Off-the-Shelf
E-Book Platforms for Academic Libraries

Audrey Powers
Pre-conference Organizer
Introductions & Overview
•
•
•
•
•

Technical Aspects & Business Models
Lending Platforms
Aggregator Platforms
Commercial ...
E-Books:
Too Much Is Not Enough

Trey Shelton

Amy Buhler Tara Cataldo
Audience Participation
Choose your poison
•

to 37607

•

@poll_______

•

via PollEv.com
LAY OF THE LAND
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Texel_Landscape.jpg
DRM
Grade

A

B

C

D

Definition
Grades of 36 E-Book Platforms

• Chapters/sections and/or whole book can be
printed/down...
Format Options
HTML
EPUB3

PDF
Aggregator vs. Publisher
Aggregators
Publishers
Pro
Pro
Single interface
One Point of Contact
One license

Con
Con
More re...
Business Models
• Perpetual vs. subscribed
• Package vs. title-by-title
• License Models

• Patron/Demand Driven Acquisiti...
USER FEATURES
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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...
User Features Checklist
Full-text searching

Highlights search terms
Create bookshelf
Create bookmarks and notes

Print no...
User Features:
Access
• Browser compatibility
• Mobile access
• Accessibility features
• Searching
•

User Features:
Bookshelves
Searching & Interactive Tools

• Bookmarks
• Notes
• Citing
• Printing/downloadi...
ADMIN FEATURES

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Librarian_accessing_pdq.jpg
Admin Features Checklist
Acquistitions & PDA Management
Admin Alerts

Authentication Method Management
Institutional Brand...
Admin Features: Acquisitions
• Selecting and Ordering Titles
• Managing PDA
• Turning Alerts On & Off
Admin Features:
Platform Customization
• Authentication Methods
• Institutional Branding
• Loan periods

• Patron accounts
Admin Features:
Access & Discoverability
• MARC
• ERM/Link Resolver Knowledge Base
• Discovery Services
Admin Features:
Getting Data
• Usage Reports
• Title Lists
• Patron Data
Ideal E-Book Platform

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EBook_between_paper_books.jpg#file
Contact Info
• Trey Shelton
tshelton@ufl.edu

• Amy Buhler
abuhler@ufl.edu

• Tara Cataldo
ttobin@ufl.edu
E-Book Lending Platforms
John Novak
UNLV Libraries
john.novak@unlv.edu
Outline of Presentation
• What is an E-Book lending platform?
• Detail major E-Book lending platforms for
academic librari...
What is an E-Book
lending platform?

• E-Books from multiple publishers one can check
out
• Dealing with an aggregator, no...
Characteristics of
E-Book LPs
•
•
•
•
•

Read in a variety of electronic environments
Offline versions
DRM
One book, one u...
Further Characteristics
• Popular and user-friendly
• Assistive screen reader technologies
• Blurred lines – similarities ...
Big Six/Five Publishers

• State Library of Kansas FB page
– https://www.facebook.com/thebig6ebooks
E-Book LP Players
Axis 360
• Baker & Taylor
• Content: Over 400,000 E-Books
• Won accessibility award from National
Federation for the Blind...
3M Cloud Library
• Cloud based delivery of content. Allows
library to transfer their E-Book license to new
platform.
• Con...
Freading
•
•
•
•
•

Pay-per-use system
Content: 50,000 E-Books
Format: PDF, epub
Reader: Freading app
Multimedia: Related ...
Overdrive
• One of the first E-Book lending platforms,
largest number of academic library customers
• Content: More than 1...
LexisNexis Digital Library

• Working with legal community for decades
• Partnered with Overdrive to provide customized le...
Challenges and Issues
• Leased E-Book model
– Preservation of cultural heritage in question
– ILL difficult
– DRM has acce...
Pricing Continued

• Douglas County Library in Colorado
– Publishing monthly reports comparing E-Book prices
from Overdriv...
E-Book LPs limitations
•
•
•
•

Printing limited, if available at all
New technology = more training
Content popular, but ...
E-Book LPs
in Academic Libraries
• Support leisure, popular reading collection.
Analogous to McNaughton plans
• Substitute...
Criteria for Choosing an E-Book LP
•
•
•
•
•

