DPLA launches new and improved ebook marketplace
Easy access to ebooks and audiobooks has been critically important for people of all ages across the country during the pandemic. For three years, DPLA has been working with the New York Public Library, and the SimplyE Advisory Council to help libraries expand their ebook offerings with SimplyE, the only ebook platform built by libraries, for libraries. An important complement to this work is the DPLA Exchange, a non-profit ebook and audiobook marketplace that helps libraries to cost-effectively expand access to their digital collections.
Today, we are happy to announce the launch of a new and improved DPLA Exchange.
We’ve introduced a brand new look, as well as new features to make ebook and audiobook collection development a seamless part of your library workflow:
- More robust advanced search criteria and search-result filters will allow selectors to work quickly and efficiently
- Updated integration with the Open Bookshelf, our collection of more than 8,000 (and growing!) free, curated, high-quality ebooks
- As always, much of the content found on the DPLA Exchange is available with unique, flexible licensing models
In the coming weeks, we’ll be adding new titles from the more than 60 publishers that have newly signed on to the DPLA Exchange, including Independent Publishers Group, De Gruyter, Chronicle Books, Dover Publications, and many more. We’ll also be adding to our selection list offerings.
We hope you’ll take a few minutes to browse the new DPLA Exchange and let us know what you think. To find out more about our ebook work and the DPLA Exchange, please visit ebooks.dp.la.
DPLA’s ebook work is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.