Unnatural Selection: E-Book
Choices in a PDA Program from a
Community College Perspective
Regina Gong, Lansing Community C...
About LCC Library
• Located in downtown Lansing
• Staff: 11 FT and 12 PT (Admin, Librarian and
Support)
• Sierra (ILS)
• S...
Collection Overview
• 83,300 print titles
• 236,500 electronic resources (full text e-books,
e-journals, online gov’t docs...
Collection by Type
Our Print Acquisition Strategy
• Approval plan
• Firm ordering
• Standing orders
Our E-Book Strategy
• Mix of subscription and purchase
– Community college-oriented
– Specialized collection
• Demand-driv...
Our E-Book Collection
Why DDA?
• Broaden our collection
• Experiment with just-in-time purchasing
DDA Program with YBP
• Integration with existing approval and slip
profiles
• Customized YBP discovery and cataloging reco...
Criteria for DDA Title Pool
• Publication date from 2010 – 2013
• Only General Academic, Advanced Academic,
Basic and Popu...
DDA Implementation
•
•
•
•
•
•

DDA setup began mid-January 2013
Expenditure limit set at $5,000
Purchase trigger set afte...
DDA Usage Results
More Usage Stats
•
•
•
•
•

142 user sessions
5,081 pages viewed
14 pages copied
159 pages printed
5 chapter downloads
Top Titles 10 by Pages Viewed
TITLE

PAGES VIEWED

Domestic Violence Sourcebook : Basic Consumer Information about Intimat...
Surprises?
Title

Pages Viewed

Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

285

Web Hosting For Dummies

135

Beer For Dummi...
Purchases by Subject
SUBJECTS
SOCIAL SCIENCE
COMPUTERS
SPORTS & RECREATION
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
MUSIC
BUSINESS & ECONOMI...
Purchases by Publisher
PUBLISHER

TITLES PURCHASED

Wiley

23

ABC-CLIO

9

Omnigraphics

5

Jacana Media

3

Jossey-Bass
...
What our Patrons are telling us?
• We like “For Dummies” titles
• We like e-books on popular culture and social
issues
• W...
Next Steps
•
•
•
•
•

Continue with DDA program
Expand title pool to increase DDA titles
Add EBSCOhost as 2nd preferred ve...
Take 2: Gulf Coast State College
About GCSC Library
• Part of the community college system
• 9 full-time staff (5 librarians, 1 director, 3
senior library ...
Collection Overview
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Print: 54,098
eBooks: 31,740
eJournals: 36,860
119 Databases
Streaming Video: 12,623
A/...
Acquisitions Strategy
• Librarians do the selecting
• Firm orders only
• Additional Statewide e-Resources through
Florida ...
WHY DO PDA?

Image via Lance Page / t r u t h o u t
Print Circulation Stats
What do students want, anyway?
• Impossible to predict what will become
popular
• Rapid turnover of students
• Demographic...
Initial PDA Load
Small deposit = small number of records!
Evolution of Profiles
11,051 titles totaling over $1.5 million
9145 totaling over $600K
2917 at $75K
2612 at $260K
1880 at...
About the Initial Load
• Majority of titles in Business and Technology
• Levels range from “General – Popular” to
“Upper U...
Results
Things to do differently
• Don’t try to get this together the busiest time
of the year
• Give yourself room for things to ...
QUESTIONS?
Sara Duff
sduff@gulfcoast.edu
Regina Gong;
gongr1@lcc.edu
Unnatural Selection: E-Book Choices in a PDA Program from a Community College Perspective
Unnatural Selection: E-Book Choices in a PDA Program from a Community College Perspective
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  • LCC is also the 3rd largest community college in MI with about 21,000 enrollment
  • Print titles including our Career Collection, READ collection and Leisure reading collection
  • More electronic materials compared to print
  • Broaden our collection
    - more titles, more publishers, more subjects
    Just in time purchasing
    - pay only at point of need
    - purchase based on demand
  • Integration with existing approval and slip profiles
    Database of appropriate titles
    Customized YBP discovery and cataloging records
    Multiple usage options
    Ebrary: up to 3 Short Term Loans (STL’s)
    Roughly 10% of list price
    After set number of loans, title invoices at list price
    Electronic invoicing for purchased titles
    Duplication control with other YBP purchases
    DDA status in GOBI
    Ability to run DDA with Multiple Aggregators
    Manual DDA option in GOBI
    Ability to hand-pick titles that might fall outside of the profile parameters and feed these into your DDA consideration pool
  • Our users don’t care whether we own the title or not since the process is very seamless on their end
  • 67 titles costs $591.75
    Would have cost us $4,480 had we purchased all 66 titles
    2 titles triggered a purchase (full). Cost is $129.41
    Slot Swing : The Proven Way to Hit Consistent and Powerful Shots Like the Pros (cost is $45.41)
    Domestic Violence Sourcebook : Basic Consumer Information about Intimate Partner Abuse, Stalking, Sexual Harassment, and Human Trafficking,… (cost is $85.00)
  • Lots of “for dummies” books
  • Manual DDA feed – when slips are sent to librarians, you’ll see e-books thrown in the mix. For titles with print and e-book equivalents, librarians can opt not to purchase the print and just send the e-book into the DDA pool. How-to do this will be shown later.
  • Unnatural Selection: E-Book Choices in a PDA Program from a Community College Perspective