Content and availability
Administrative and hosting fees
API integration
E-r...
The Future
• Public Libraries
• Advocacy Groups
– ALA’s Digital Content Working Group
– ReadersFirst

• Douglas County Lib...
Bibliography
•

Blogs & Websites
– The Digital Reader (blog): http://www.the-digital-reader.com/
– No Shelf Required (blog...
Thank You!
John Novak
john.novak@unlv.edu
E-Book Aggregator Platforms

Charleston Conference
November 6, 2013

Deborah Lenares
Wellesley College
Overview
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Aggregators: definition, players
History
Business models
Publisher relations
Benefits and challeng...
Definition
• E-Book provider that offers books from
multiple publishers
Other aggregators
• Reference
• Computing, Business, Engineering
• Small general collections
• Others
History

1971

1999

2001

2004

2010

2013
Business models
•
•
•
•

Subscription collections
Purchased collections
Title level purchasing
Patron driven acquisition
Publisher relations
• Benefits and challenges for publishers
• Balancing conflicting expectations
• Trends in publisher re...
Benefits and challenges
Challenges
• More restrictive
DRM
• Duplication
• Management of
customized
collections
• Portico L...
When is an aggregator the right
choice?
• Preferred business model
• Preferred platform
• Preferred DRM
How to choose an aggregator
•
•
•
•
•

Define your priorities
Compare the catalogs
Test the usability of the platforms
Loo...
Thank You!
Commercial Publisher
E-Book Platforms
Cris Ferguson
cferguson13@murraystate.edu
Murray State University Libraries
Defining Commercial Publishers
• E-Book provider whose platform contains
primarily its own published content
• Does not in...
Commercial Publishers
Benefits and Challenges
• Multiple users per
book
• Downloads do not
expire
• MARC records often
provided
• More favorable...
Assessing Commercial Publisher Platforms

Content is King Usability is Queen / Daniel Waisberg / CC BY-NC-SA
Platform Content
• Number of titles
available
• Subject areas covered
• Embargo on
publication of
electronic version
Number of Titles
140,000

Publication
Embargo
Print and eBooks are
released around the
same time.

388 Reference Titles, e...
Platform Functionality
• In what ways, if any, does the platform utilize
DRM restrictions?

Used with permission.
Platform Functionality

•To what degree is the E-Book content
compatibile with eReaders, tablets, other
devices?

Used wit...
Single, Crosssearchable
platform?

Full
Downlo eBook
ad to downloa
d?
device?
Pricing Models
•
•
•
•

Title-by-title purchase
Purchase of titles in collections / packages
Subscriptions to packages
Dem...
Package Pricing Considerations
• What is the average cost per title?
• How are the titles grouped into collections?
• Year...
DDA: Elsevier’s Evidence-Based Selection
• Pay an up-front fee to gain access to
a wide range of E-Books on
ScienceDirect ...
Interactive Content: the Jove Model
• Visualized experiments
• Peer-reviewed content
• In-house production
Setting the bar: Children’s E-Books
Interactive Academic E-Books
• Primarily textbooks
• Incorporate video and audio
Challenges of Interactivity
• How do we ensure compatibility across
devices and platforms?
• Will special software be nece...
The Future of (Academic?) E-Books
Al Gore’s
Our Choice,
published
by Push
Pop Press

http://pushpoppress.com/ourchoice/
•Questions?
•Comments?

Cris Ferguson
Director of Technical Services
Murray State University Libraries
cferguson13@murrays...
University Press eBook Platforms
• Project MUSE
– Johns Hopkins University Press

• University Press Scholarship Online
– ...
Project MUSE
• http://muse.jhu.edu
• Founded in 1995
• Launched ebooks in
2012
• Hosts over 20,000
books on behalf of
the ...
Project MUSE
• Very clean faceted
search
• Filter results by
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–

Access
Content type
Research area
Author
Pub...
Project MUSE
• Clean book landing
page
• TOC with chapter
summaries
• Search full text
within the book
• Book metadata
• C...
University Press Scholarship Online
• http://www.universitypressscholarship.com
• Oxford University
Press founded in 1586
...
University Press Scholarship Online
• Browse by subject
emphasis
• Search Results filtered
by
–
–
–
–
–

