Springer quietly relaunched their e-book platform
this month, with the old gaudy orange interface soon going away. Two primary ways to access material are by using the search box at the top and browsing by disciplines listed along the left side. Users can access the advanced search page by clicking on the cog icon appearing next to the search box.
The new site contains tens of thousands of books to read and download. Creating a personal account opens up more features and soft copies of books can be purchased for $24.95.
A new mini-site Springer Realtime was also launched that displays info-graphics like real-time user locations on a world map, a tag cloud of top search words and Twitter-like feed showing top title downloads. For coolness factor, check out the Icons page as it drop covers Matrix-style.