WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association (APA) announced that it has made several hundred e-books available to institutions via the ebrary platform. For the first time, libraries will be able to select individual titles, choosing from among Perpetual Archive (PA), Demand-driven Acquisition (DDA), and Short-term Loans (STL) models. Libraries can purchase APA titles either directly from ebrary or through its global distribution partners including YBP and Coutts. Initially, more than 250 titles published between 2009 and 2014 are being made available.
APA is a leading publisher of scholarly, professional and reference books in psychology and the behavioral and social sciences. It publishes titles that are anchored in scholarly knowledge, informed by empirical research and translated into practical applications. APA also publishes self-help books for adults through its APA LifeTools® trade imprint. 2014 marks the 25th year of the modern APA Books® publishing program, during which APA will publish its 1,500th book since 1989
A ProQuest business, ebrary is a leading provider of e-books and research technology to libraries worldwide. Founded in 1999, the company offers more than 450,000 e-books from over 500 publishers.
APA titles released for distribution via ebrary include virtually all of APA’s scholarly, professional and reference books published since 2009 as well as select APA LifeTools trade titles. Volumes in the APA Handbooks in Psychology® Series are not included, but are available for institutions to purchase directly from APA for electronic delivery on the APA PsycNET® platform.
The Perpetual Archive, Demand-driven Acquisition and Short-term Loans models for APA titles provided via ebrary expand on APA’s existing options for institutions to access APA book content electronically.
APA also provides libraries other options for acquiring electronic book content, notably the newly expanded PsycBOOKS®database. PsycBOOKS is the most current and only comprehensive electronic resource for APA books. It provides chapter-level access to thousands of scholarly and professional titles published by APA, in addition to a substantial backfile of classic and historic works.
According to APA Publisher Gary R. VandenBos, PhD, “The world of publishing is rapidly evolving. To meet this challenge, publishers must adapt by providing content in multiple formats across multiple platforms. By teaming with ebrary to distribute electronic versions of APA’s scholarly, professional and trade titles, APA is providing libraries with more flexible options for incorporating our titles into their collections. APA is continuing to seek out new partnerships to increase the accessibility of our content.”
The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA's membership includes nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.