Publisher
Subject...
University Press Scholarship Online
• Clean book landing
page
• University Press
publisher branding
• TOC with chapter
sum...
JSTOR Books
• http://books.jsto
r.org
• Founded in 1995
• Launched ebooks
in 2012
• Hosts over
15,000 books on
behalf of 3...
JSTOR Books
• Search across books
and journals
• Tabbed filtering by
content type
• Sort by relevance or
date (old to new/...
JSTOR Books
• Clean book landing
page
• Citation tools
• TOC with chapter
summaries
• OpenURL linking
University Publishing Online
• http://universitypublishingonline.org
Cambridge
Books Online
• Clean book landing page
• Search term highlighting
• Chapter level summaries
available
• PDF cont...
BiblioVault
• http://www.bibliovault.org

• University of
Chicago Press
• Repository
storing files &
metadata
• 30,000+ bo...
eDuke Books
Scholarly
Collection
• http://read.dukeupre
ss.edu/
• Integrated across 40
journals and 1500+
books
• Emphasis...
Observations
• University Press platforms are young
– Designs still evolving
– Content format varies widely, from PDF, XML...
Please stay
to meet the presenters
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  1. 1. Off-the-Shelf E-Book Platforms for Academic Libraries Audrey Powers Pre-conference Organizer
  2. 2. Introductions & Overview • • • • • Technical Aspects & Business Models Lending Platforms Aggregator Platforms Commercial Publisher Platforms University Press Platforms
  3. 3. E-Books: Too Much Is Not Enough Trey Shelton Amy Buhler Tara Cataldo
  4. 4. Audience Participation Choose your poison • to 37607 • @poll_______ • via PollEv.com
  5. 5. LAY OF THE LAND http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Texel_Landscape.jpg
  6. 6. DRM Grade A B C D Definition Grades of 36 E-Book Platforms • Chapters/sections and/or whole book can be printed/downloaded with no restrictions D • A+ for No 11% interlibrary loan restrictions • Chapters/sections can be printed/downloaded with some restrictions • C Multiuser accessible • 22% Interlibrary loan restricted A What is it? • Print restrictions of 21-60 pages or segments 53% • Single user access/Multiuser access disabled when whole book is checked out B • Interlibrary loan restricted 14% • Print restrictions of 20 pages or less • No downloading • Single user access only • Interlibrary loan restricted
  7. 7. Format Options HTML EPUB3 PDF
  8. 8. Aggregator vs. Publisher Aggregators Publishers Pro Pro Single interface One Point of Contact One license Con Con More restrictive DRM Multiple licenses contracts Differing publisher One vendor No/less restrictive DRM Loss of content Multiple addendums One Point of Contact Price Multiple licensing models Price Multiple interfaces More user features Mediated acquisitions One-time purchase Subscription based access
  9. 9. Business Models • Perpetual vs. subscribed • Package vs. title-by-title • License Models • Patron/Demand Driven Acquisitions
  10. 10. USER FEATURES http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Student_in_the_library,_1981.jpg http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Student_in_the_library,_1981_%282%29.jpg
  11. 11. User Features Checklist Full-text searching Highlights search terms Create bookshelf Create bookmarks and notes Print notes Automatic citations Mobile accessibility Printing/Downloading Whole book downloading/loans
  12. 12. User Features: Access • Browser compatibility • Mobile access • Accessibility features
  13. 13. • Searching • User Features: Bookshelves Searching & Interactive Tools • Bookmarks • Notes • Citing • Printing/downloading
  14. 14. ADMIN FEATURES http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Librarian_accessing_pdq.jpg
  15. 15. Admin Features Checklist Acquistitions & PDA Management Admin Alerts Authentication Method Management Institutional Branding Manage Download/Loan Period Manage User Accounts (free) MARC Records Correct & Current KB Metadata Discovery Service Indexing Usage Reports Title Lists
  16. 16. Admin Features: Acquisitions • Selecting and Ordering Titles • Managing PDA • Turning Alerts On & Off
  17. 17. Admin Features: Platform Customization • Authentication Methods • Institutional Branding • Loan periods • Patron accounts
  18. 18. Admin Features: Access & Discoverability • MARC • ERM/Link Resolver Knowledge Base • Discovery Services
  19. 19. Admin Features: Getting Data • Usage Reports • Title Lists • Patron Data
  20. 20. Ideal E-Book Platform http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EBook_between_paper_books.jpg#file
