Though we’re not huge fans of listicles here at HEB, we just couldn’t resist showing all the ways HEB can help your library thrive, and not just survive, in 2018. HEB thrives on helping libraries, faculty, students, and individual users thrive; so let us count you the ways.
- Unlimited, simultaneous multi-user access.
- Money saved by not buying same books in print – the average price of humanities books is $70 and even if you only use 200 titles from the HEB collection, you will save your library over $10,000.
- Money saved by not buying individual ebooks – the average price of academic ebooks is $127. Even more money saved.
- Fulcrum – HEB is migrating to this innovative new platform and converting to ePUB.
- Size of the collection – we have 5,153 titles in 42 subject areas, and we’re continually growing.
- Curated collection – our titles are recommended and approved by scholars in their respective fields.
- Expanding subject areas – Military History, Political Science, Communications, Indigenous Peoples, and more.
- Free, downloadable MARC records and usage statistics.
- Accessibility Standards – we offer full text versions that work with standard text-to-voice readers, conforming to W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Conformance Level A.
- AltMetrics on select titles.
- Chapter Downloads.
- Fully searchable – in-depth, full-text, rather than extract, search results.
- Citation and annotation tools, such as the hypothes.is tool.
- Customer Service – our small but mighty team works to make sure you never get a ticket number if you have issues accessing the collection or need to request a title list.
- Try before you buy – we offer 60-day free trial subscriptions.
- 125 leading publishers as partners, including the university presses of Oxford, Harvard, University of California, and Cambridge.
- Award winning titles – 25% (over 1,000 titles) of our collection have won awards. See the titles that have won Pulitzers.
- Special series – developed in collaboration with publishers and learned societies.
So there you have it: 18 reasons your library needs HEB to help it thrive in 2018.