Campus Life & E-books◦ Book Lovers (34%) have an inherent affinity for the print form◦ Technophiles (23%) are strongly interested in the possibilities of new technology as regards the book◦ Pragmatists (17%) are the most neutral of the four, as they are most interest in content and see pros and cons of both formats◦ Printers (26%) prefer print books but are distinguished from Book Lovers in that they have specific difficulties with the usability of e-books
Research Citations1. Aaron Shrimplin, Andy Revelle, Susan Hurst, and Kevin Messner, “Contradictions and Consensus – Clusters of Opinions on E-books,” College & Research Libraries 72, no. 2 (2011): 181-190.2. Andy Revelle, Kevin Messner, Susan Hurst, and Aaron Shrimplin, “Book Lovers, Technophiles, Pragmatists, and Printers: The social and demographic structure of user attitudes toward ebooks.” College & Research Libraries (forthcoming).
Value of the Big Deal Our price tag to OhioLINK is a good value and becomes a better value overtime with additional usage Cost per download also seems to be a good value when compared with others (e.g. Elsevier study of ScienceDirect e-books which determined cost per use is $5.10 per chapter) Having the choice to select only a subset of subjects might be useful 80/20 -- 116 titles @ $100.00 and long tail -- 318 titles with 494 downloads @ $6 per download = $14,500 Predictive analytics capabilities & pay for the amount of need
PDA Overview More than 16,000 un-purchased e-books records in our catalog 1st batch loaded into our catalog on Sept. 2010. 2nd batch loaded in Feb. 2011. Jan. 2012, ebrary/YBP integrated profile ◦ Ebrary Auto-DDA in GOBI “alt-ed ebrary probable auto DDA (date)” OR “alt-ed ebrary auto DDA record sent (date)” ◦ YBP is cross-checking & blocking DDA if we purchase in print before the e-book becomes available Budget: $100,000
PDA Model Purchase triggers ◦ 10 minutes of use ◦ 10 page turns (excluding TOC and Index) ◦ a print or a copy Single-User access Downloading e-books using Adobe Digital Editions
PDA Goals Broaden the collection ◦ more titles ◦ more publishers ◦ more subjects Purchase on demand ◦ pay at point of need ◦ pay for amount of need Increasing purchasing efficiency ◦ 0 uses / $2,284,532
MUL ebrary Data – High Level September 2010 – April 2012 ◦ 983 titles triggered for purchase ◦ $78,972.00 ◦ $80.34 cost per title
Use of PDA Books Titles with Number of titles Total titles used (%)1 use 238 38.62-5 uses 260 42.26-10 uses 74 12.011-20 uses 26 4.221-30 uses 12 1.941-49 uses 4 .650 or more 2 .3
Top Ten Used PDA Titles Title User SessionsLEED Practices, Certification, and AccreditationHandbook 721PRAXIS II Mathematics 0061 (3rd Edition) 71War, Violence, and Population : Making the Body Count 47Anthropologies of Modernity : Foucault,Governmentality, and Life Politics 45Terror and Territory : The Spatial Extent of Sovereignty 43Introduction to African Politics (3rd Edition) 42Management Across Cultures : Challenges andStrategies 35Handbook of the Psychology of Aging (7th Edition) 35Plant Development 28Social Media Marketing : An Hour a Day 28
EBSCO E-books Netlibrary Discovery Layer PDA pilot – Summer 2012 ◦ Pub Date: 2012 ◦ Cost: $0-$200 ◦ Language: English ◦ PDA-eligible and downloadable ◦ Exclude publishers: Wiley, ABC-Clio, Springer, and Oxford
E-books in Gobi Only ebrary e-books may currently be purchased from YBP via Gobi (Ebsco soon) a title is available in e-form, look for an "alternate editions" link discount on print books from YBP does not apply to e-books. Catalog records for each e-book ordered are purchased from YBP for $2.00 per title Ebrary e-books ordered via YBP generally become available and are cataloged within 3 business days of the order We are currently not ordering duplicate titles across formats To help avoid duplication, we have recently loaded our monographic holdings purchased outside of YBP into Gobi ebrary e-book holdings are currently not being set in OCLC WorldCat and are not being contributed to the OhioLINK Central Catalog.
Next Steps/The Future Continue to evaluate different e-book purchasing and pricing models No single approach ebooks on demand - PDA & PPV/STL eApproval make accessible all we can afford? will DDA work at the consortial level – OhioLINK what about stewardship removal of titles/replacement local print on demand Marketing Easy access and better usability (comprehensive search) – discovery tools Look for solutions that provide even more e-book titles, available at the time of publication, with multiple purchasing and pricing models UPCC Books on Project MUSE Books at JSTOR
Q&AThank You.Aaron K. ShrimplinAssistant Dean for Collections and Research ServicesMiami University Librariesshrimpak@muohio.edu