  21. 21. Contact Info • Trey Shelton tshelton@ufl.edu • Amy Buhler abuhler@ufl.edu • Tara Cataldo ttobin@ufl.edu
  22. 22. E-Book Lending Platforms John Novak UNLV Libraries john.novak@unlv.edu
  23. 23. Outline of Presentation • What is an E-Book lending platform? • Detail major E-Book lending platforms for academic libraries • Issues and challenges • Why/how academic library would license one • What the future holds
  24. 24. What is an E-Book lending platform? • E-Books from multiple publishers one can check out • Dealing with an aggregator, not a publisher Photo from flickr by fishbrain.randy@sbcglobal.net
  25. 25. Characteristics of E-Book LPs • • • • • Read in a variety of electronic environments Offline versions DRM One book, one user model Options for libraries (limit check outs, hold queues, multiple copies) • Marc Records provided at cost
  26. 26. Further Characteristics • Popular and user-friendly • Assistive screen reader technologies • Blurred lines – similarities to aggregators – Multiple publishers – Mobile devices platforms – Exploring checkout-based distribution systems
  27. 27. Big Six/Five Publishers • State Library of Kansas FB page – https://www.facebook.com/thebig6ebooks
  28. 28. E-Book LP Players
  29. 29. Axis 360 • Baker & Taylor • Content: Over 400,000 E-Books • Won accessibility award from National Federation for the Blind. • Mobile Apps: Blio/Axis Reader • Formats: PDF, epub, .xps (Blio) • Other digital media – contains audiobooks, working towards video and music.
  30. 30. 3M Cloud Library • Cloud based delivery of content. Allows library to transfer their E-Book license to new platform. • Content: Over 300,000 E-Books • Format: PDF, epub • Reader: 3M Cloud Library app • Other digital media: none
  31. 31. Freading • • • • • Pay-per-use system Content: 50,000 E-Books Format: PDF, epub Reader: Freading app Multimedia: Related to Freegal Music and Freegal Movies and Television
  32. 32. Overdrive • One of the first E-Book lending platforms, largest number of academic library customers • Content: More than 1 million ebooks • Formats: ePub, PDF, Kindle (only one) • Reader: Overdrive Media Console • Multimedia: Audiobooks, Music, Videos
  33. 33. LexisNexis Digital Library • Working with legal community for decades • Partnered with Overdrive to provide customized legal content • Content: 1,800 LN titles, plus access to Overdrive catalog • Further blurring the lines between aggregator and E-Book LP
  34. 34. Challenges and Issues • Leased E-Book model – Preservation of cultural heritage in question – ILL difficult – DRM has access issues • Patron preference – Not all books available in their preferred format or ereader – E-book content • Lack of leverage to negotiate • Pricing
  35. 35. Pricing Continued • Douglas County Library in Colorado – Publishing monthly reports comparing E-Book prices from Overdrive and 3M with amazon.com costs – Difference of $32.35 per book – http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/sites/ame ricanlibrariesmagazine.org/files/DCLPriceReportSept1 2.pdf
  36. 36. E-Book LPs limitations • • • • Printing limited, if available at all New technology = more training Content popular, but limited To avoid duplication of content, takes a lot of work with your print book vendor • Lending platforms not cross-searchable • Public and alumni access – can be set by library, but at a cost
  37. 37. E-Book LPs in Academic Libraries • Support leisure, popular reading collection. Analogous to McNaughton plans • Substitute E-Book reader lending programs – Easier to maintain – Cost-effective • Support juvenile literature program • Audiobooks/Streaming Video
  38. 38. Criteria for Choosing an E-Book LP • • • • • Content and availability Administrative and hosting fees API integration E-reader apps Exhaustive list of criteria: Mirela Roncevic’s EBook Platforms for Libraries
  39. 39. The Future • Public Libraries • Advocacy Groups – ALA’s Digital Content Working Group – ReadersFirst • Douglas County Library model – Library as distributor and publisher – OdiloTID – Califa, Enki • LexisNexis model, other business models • Big Six Publishers
