The German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) and the German National Library of Medicine (ZB MED) have signed an extensive and ground-breaking agreement for access to Springer eBooks on SpringerLink. The agreement represents the largest eBook deal ever to have been signed in Germany, and is, in fact, a national license for all English-language chemistry, materials science and medicine titles during the copyright years 2005 – 2008. This means that all researchers, students and staff at all publicly funded universities, technical colleges and research institutions will have access to the content included in the deal.
For more information see here. Thanks to ResourceShelf for the heads up.