At a glance:

• What is Books Public?

Tailored to public libraries, Books Public provides access to the complete and unabridged content of thousand of online textbooks as well as hundreds of audiobooks and executive summaries in a fully searchable database.

All users have full and simultaneous access to all titles and the collection is automatically updated with new releases.

It is possible to download parts of the electronic books and read them offline or print them.

The books collection is available on most "link resolver services", and support the MARC standard on all titles.

• Why choose Books Public?

Satisfied customers and operational stability are our highest priority. We therefore deliver a system that:
 
  • Automatically updated with new titles.
  • Easily integrates with the library system with single sign-on.
  • Is exceptionally reliable and stable.
  • Puts the user at the center with targeted functionality.
  • Delivered at a competitive price.

The above is proven by our customer's many years of trust in both us and the system.

• What does it cost ?

The price is based on the individual library's agreed number of users.

The subscription is made for 1, 2 or 3 years and provides full and unlimited access during the license period.

We are happy to make a tailor-made offer, based on your situation.

• How is it installed?

All titles support the MARC standard, making it easy to integrate with your search system.

The MARC standard ensures that all bibliographic data is available in your search systems.

Books Public is available on most link resolver services. In many cases, the integration with the library system can thus be done with a few clicks of the mouse.

The integration is done via EZproxy. This ensures flexible access and makes it possible to access the databases easily and anonymously - also outside the library area.

• Which publishers are behind?

The titles are a complete rendering of the same titles that are published through a number of publishers. There are agreements with a wide range of publishers. Springer, GABAL Verlag, John Wiley & Sons, Franzis Verlag, Apress, McGraw-Hill, Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Cambridge University Press og Taylor and Francis are just some of the names.

The content is written by professionals – opposed to regular web searches with many wrong and misleading information.

Books Public - The digital library

Electronic books from reputable publishers - tailored for public libraries. Integration with existing library system and full MARC support.

What is Books Public??

Books Public is a comprehensive collection that provides full access to the complete and unabridged contents of thousand of online textbooks as well as hundreds of audiobooks and executive summaries in a fully searchable database.

Books Public is tailored to public libraries and is accessible online through the existing library system.

Books Public automatically keeps the library's collections updated with new releases, which eases the burden of making time-consuming catalog selections while ensuring that frontlist titles are represented.

Books Public delivers high quality electronic books by reputable publishers and ensures that everyone can find resources - at any time and anywhere - including the patrons who log in from home.

Books Public is a resource that is very attractive and widely used by public libraries.

Why choose Books Public

Satisfied customers and operational stability are our highest priority. We therefore deliver a system that:
 
  • Automatically updated with new titles.
  • Easily integrates with the library system with single sign-on.
  • Is exceptionally reliable and stable.
  • Puts the user at the center with targeted functionality.
  • Delivered at a competitive price.

The above is proven by our customer's many years of trust in both us and the system.

Resourceful content.

Books Public is divided into several individual collections and covers, among other things, these topics:

ITpro

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Blockchain

  • Business Skills for IT Professionals

  • Certification and Compliance

  • Cloud Computing and Virtualization

  • Computer Science

  • Cyber Security

  • Data and Databases

  • Desktop and Office Applications

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

  • Hardware

  • IBM and Oracle Technologies

  • IT Project Management

  • Machine Learning

  • Networks and Protocols

  • Operating Systems and Servers

  • Software Design and Development

  • Web Development and Graphic Design

BusinessPro

  • Business Analysis

  • Business Skills

  • Coaching

  • Coordination

  • Corporate Case Studies & Interviews

  • Employee Training & Development

  • Finance & Accounting

  • GAP Analyze

  • GDPR

  • Hospitality & Tourism

  • Human Resources (HR)