  40. 40. Bibliography • Blogs & Websites – The Digital Reader (blog): http://www.the-digital-reader.com/ – No Shelf Required (blog): http://www.libraries.wright.edu/noshelfrequired/ – “Digital Content Working Group: Charge.”ala.org. Accessed July 3, 2013. http://www.ala.org/groups/committees/special/ala-dcwg – “ReadersFirst.” ReadersFirst.org. http://readersfirst.org/ – State Library of Kansas. The Big 6 – eBooks in Libraries. https://www.facebook.com/thebig6ebooks • Readings – Douglas County Libraries. “Douglas County Libraries Report: Pricing Comparison as of July 1 2013.” Last modified July 1, 2013. http://evoke.cvlsites.org/files/2013/07/DCL-PricingComparison-7-1-13.pdf – Roncevic, Mirela. E-book Platforms for Libraries. Library Technology Reports 49, no. 3, (Chicago: ALA TechSource, 2013). – Thomas, Lisa Carlucci. “Making Sense of Change: E-books, Access and the Academic Library.” No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management of Electronic Books. Edited by Sue Polanka (Chicago: American Library Association, 2012), 61-70.
  41. 41. Thank You! John Novak john.novak@unlv.edu
  42. 42. E-Book Aggregator Platforms Charleston Conference November 6, 2013 Deborah Lenares Wellesley College
  43. 43. Overview • • • • • • • Aggregators: definition, players History Business models Publisher relations Benefits and challenges When is an aggregator the right choice? How to choose an aggregator
  44. 44. Definition • E-Book provider that offers books from multiple publishers
  45. 45. Other aggregators • Reference • Computing, Business, Engineering • Small general collections • Others
  46. 46. History 1971 1999 2001 2004 2010 2013
  47. 47. Business models • • • • Subscription collections Purchased collections Title level purchasing Patron driven acquisition
  48. 48. Publisher relations • Benefits and challenges for publishers • Balancing conflicting expectations • Trends in publisher relationships
  49. 49. Benefits and challenges Challenges • More restrictive DRM • Duplication • Management of customized collections • Portico LOCKSS Benefits • Purchasing options • Unified platform • Format availability • Simplified management • Not in Portico, LOCKSS
  50. 50. When is an aggregator the right choice? • Preferred business model • Preferred platform • Preferred DRM
  51. 51. How to choose an aggregator • • • • • Define your priorities Compare the catalogs Test the usability of the platforms Look for integration with your current systems Comparison spreadsheet http://tinyurl.com/ebookaggregators
  52. 52. Thank You!
  53. 53. Commercial Publisher E-Book Platforms Cris Ferguson cferguson13@murraystate.edu Murray State University Libraries
  54. 54. Defining Commercial Publishers • E-Book provider whose platform contains primarily its own published content • Does not include University Presses or publishers that host third-party content Gale o Safari o Roncevic, Mirela. 2013. “E-book Platforms for Libraries.” Library Technology Reports 49, no. 3: 1-44.
  55. 55. Commercial Publishers
  56. 56. Benefits and Challenges • Multiple users per book • Downloads do not expire • MARC records often provided • More favorable pricing • Each publisher has its own platform • Multiple license agreements • Quality of MARC records
  57. 57. Assessing Commercial Publisher Platforms Content is King Usability is Queen / Daniel Waisberg / CC BY-NC-SA
  58. 58. Platform Content • Number of titles available • Subject areas covered • Embargo on publication of electronic version
  59. 59. Number of Titles 140,000 Publication Embargo Print and eBooks are released around the same time. 388 Reference Titles, eBooks are released 6 2377 Monographs weeks after the print. 40,000 Print released first. eBook released within a year of the print. 11,800 eBooks are generally available before the print is released.
  60. 60. Platform Functionality • In what ways, if any, does the platform utilize DRM restrictions? Used with permission.
  61. 61. Platform Functionality •To what degree is the E-Book content compatibile with eReaders, tablets, other devices? Used with permission.
  62. 62. Single, Crosssearchable platform? Full Downlo eBook ad to downloa d? device?
  63. 63. Pricing Models • • • • Title-by-title purchase Purchase of titles in collections / packages Subscriptions to packages Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA, PDA)
  64. 64. Package Pricing Considerations • What is the average cost per title? • How are the titles grouped into collections? • Year of publication • Subject • How much duplication is there with print? • How many titles will actually be used?
