BiblioVault

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BiblioVault is a virtual warehouse for academic books that serves more than 90 scholarly publishers in the U.S. and Europe.

Development began in late 2001 under the auspices of the University of Chicago Press, with financial support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

As of early 2012, BiblioVault provided long-term secure storage for more than 20,000 digital book files, and offered scanning, printing, transfer, conversion, file distribution, and ebook fulfillment services to its members.

BiblioVault hosts a public web site, http://www.bibliovault.org, with information about 25,000 titles, including descriptions, cover thumbnails, tables of contents, excerpts, and reviews. The site links to member press shopping carts, for immediate online purchase of the books listed. Accessibility offices can request files for students with disabilities from these pages as well.

Member presses visit BiblioVault's publishers' site, to submit and retrieve their files, edit metadata about their titles, and order deliveries of files and metadata to e-retailers, search sites, and printers. BiblioVault is also associated with a digital printing center within the Chicago Distribution Center for short-run printing (and automated physical warehouse restocking) of titles stored in the repository.

Besides making more than 25,000 file deliveries annually to e-retailers, such as Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iBooks, Google Play, etc., BiblioVault also fulfills ebooks directly for 25 member presses, via the Chicago Distribution Center's online shopping cart and several other independent press shopping carts.


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