Greetings from a new member:

I think this is an important time to assess developments in e-collections and their tools and communicate with publishers.

The following is an invitation to take an e-collections publisher survey. If you do a keyword search (Bloomsbury Academic) in CUNY+, you will see what CUNY owns and try out their e-books. This survey gives us the opportunity to give specific critiques of e-book collections and their tools for research and teaching. In this same survey, we can critique not only the Bloomsbury collection but also others they are competing with.

I believe that we need to start of formal process to define what researchers and educators need with assessments of what is currently available (what works and what does not) and what specific access features and tools we need to be effective in our work.

This survey looks like a good opportunity.


Jean-Jacques Strayer (Hunter College Libraries)


Dear Colleague
Complete our Survey for Chance to Win £100 / $150 of Bloomsbury Books
Bloomsbury is planning a new online resource, Bloomsbury Collections, which will allow scholars and students to access e-book collections of academic monographs via their institution. This project is still at an early stage of development, but the digital publishing team at Bloomsbury are very keen to ensure that the platform is built around the needs of researchers and students, and are therefore looking for feedback from scholars in the humanities and social sciences.
The resource will follow on the success of Bloomsbury’s existing academic resources (Berg Fashion Library, Churchill Archive and Drama Online) and will include scholarly materials relevant for Philosophy, Literary Studies, Education, Classics, Linguistics, History, Politics and Sociology, Biblical Studies, Theology and Religious Studies, with more subjects to follow in future phases. If you would like to help inform key decisions in Bloomsbury’s product development, please visit to answer a questionnaire, which should take no more than 10 minutes to complete.
As a thank you, your name will be entered into a prize draw to win £100 / $150 of Bloomsbury books – please be sure to include your email address on the survey.

Please also forward this email to any colleagues who might be interested. If you would like more information about the project, please don’t hesitate to contact me. The survey closes 23 June 2013.

Matt Kibble

Digital Publisher, Bloomsbury

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