WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2023 – A trove of more than 160 eBooks in insect science is now available on the BioOne Digital Library, through an extension of BioOne’s partnership with the Entomological Society of America (ESA).
With the launch of the ESA eBook Collection, BioOne and ESA have partnered to source, digitize, and make fully searchable critical books from ESA’s catalog. Through this collaboration, BioOne and ESA share a commitment to make scientific research more accessible with the preservation of over 100 years of natural history and entomological research that also covers a broad range of subjects including agricultural entomology, pest management, insect ecology, and biodiversity. The ESA eBook Collection may be licensed by institutions under a one-time purchase model directly from BioOne. Essential ESA titles available in digital format for the first time include the Handbook of Small Grain Insects, Bees and Crop Pollination - Crises, Crossroads, Conservation, and The Larval Ixodid Ticks of the Eastern United States.
“Some of these titles are challenging for libraries to find,” said ESA Director of Publications, Communications, and Marketing Matt Hudson. “Creating the ESA eBook Collection on the BioOne Digital Library allows us to make the comprehensive research in this collection broadly accessible, while sustainably covering the substantial costs of digitizing content.”
“We’re proud to partner with ESA on this exciting endeavor,” said BioOne President/CEO Lauren Kane. “This project also represents the power of collaboration among BioOne’s community network to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. Partners from across our publishing, library, and research community came together in support, and we appreciate the hard work of our platform partner, SPIE, and library sourcing partners at Iowa State University, the William F. Barr Entomological Museum at the University of Idaho, and the University of California, Berkeley.”
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About the Entomological Society of America
ESA is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA today has more than 7,000 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, the Society stands ready as a non-partisan scientific and educational resource for all insect-related topics. For more information, visit www.entsoc.org.
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