Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Exact Editions launch digital magazine service for libraries
Exact Editions has announced that it has launched a digital magazine service for libraries. In most cases this will be the first time that the magazines on offer have been made available digitally for institutional access. Institutions will be able to select and buy magazines from a broad selection for access by their users. Users will be able to search the most recent issues of their favourite magazines and their associated archives. In addition, library users will be able to search across several magazines at a time. The Exact Editions platform is entirely web-based allowing for IP authentication and remote access. The system also allows users to print single pages as PDF's. The launch service includes prestigious magazines such as Prospect, Ecologist, Dazed & Confused and Literary Review. As with the consumer service a trial issue of each magazine is freely available for inspection. Daryl Rayner, Managing Director of Exact Editions said of the new service: 'We have reacted to a strong demand both from libraries and publishers to launch institutional access. We have been getting requests from libraries for IP authentication to many of the magazines we offer and from publishers to fulfil this growing requirement.'