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New York, 10 April 2013

Springer signs eBook deal with the Virtual Library of Virginia and the Washington Research Library Consortium

Major licensing agreement includes more than 80 libraries across Virginia and Washington, DC

Springer announced that it has signed a major deal with the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) and the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC). The agreement gives students and researchers from across more than 80 campuses access to Springer eBook content.
“We are very happy that we could come to an agreement with these two important organizations,” said David Celano, Springer’s Vice President of Library Sales for the Unites States and Canada. “We know deals of this sort serve library users well while allowing us to offer the best price possible for this amount of content. This is why Springer always actively pursues agreements with state-wide and major consortia.”
With the completion of this deal, users at the private and public institutions belonging to VIVA and WRLC will have access to tens of thousands of Springer’s eBooks via SpringerLink), Springer’s online platform. The schools covered by this agreement include Georgetown University, The University of Virginia, George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Tech, to name a few. And with Springer’s liberal usage policies (no digital rights management and inter-library loan rights), libraries will be able to share these resources with each other easily and efficiently.
For more information on eBooks and eBook packages, please contact your Springer representative or visit springer.com/ebooks.
The Virtual Library of Virginia (http://www.vivalib.org) is the consortium of nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Members include all of the 39 state-assisted colleges and universities (the six doctoral universities, nine four-year institutions, and 24 community and two-year branch colleges), as well as 34 of the independent (private, nonprofit) institutions and the Library of Virginia.
The Washington Research Library Consortium (http://www.wrlc.org) was established in 1987 to support and enhance the library and information services of universities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The WRLC enables the success of learning and scholarship by creating coordinated collections, creating a robust infrastructure for discovery and access, ensuring the long-term preservation of physical and digital information resources and sharing expertise.
Springer Science+Business Media (www.springer.com) is a leading global scientific, technological and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R & D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. Springer is also a trusted local-language publisher in Europe – especially in Germany and the Netherlands – primarily for physicians and professionals working in healthcare and road safety education. Springer published roughly 2,200 English-language journals and more than 7,500 new books in 2012, and the group is home to the world’s largest STM eBook collection, as well as the most comprehensive portfolio of open access journals. In 2012, Springer Science+Business Media S.A. generated sales of approximately EUR 981 million. The group employs more than 7,000 individuals across the globe.