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Land of Confusion: eBooks License Negotiation Demystified

Land of Confusion: eBooks License Negotiation Demystified



Presentation at the CALL/ACBD 2013 Annual Conference 8 May 2013. Montreal

Presentation at the CALL/ACBD 2013 Annual Conference 8 May 2013. Montreal



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    • Land of Confusion:eBooks’ License Negotiation DemystifiedUn monde de confusion:démystifier le processus de négociationdes licences pour les livres numériquesCALL/ACBD 2013 Conference8 May 2013Bess ReynoldsTechnical Services ManagerDebevoise & Plimpton LLP
    • What is an e-Book?Presented by Bess Reynoldse-book, n.Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈiːbʊk/ , U.S. /ˈiˌbʊk/Forms: 19– E-book, 19– e-book, 19– eBook, 19–ebook.Etymology: < e- comb. form+ book n.A hand-held electronic device on which the text ofa book can be read. Also: a book whose text isavailable in an electronic format for reading onsuch a device or on a computer screen; (occas.) abook whose text is available only or primarily onthe Internet.Source: Oxford English Dictionary online2
    • Law Firms Are DifferentPresented by Bess Reynolds Primarily dealing with a few vendors Top 5 vendors = 70% of annual budget Library collection vs. “desk book” Great need for ancillary titles on anoccasional basis Business Financial Medical/Scientific Historical legal information My firm borrowed 424 books via ILL last year3
    • A Loose-leafPresented by Bess Reynolds4
    • And in eBook FormatPresented by Bess Reynolds5
    • Original eBook ModelPresented by Bess Reynolds One book One device One reader6
    • eBooks with DRMPresented by Bess Reynolds7
    • Three Vendors in TrialPresented by Bess Reynolds LexisNexis Purchase from the Lexis store or Contract with Overdrive Thomson West 7 steps to use Proview Some older titles via Amazon for Kindle Wolters Kluwer WK eReader is still under construction – They’ve gone back to the drawing board Some titles available via Amazon or International8
    • Thomson Proview PlatformPresented by Bess Reynolds9
    • Thomson Proview Sample TitlePresented by Bess Reynolds10
    • Lexis Digital LibraryPresented by Bess Reynolds11
    • Lexis eBookPresented by Bess Reynolds12
    • Legal Vendors’ Market Shares Of those law libraries that boughteBooks: 46% bought from LexisNexis 23% bought from ThomsonReuters 15% bought from Wolters KluwerPresented by Bess Reynolds13
    • Presented by Bess ReynoldsPrint is Not Dead*Of 125 law firm libraries:– 45% will provide eBooks in 2013– 29% purchased eBooks in 2012– 40% have tested eBooks from legalpublishers*Based on a survey of law firm librarians I conducted in April 2013 forpresentation at the CALL 2013 Annual Meeting.Complete results here: http://tinyurl.com/cxew43mDuplicate responses were discarded.14
    • IN CASE YOU MISSED THAT:Presented by Bess Reynolds15
    • Presented by Bess Reynolds16Survey of Law Firms
    • Presented by Bess Reynolds17Why do we need a single silo?
    • Presented by Bess ReynoldsCartoon by Bess Reynolds18
    • Presented by Bess Reynolds19ILS Vendors’ Share of Law Library Market5 Vendors Represent 85%**After SydneyPlus acquisition of Inmagic99 of 125 libraries in the survey use an integrated library system
    • Some Questions about an eBook License:Presented by Bess Reynolds20 Do you have perpetual or limited access? What is the time period of the license? For multi-year licenses can you swap titles? What are the terms of renewal? – automaticrenewal should not be assumed Is there a library management tool? What is authorized usage & does it include?: Printing Copying ILLs
    • More Questions about an eBook License:Presented by Bess Reynolds21 How are resources discovered, are MARC records ormetadata available? Are you required to use proprietary software orplatform to access? Are you allowed to archive a copy if you own theresource? Usage statistics – How are they captured? What are the terms for dispute resolution?See: “Principles for licensing electronic resources.” American Association of Law Libraries.Web viewed 16 April 2013. <http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Advocacy/recommendedguidelines/licensing-electronic-resources.html>
    • Just in Time Not Just in CasePresented by Bess Reynolds Access not ownership Partnering with New York Law Instituteto provide seamless access to anenhanced collection including 54,000+eBooks22
    • Law Librarian ManifestoPresented by Bess Reynolds Libraries should own the eBooks they purchase Vendors should recognize the role that librariansplay in collection development, acquisitions &distribution Vendors should work to simplify the procedures forobtaining and managing eBooks Legal publishers should work with ILS vendors tomake the eBooks available directly in the OPAC,eliminating the need for multiple silos of discovery23
    • SURVEY DETAILSPresented by Bess ReynoldsMore survey results can be found here:http://tinyurl.com/cxew43m Survey was conducted in April 2013 Librarians from 125 law firms andprivate law libraries participated Some librarians did not answer allquestions24
    • Selected ResourcesPresented by Bess Reynolds “An open letter about ebooks and Douglas County Libraries.” Douglas County Libraries. Web. 24Jan. 2013 <http://douglascountylibraries.org/content/ebooks-and-DCL> Comparison of e-book formats. Wikipedia. Web accessed 1/24/2013:<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_formats> Kelly, Michael. "Top Ebook Distributors, ILS Vendors to Have Sitdown With ReadersFirst LibraryCoalition." The Digital Shift. 3 Jan 2013. The Library Journal. 24 Jan 2013.<http://tinyurl.com/b94nvuv>. O’Grady, Jean. “Checklist for the negotiation of Internet subscriptions.” American Association of LawLibraries. Updated Spring 2011. Web accessed 26 April 2013. <http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Advocacy/vendorrelations/CRIV-Tools/negotiate.html> “Principles for licensing electronic resources.” American Association of Law Libraries. Web viewed 16April 2013. http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Advocacy/recommendedguidelines/licensing-electronic-resources.html “Procurement Toolkit and Code of Best Practices for Licensing Electronic Resources.” AmericanAssociation of Law Libraries, April 2013. <http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Advocacy/vendorrelations/docs/procurement-toolkit.html> Reynolds, Bess. “The Challenges of e-books in Law Firm Libraries.” The New Librarian, AALL-ILTAWhite Paper: <http://read.uberflip.com/i/87421/64> Thomson Reuters Proview License:<http://thomsonreuters.com/proview/en/lic_agreement/lic_agreement_all/> Various articles about Douglas County Libraries. Evoke. 24 Jan. 2013. <http://evoke.cvlsites.org/>25
    • Presented by Bess ReynoldsThank YouContact me:breynolds@debevoise.comFollow me on Twitter:@bibliobess(Personal tweets, my opinions, not related to my POW)26