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GSL teams up with GeoScienceWorld eBooks!

publishing house booksA guest post from Dr Maxine Smith, Online Development Editor at the Geological Society Publishing House

Production staff at the Geological Society Publishing House were busy for the first half of 2014 helping GeoScienceWorld (GSW) launch their eBook Collections.

The GeoScienceWorld eBook Collections, which went live on 22 July 2014, is dedicated to the study of the Earth sciences and contains books from 10 leading society publishers. There are 713 book titles available now with a total of 1050 expected by the end of summer 2014. The Geological Society of London has contributed approximately 250 books to the collection.

Currently, the Geological Society of London’s Lyell Collection includes the following book content:

  • Engineering Geology Special Publications
  • Memoirs
  • Petroleum Geology Conference series
  • Special Publications

What’s new about the GSW eBook Collections is that 14 books not currently online are included:

  • The IAVCEI series (co-published with The International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior)
  • The TMS series (co-published with The Micropalaeontological Society)
  • The ‘Geology of’ series

And there are plans to include other GSL books that are not currently online in future releases.

Engineering geology subject area search: GSL publications alongside other geological society publications.

Engineering geology subject area search: GSL publications alongside other geological society publications.

The highlight of the GSW eBook Collections is that it is cross-searchable with GSW’s Journals Collections, which hosts 45 journals from 28 publishers. Readers can search using:

  • Subject areas
  • Publishers
  • Books

An additional feature of the GSW eBook Collections is that all books are available in whole-book PDF format rather than in the chapter-based PDF format, which makes it easier to navigate around the book and jump from chapter to chapter. Readers can also download chapters, the index, covers and table of contents from each book as a PDF.

 

A book’s ‘main book’ page: the table of contents and other book information occupies the left and centre of the screen while recommended reading, social sharing and download function to citation managers is on the right of the screen.

A book’s ‘main book’ page: the table of contents and other book information occupies the left and centre of the screen while recommended reading, social sharing and download function to citation managers is on the right of the screen.

When accessing a book’s ‘main book’ page readers can view the book abstract, the table of contents, and GeoRef records from AGI’s GeoRef database, along with recommended reading, downloading to a variety of citation managers and social sharing.

Title collections are available now for institutional subscription, and soon, chapters will be available for online purchasing and downloading by individual users. Non-customers may conduct searches and find detailed book information, abstracts, and tables of contents for each title. Full text content is available by institutional subscription and/or via Athens affiliation. Free trials are available to prospective institutional customers. To request a trial contact: gswinfo@geoscienceworld.org.

New books will be added on an ongoing basis so production staff at the Geological Society Publishing House will be busy again in the Autumn…

 

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