  65. 65. DDA: Elsevier’s Evidence-Based Selection • Pay an up-front fee to gain access to a wide range of E-Books on ScienceDirect for 12 months • After 12 months, you pick which titles to keep • Decisions about which E-Books to acquire are upon actual use of titles Chan, Gayle. 2012. “A sustainable e-book purchase model: A successful partnership.” Library Connect 10, no. 2: 5. http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/articles/assessmentsoutcomes/2012-07/sustainable-e-book-purchase-model.
  66. 66. Interactive Content: the Jove Model • Visualized experiments • Peer-reviewed content • In-house production
  67. 67. Setting the bar: Children’s E-Books
  68. 68. Interactive Academic E-Books • Primarily textbooks • Incorporate video and audio
  69. 69. Challenges of Interactivity • How do we ensure compatibility across devices and platforms? • Will special software be necessary? • Who is responsible for the creation and curation of interactive content? • How will interactive content affect pricing? • What about DRM?
  70. 70. The Future of (Academic?) E-Books Al Gore’s Our Choice, published by Push Pop Press http://pushpoppress.com/ourchoice/
  71. 71. •Questions? •Comments? Cris Ferguson Director of Technical Services Murray State University Libraries cferguson13@murraystate.edu
  72. 72. University Press eBook Platforms • Project MUSE – Johns Hopkins University Press • University Press Scholarship Online – Oxford University Press • JSTOR eBooks – Ithaka • University Publishing Online – Cambridge University Press • BiblioVault – University of Chicago Press • eDuke Books Scholarly Collection – Duke University Press
  73. 73. Project MUSE • http://muse.jhu.edu • Founded in 1995 • Launched ebooks in 2012 • Hosts over 20,000 books on behalf of the University Press Content Consortia • 292,060 articles and 591,370 chapters by 206 publishers
  74. 74. Project MUSE • Very clean faceted search • Filter results by – – – – – – – – Access Content type Research area Author Publisher Journal Language Date range
  75. 75. Project MUSE • Clean book landing page • TOC with chapter summaries • Search full text within the book • Book metadata • Citation formatting pop-up • Related content recommendations
  76. 76. University Press Scholarship Online • http://www.universitypressscholarship.com • Oxford University Press founded in 1586 • Launched ebooks in 2003 (Oxford Scholarship Online) • Hosts 14,000 books on behalf of 14 university press publishers
  77. 77. University Press Scholarship Online • Browse by subject emphasis • Search Results filtered by – – – – – Publisher Subject collection Access Recency Date range • Search within results • Pop-up summaries including key words
  78. 78. University Press Scholarship Online • Clean book landing page • University Press publisher branding • TOC with chapter summaries, adjustable display • Search full text within the book • Search across all OUP content via Oxford Index
  79. 79. JSTOR Books • http://books.jsto r.org • Founded in 1995 • Launched ebooks in 2012 • Hosts over 15,000 books on behalf of 30 university press publishers
  80. 80. JSTOR Books • Search across books and journals • Tabbed filtering by content type • Sort by relevance or date (old to new/new to old) • Search within current results • Citation management export & alerting
  81. 81. JSTOR Books • Clean book landing page • Citation tools • TOC with chapter summaries • OpenURL linking
  82. 82. University Publishing Online • http://universitypublishingonline.org
  83. 83. Cambridge Books Online • Clean book landing page • Search term highlighting • Chapter level summaries available • PDF contents • Citation tools & alerts
  84. 84. BiblioVault • http://www.bibliovault.org • University of Chicago Press • Repository storing files & metadata • 30,000+ books on behalf of 90+ university press publishers • B to B (Not B to C)
  85. 85. eDuke Books Scholarly Collection • http://read.dukeupre ss.edu/ • Integrated across 40 journals and 1500+ books • Emphasis on the Reader & ease of use
  86. 86. Observations • University Press platforms are young – Designs still evolving – Content format varies widely, from PDF, XML, ePub and reader formats • Most $$ still comes from print sales • Amazon is still the single biggest sales channel • eBook hosting platforms are often viewed as sales channels, the more availability the better – Leads to books being available on multiple platforms – Creates challenges for Librarians, who may not want to purchase the same books from several different collections • Integrated content (books with journals) creates greater utility for the Reader
  87. 87. Please stay to meet the presenters
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