Cambridge University Joins Questia Media's Online Library
Researchers and academics who use the Internet for research now have more resources from which to choose. Cambridge University Press has entered an agreement with online academic library Questia Media Inc. to add 1,000 of its titles to Questia's online collection.
The agreement expands the library's collection to 50,000 academic textbooks. Troy Williams, president and chief executive officer of Questia Media, notes that while a large amount of public domain material (material published before 1923) exists online , making copyrighted material available to researchers is "a pressing need that Questia is addressing."
Fee-based access ensures that publishers are compensated for the material and that it is protected from copyright infringement.
"As our industry enters the next generation of publishing, new electronic methods of reaching readers are emerging," says Michael Holdsworth, Cambridge University Press managing director of Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The university press joins more than 250 academic and commercial publishers that have licensed content to the Questia library.
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