R2 Digital Library FAQ’s
What Is The R2 Digital Library?
- The R2 Digital Library SaaS database leverages the intersection where technology meets scientific, technical, and medical (STM) information aggregation.
- Powered by a proprietary digital rights and content management system that indexes information using a medical keyword vocabulary, our subject-driven platform empowers users to search and access peer-reviewed, editorially vetted electronic publications from more than 110 STM publishers, all within a single query.
- Save time and money with an aggregated database versus having to find and license content from individual publishers.
- Usage analytics offer real-time updates, pricing transparency, and records of actual user access which empower informed purchases of titles in use, and not just requested.
- The R2 Digital Library enables direct access to evidence-based knowledge and practices, which contribute to improved health outcomes, innovative research, and an enhanced educational experience.
How do You Purchase?
- Shopping cart functionality provides seamless access and instant quoting. Check-out for immediate content access, we’ll invoice you.
- Firm ordering: use sort and filter tools to select the content that makes sense for your institution and add to your shopping cart: choose from topics or curated special collections.
- Augment your collection: enable evidence-based patron-driven acquisition (PDA) to keep your collection up-to-date and enable access to content your users might be interested in.
- Enhance your collection with free OER eBooks.
- What’s the cost? The annual platform subscription fee of $1,200 combined with the content by concurrent users is the cost of your initial purchase, view transparent pricing in the shopping cart.
How is the R2 Digital Library Accessed?
- The R2 Digital Library can be accessed with any web-enabled device at www.r2library.com.
- You need an account number to establish an R2 subscription.
- Administrators will have a unique login which provides access to
- Usage statistics
- Access and authentication method
- User Management
- Users authenticate and can immediately access your collection at www.r2library.com or via a link created from within the software.
R2 Digital Library Database
- The content purchased works together as a database, all content has medical terms tagged which creates topic-driven navigation.
- More than 4 million medical images.
- Video and multi-media content available.
- Browse topics, publishers, or special collections to curate your database.
R2 Digital Library Collection Evolution:
- When a new edition of an eBook is released to the R2 Digital Library, you still have access to an old edition of an eBook via your R2 Digital Library Archives.
- You will be notified when a new edition is available for purchase.
- Institutional Branding: add your unique logo and message.
Digital Rights Management
- Any section can be printed, exported, emailed, or saved.
- To comply with publishers’ copyright policies, during a session level, if an eBook receives more than 60 print or email requests or 20% of the total number of HTML pages that compromises the resource on the R2 Digital Library over a 24-hour period, then print functionality will be temporarily suspended for that resource.
- Patrons will receive a notification upon crossing the 75% threshold of allowable print requests. If printing is suspended for a resource, all administrators associated with an account are notified.
Free Trial of the R2 Digital Library
- To get started with an R2 Digital Library trial, you’ll need an active Rittenhouse account number. Don’t have one? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and a Rittenhouse Team member can help you get set up with an account and start your trial!
- If you have an existing R2 Digital Library account, contact email@example.com
- Your users will have access to all health sciences eBooks on the R2 Digital Library.
- Usage statistics can be viewed in real time throughout your trial to inform your purchase decisions.