Duke University Press this week announced a new home for the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection, available to libraries for purchase. The site, read.dukeupress.edu, offers access to more than 1,600 Duke titles (as well as journal content) for “reading, searching, and sharing.” The site is powered by the Folio eBooks solution, developed by Stanford University’s HighWire Press. Access through the the press’s previous provider, ebrary, will be discontinued in February.
Features of the new Drupal-based site, developed by HighWire, include tail;oring for mobile access, as well as DRM-free content, individual chapter downloads, and for advanced search social sharing, and reading recommendations. The new site is open to all, and Duke officials say it “dramatically enhances the discoverability of Duke University Press's content.
“We at Duke University Press are very pleased that we have been able to start our long-planned and eagerly awaited move towards integrating our book and journal content with such a successful first step," said Steve Cohn, director of Duke University Press, in a release.