[MDL] FW: American Chemical Society eBooks Build-a-Group

Beth Scheinfeld Beth.Scheinfeld at lyrasis.org
Thu Sep 4 11:04:13 EDT 2014

Hello MDL/USMAI Members - Please read below and complete the brief survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LYRASISACS by September 19 with your interest in an ACS STEM ebook offer.  Thanks for your input.  -Beth Scheinfeld

From: lyroffers-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org [mailto:lyroffers-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of Celeste Feather
Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 9:57 AM
Subject: [Lyroffers] American Chemical Society eBooks Build-a-Group

Over the past year LYRASIS has been using a technique that we call "Build-a-Group" to leverage our community interest in certain products and obtain better offers and discounts from content providers.

We have begun negotiations with the American Chemical Society (ACS) regarding their STEM ebook collection<http://pubs.acs.org/series/symposium>, and we would now like to use the "Build-a-Group" strategy to organize a group of libraries interested in acquiring this content. The ebook collection is also formally known as the ACS Symposium Series, but the content is not comprised of conference proceedings.  The ebooks are compilations of edited chapters by various authors organized around a central topic.

Our Build-a-Group process is as follows:

First, we need to gather a group of highly interested libraries. We would like to attract libraries of all sizes and negotiate on your behalf if these ebook collections are of interest to your users. Negotiation possibilities are greater when an offer can be structured to fit a known group of libraries. Please don't assume that the pricing will be out of reach! If you are interested, let us know.

Second, we will negotiate with ACS for a customized offer for this group and then share the offer with the interested libraries.  No library will be asked for a final commitment until we have negotiated pricing.

All LYRASIS members are eligible to participate in this offer unless they are currently in a multi-year agreement for ACS ebooks that lasts beyond calendar year 2014.

We have scheduled two 20 minute webinars with ACS to provide more information about their STEM ebooks. Please register for one of the sessions below<http://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/EventDetail.aspx?Eid=B6FAC36B-DF2E-E411-88A4-002219586F0D> to learn more.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, 10:00 a.m. Eastern
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Action Item:

Express your interest to participate in an ACS STEM eBook offer by September 19, 2014 (no commitments yet!) on a short survey at

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LYRASISACS .

Please review more details about the collection content and the offer below. Our goal is to have pricing for your review by September 29, 2014, and then we will seek commitments for final purchases by October 31, 2014.

About the ACS STEM eBook Collection Offer

The ACS ebook collection contains approximately 1,400 peer-reviewed STEM e-books developed by the ACS technical divisions, published from 1950 to the present.  Each book and chapter is authored and edited by an expert in the field, and the collection of chapters is again edited by an internationally recognized leaders in the field. The series covers a broad range of topics including agricultural and food chemistry, cellulose and renewable materials, chemical education, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, materials, and more.

The ebook collection features:

*        Content for one-time purchase with unlimited use

*        Unlimited concurrent use, and no technical restrictions on printing and downloading

*        Rights management that is covered by a library's existing ACS agreement

*        No annual hosting fee for ACS Web Editions journal customers, modest fee for other libraries

*        Perpetual access rights

*        Free MARC records to all purchasers through the WorldCat Collection Sets from OCLC
Our offer will include the following purchase options:

1.      A complete collection from 1950-2015

2.      Bundled collections: 1950-2011, 2012-2015

3.      Single year collections of 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
ACS has shared with us some general ballpark list pricing for some of these collections in order to provide a baseline for your consideration. In print, these book titles have an average list price of $150.00.  If we are successful in building a strong group of libraries, the prices we will be able to negotiate will of course be lower than the list prices.

*        Annual collections for 2012-2015, list price of ~$4,950 each year for ~35 ebooks per year, with discounts for buying the entire 2012-2015 set

*        1950-2011, based on type and size of institution, list price ranges from $13,000 to $40,000 for ~1,400 titles
Below is a table showing subject coverage in the ACS STEM eBooks Symposium Series. Visit the ACS eBooks web site<http://pubs.acs.org/series/symposium> to view titles and learn more.


What the  ACS STEM eBooks Symposium Series Offers:


More than 200 books with 7,000 chapters on Food Chemistry


Over 16,000 chapters related to topics in Biochemistry


Over 1,300 books including more than 50 chapters of contributions from Nobel Laureates


30 books from the ACS Division of Chemical Education, directly related to the teaching of science


Over 800 chapters including 4 books edited by Paul T. Anastas, the "Father of Green Chemistry"

Environmental Science

Over 14,000 chapters available


23 books directly related to geosciences

Health Sciences & Medicine

Over 400 books on Health Sciences & Medicine


Over 15 books that bridge the gap between technology and its impact on society

Law & Policy

Over 1,200 chapters on policy and legislation including Patent Policy, edited by Willard Marcy

Math & Computer Science

Over 40 books from the ACS Divisions of Chemical Information and Computers in Chemistry

Physics & Astronomy

Over 3,000 chapters including Chemical Evolution Across Space and Time, edited by Lori Zaikowski and Jon M. Friedrich

Celeste Feather
Senior Licensing Program Account Manager
celeste.feather at lyrasis.org<mailto:celeste.feather at lyrasis.org>
800-999-8558 ext. 2954 (Toll-free)
678-235-2954 (Direct)
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