February 2014.

If you have questions or concerns about the new home for e-Duke Books, please contact our Customer Service staff at edukebooks@dukeupress.edu.

Yes, the entire backlist of Duke e-books as well as new content will be hosted on the new platform. E-books that you purchased via the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection will switch from being hosted on ebrary to the new site. Any Duke e-books that you purchased through ebrary or through other vendors as single titles will continue to be hosted by ebrary or by their current site.

No, we do not plan to change our pricing model, although we hope to be able to offer more options in the future. There will be no additional fee associated with the new platform.

No, renewing customers will not need to sign a new site license.

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