    1. 1. Unnatural Selection: E-Book Choices in a PDA Program from a Community College Perspective Regina Gong, Lansing Community College Library Sara Duff, Gulf Coast State College Library
    2. 2. About LCC Library • Located in downtown Lansing • Staff: 11 FT and 12 PT (Admin, Librarian and Support) • Sierra (ILS) • Summon • ~ $450,000 print and e-resources budget
    3. 3. Collection Overview • 83,300 print titles • 236,500 electronic resources (full text e-books, e-journals, online gov’t docs) • 13,412 streaming videos • 4,300 AV materials • 115 research databases • 150 print periodicals • 19 iPads and 15 Kindles for borrowing
    4. 4. Collection by Type
    5. 5. Our Print Acquisition Strategy • Approval plan • Firm ordering • Standing orders
    6. 6. Our E-Book Strategy • Mix of subscription and purchase – Community college-oriented – Specialized collection • Demand-driven/patron-driven acquisition
    7. 7. Our E-Book Collection
    8. 8. Why DDA? • Broaden our collection • Experiment with just-in-time purchasing
    9. 9. DDA Program with YBP • Integration with existing approval and slip profiles • Customized YBP discovery and cataloging records • Multiple usage options • Electronic invoicing for purchased titles • Duplication control with other YBP purchases • DDA status in GOBI • Ability to run DDA with multiple aggregators • Manual DDA option in GOBI
    10. 10. Criteria for DDA Title Pool • Publication date from 2010 – 2013 • Only General Academic, Advanced Academic, Basic and Popular level titles are included • Only titles below $130 are loaded into DDA. Max price per title set at $130 • Single user purchase option (SUPO) preferred • Exclude title if a title doesn’t allow for shortterm loan
    11. 11. DDA Implementation • • • • • • DDA setup began mid-January 2013 Expenditure limit set at $5,000 Purchase trigger set after 3 STLs (or 4th use) Loaded 1,162 records as initial pool Feb. 1, 2013 No promotion or marketing New DDA records sent weekly and loaded into catalog • As of Nov. 6, DDA title pool is now 2,079
    12. 12. DDA Usage Results
    13. 13. More Usage Stats • • • • • 142 user sessions 5,081 pages viewed 14 pages copied 159 pages printed 5 chapter downloads
    14. 14. Top Titles 10 by Pages Viewed TITLE PAGES VIEWED Domestic Violence Sourcebook : Basic Consumer Information about Intimate Partner Abuse, Stalking, Sexual Harassment, and Human Trafficking, Including Facts about Risk Factors, Warning Signs, and Forms of Physical, Sexual, Mental, Emotional, and Financial Abuse in Women, Men, Adolescents, Recent Immigrants, Elders, and Other Specific Populations (4th Edition) 1052 Trans : Transgender Life Stories from South Africa 481 Slot Swing : The Proven Way to Hit Consistent and Powerful Shots Like the Pros 287 Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies 285 Better Homes and Gardens Decorating, Volume 24 : Real-Life Decorating 276 Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture, Volumes 1-4 156 Web Hosting For Dummies 135 Tesla : Inventor of the Electrical Age 115 Gangland : The Rise of the Mexican Drug Cartels from El Paso to Vancouver 110 Cancer : Basic Science and Clinical Aspects 110
