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Online IT library

  • 1.  Online IT library

    Posted 04-12-2021 08:31
    Hello,
    I work in a small documentation centre, solely focused on one topic (gambling/gaming). There is a growing demand lately for IT books, and I am exploring the possibility of "outsourcing" it instead of developping a collection of IT subject matter. I would like to know if you are subscribed to an online library/service with the IT focus? If yes, are satisfied and would you recommend it?

    Thank you in advance for your valuable input.

    Mirjana Martic
    Business information specialist
    Loto-Québec.
    Montréal, QC mirjana.martic@loto-quebec.com

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    Mirjana Martic
    Business Information Specialist
    [514 5540730]
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  • 2.  RE: Online IT library

    Posted 04-13-2021 14:05
    Just a few precisions: I am looking for an online lending library of digital IT books, with a subscription model for information (documentation) centres.
    Also, the O'Reilly would have been my ideal candidate, but they are more learning oriented than a lending library, so it would not work for me.

    If you have any other suggestion, I would appreciate your input!

    All the best,
    Mirjana

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    Mirjana Martic
    Business Information Specialist
    [514 5540730]
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  • 3.  RE: Online IT library

    Posted 04-13-2021 14:27

    Hello Mirjana,

    At one time, I had access to Books24x7 that has since become Skillsoft (https://www.skillsoft.com/). I found Books 24x7 to be a great resource/library for online IT books.

    The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) provides "The IT-PRO Collection from Books24x7" (https://www.acm.org/membership/discounts/books24-7).

    Good luck,

    Negina Rood



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    Negina Rood
    Research Manager
    Deloitte
    nrood@deloitte.com
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  • 4.  RE: Online IT library

    Posted 28 days ago
    There used to be a collection available through ProQuest called "Safari Tech Books Online."  I don't know whether that still exists.  One could subscribe to a set number of books and then change the selection of the titles as needed.  But I have no idea whether that still exists and with that model.  Also, if you are looking at subscriptions, you might also or instead consider demand-driven acquisitions, whereby you commit a certain amount of money, set the parameters for the collection, and then end up purchasing only what was used.  ProQuest's Ebook Central platform is really great for that kind of approach.  Hope this helps!

    P.S. I hope you don't mind, but I've passed your contact info along to a colleague at Babson College who has a lottery-related question.  She may reach out to you.

    Take care,

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    Patricia Berens
    Content Management & Research Librarian
    Babson College
    (781) 239-5486
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