Springer joins Katrina relief effort with eBooks donation worth more than $1 million

As New Orleans continues to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Springer Science+Business Media (www.springer.com), one of the world's largest science, technology and medicine book publishers, this morning announced a donation of eBooks to seven of the city's universities. Springer announced the donation, valued at more than $1 million, at the American Library Association conference in New Orleans.

The institutions of higher learning that will benefit from Springer's eBooks donation include Tulane University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Loyola University, University of New Orleans, Dillard University, Southern University at New Orleans, and the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans. As a result of Springer's donation, the students and professors at these schools will have complete access to more than 10,000 of Springer's scientific, technical, and medical books in both fully searchable PDF and HTML.

"Today, Springer is pleased to donate more than 10,000 eBooks each to Tulane, Xavier University, Loyola University, University of New Orleans, Dillard University, Southern University at New Orleans, and the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans," said Peter Hendriks, President Global Sales and Marketing, Springer. "As these universities continue to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Springer wanted to give them a helping hand by enriching the great library resources that these universities already offer. While no amount of donations can compensate the people of this region for their loss, we hope that our donation to New Orleans' academic centers will contribute to a swift and complete resumption of research activities in the city."

"Springer's donation of eBooks is extraordinarily generous and one of the finest examples of support we have received in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. This donation will help Tulane University continue to provide its students and resea

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