    15. 15. Surprises? Title Pages Viewed Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies 285 Web Hosting For Dummies 135 Beer For Dummies (2nd Edition) 71 Excel Formulas and Functions For Dummies (3rd Edition) 70 SharePoint 2013 For Dummies 62 Outlook 2013 for Dummies 59 WordPress For Dummies (4th Edition) 57 Golf All-in-One for Dummies 46 Project 2013 For Dummies 38 C# 5.0 All-in-One For Dummies 33 Exploring Windows 8 For Dummies 26 Online Community Management For Dummies 18 Project Management For Dummies (4th Edition) 15
    16. 16. Purchases by Subject SUBJECTS SOCIAL SCIENCE COMPUTERS SPORTS & RECREATION FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS MUSIC BUSINESS & ECONOMICS PSYCHOLOGY BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHITECTURE MEDICAL POLITICAL SCIENCE HISTORY SCIENCE RELIGION PERFORMING ARTS COOKING LITERARY CRITICISM LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES E-BOOKS PURCHASED 14 10 6 5 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
    17. 17. Purchases by Publisher PUBLISHER TITLES PURCHASED Wiley 23 ABC-CLIO 9 Omnigraphics 5 Jacana Media 3 Jossey-Bass 2 McFarland 2 Harvard University Press 2 Continuum International Publishing 2 Elsevier Science 2 Focal Press 2
    18. 18. What our Patrons are telling us? • We like “For Dummies” titles • We like e-books on popular culture and social issues • We like to learn about computers and technology • We like to explore psychology and interpersonal, and family relationships
    19. 19. Next Steps • • • • • Continue with DDA program Expand title pool to increase DDA titles Add EBSCOhost as 2nd preferred vendor Encourage “manual” DDA feeds Analyze DDA purchases/STLs vs. print book circulation • More promotion of e-book collection to increase usage
    20. 20. Take 2: Gulf Coast State College
    21. 21. About GCSC Library • Part of the community college system • 9 full-time staff (5 librarians, 1 director, 3 senior library assistants) • Aleph • PRIMO
    22. 22. Collection Overview • • • • • • • Print: 54,098 eBooks: 31,740 eJournals: 36,860 119 Databases Streaming Video: 12,623 A/V Materials: 864 Video Games: 2
    23. 23. Acquisitions Strategy • Librarians do the selecting • Firm orders only • Additional Statewide e-Resources through Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC)
    24. 24. WHY DO PDA? Image via Lance Page / t r u t h o u t
    25. 25. Print Circulation Stats
    26. 26. What do students want, anyway? • Impossible to predict what will become popular • Rapid turnover of students • Demographics all over the place
    27. 27. Initial PDA Load
    28. 28. Small deposit = small number of records!
    29. 29. Evolution of Profiles 11,051 titles totaling over $1.5 million 9145 totaling over $600K 2917 at $75K 2612 at $260K 1880 at $180K 1529 at $149K 1318 at $126K 1052 at $100K 514 titles totaling $38K
    30. 30. About the Initial Load • Majority of titles in Business and Technology • Levels range from “General – Popular” to “Upper Undergraduate” • Profile has been culled to focus on specific programs
    31. 31. Results
    32. 32. Things to do differently • Don’t try to get this together the busiest time of the year • Give yourself room for things to go wrong • Have a lot of structure when building profiles • Increase communication
    33. 33. QUESTIONS? Sara Duff sduff@gulfcoast.edu Regina Gong; gongr1@lcc.edu

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