  • International Business

  • Management & Leadership

  • Marketing & Sales

  • Project Management

  • Quality & Manufacturing Management

  • Recruitment

  • Social Media

  • Sustainability

  • Team Skills

  • Technology in Business

EngineeringPro

  • Algebra

  • Algorithms

  • Ceramics

  • Communications

  • Data Center

  • Data Warehousing

  • Energy

  • Environment

  • Health

  • HVAC

  • Intelligence

  • Manufacturing

  • Matlab

  • Microwaves

  • Mining

  • Physics

  • Polymers

  • Project Management

  • Radar

  • Robotics

  • Sensors

  • Six Sigma

  • SolidWorks

  • Sustainability

  • Technologies

  • Wireless

FinancePro

  • Accounting

  • Alliances; Partnerships and Joint Ventures

  • Auditing

  • Certification Prep

  • Consolidation & Mergers

  • Credit & Loans

  • Economic Influences

  • Ethics

  • General References

  • Government & Non-Profit

  • Insurance

  • International Issues

  • Investing

  • Operations Management

  • Planning & Budgeting

  • Real Estate

  • Risk Management

  • Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

  • Selling Financial Services

  • Taxation & Valuation

  • Technology

  • Venture Capital

Desktop

  • Adobe Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign

  • Android

  • Apple

  • AutoCad

  • Blackberry

  • CAD

  • Content Management System (CRM)

  • DOS

  • Google Apps

  • Graphics & Design

  • iOS

  • JavaScript

  • Linux

  • Lotus

  • Mac OS

  • Microsoft Dynamics

  • Microsoft Office

  • Microsoft Office for Mac

  • Microsoft Teams

  • Microsoft Windows

  • OpenOffice

  • Ubuntu

Recognized publishers

Books Public gives you knowledge directly from a wide range of professionals. The titles in Books Public is a complete reproduction of the same titles which is released through a number of publishers.

With Books Public you get access to the original content from a large number of the world's leading and respected writers and publishers. There are currently agreements with a wide range of publishers such as Springer, GABAL Verlag, John Wiley & Sons, Franzis Verlag, Apress, McGraw-Hill, Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Cambridge University Press and Taylor and Francis.

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User-friendly interface

Books Public is designed to maximize the benefit for the user. To ensure this, there are built-in functions for:
 
  • Personal bookshelves
  • Personal notes
  • Option to share books
  • Automatic suggestions of relevant titles
  • Personal bookmarks

Translate into your own language.

Books Public is compatible with Google Translate. It is possible to have the books automatically translated into your own language. All you have to do is activate Google Translate.

This can help users understand complex texts written in languages they are not familiar with. By translating books into their preferred language, users can gain a better understanding of topics and concepts that they would otherwise have difficulty understanding.

Chapters to Go

Books Public allows users to download entire chapters of individual titles. The users can save the chapter for offline reading or printing.
 
 

Licensing Model.

Books Public for public libraries are licensed based on the number of users.

Books Public is offered as a license that provides simultaneous access to patrons and employees. Once they are logged in to your library system, the Skillsoft titles are presented, along with other resources found when performing a search, and can be accessed online.

These models are only available to libraries and academic institutions.

Powered by Skillsoft

Books Public online books comes from our long-standing partner Skillsoft, who has been honored with numerous awards and accolades.
 
 
"The choice was easy. Besides our technical requirements were met, the cost was substantial lower than our previous system, though at a reduced but more targeted collection of titles. We entered a three-year agreement and got even further discount. We are in all very well-satisfied."
Aalborg Universitet
Lone Ramy Katberg
License Administrator
"The set up really was not hard. We have chosen to set up regular download of MARC records to our discovery system. In this way we will keep the content of titles more accurate than depending on the content in the link resolver we use."
Mälardalen University
Tord Heljeberg
Librarian, e-resources
"Setup was easy. An access via EZproxy was selected and quickly implemented."
Mälardalen University
Tord Heljeberg
Librarian, e-resources

Easy integration

Since Books Public is available on most "link resolver services", integration with your library system is quite easy. In many cases this is done with a few clicks of the mouse.

In addition, all titles in our collections support the MARC (Machine Readable Cataloging) record standard, which increases the flexibility for integration between your search system and Books Public. MARC the entries ensure that all the bibliographic data from Books Public will be available in your search systems.

Authentication with EZproxy

The integration is done via EZproxy. This ensures flexible access and makes it possible to access the databases easily and anonymously - even outside the library area.
Trial access.
We are happy to provide free of charge trial access for a period of 30 days.

Required information to set up the trials:

  • EZ-proxy URL for the library.
  • Collections to include in the trial.
  • Target start date of trial.
  • Contact.

Please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail, if you want a trial access.
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