After the end of the recent extended trial period for Springer e-book content, usage statistics were used to identify the most heavily-used titles for permanent-access purchase (Evidence Based Selection), across all the SHEDL libraries.
We now have access to the 2015 Springer titles, through the Springer website, and details of these will be added to SAULCAT shortly.
St Andrews also has permanent access to all the other e-books bought by other SHEDL libraries, after the end of the initial trial period.
The agreement includes:
over 6,700 books, in
2010-2016 (end of 2015), though the agreement may be extended later, to include
material is owned in
material is excluded
monographs, book series, and reference works are included
material is 100%
Digital Rights Management (DRM) free, so it's possible for you to print and e-mail chapters without restriction