21 October 2010 - In a recent large-scale donation drive by EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) following the Canterbury Earthquake in early September, World Scientific has pledged 500 ebooks to help the Central Library of the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand), in its rebuilding efforts.
The 7.1 magnitude earthquake created a widespread collapse of the Library's bookshelves on all floors of the building, making it unavailable for access. Students and faculty are temporarily relying on both the Law Library which houses recovered materials from the Central Library and online access of materials.
Mr Max Phua, Executive Director of World Scientific, said, "We are thankful that no lives were lost in the earthquake and firmly believe that this unfortunate disaster at Christchurch should not be a deterrent to learning and research. The mission of World Scientific is to serve the needs of the scientific and academic community. We are therefore proud to join hands with EBSCO in ensuring that students and faculty at the University of Canterbury continue to have access to quality content as the university goes about rebuilding the library."
The donated eBook titles from World Scientific lie in a broad mix of Science, Business and Engineering.
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