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A Patron Driven Acquisitions Pilot with ebrary                                 Nancy J. Gibbs                             ...
   ARL library with 6 million volumes   Catalog the Duke University Press books    hosted on the ebrary site.   Cautiou...
   The pilot was intriguing   ebrary’s strategic alliance with our approval       plan vendor, Yankee Book Peddler, was ...
   Given title list of 50,000 titles   Loaded 21,408 titles into online catalog   Attached holdings in OCLC   Enabled ...
   How did we get from 50,000 to 21,408?    ◦   Eliminated Medical, Business, Law titles    ◦   Culled by BISAC Subject c...
   Oct   25titles activated on ebrary   Oct   26 titles loaded into online catalog   Oct   26 titles available for staf...
   Nov 1 titles activated for patron access and       action   Nov 14 spent allotted trial amount   Nov 14 ebrary agree...
In the first two weeks of the pilot :Patrons clicked on 225 titles, creating purchase       driven acquisitions totaling $...
   179 titles had print equivalents owned in the    Duke University Library system   Of those 179 print equivalents ther...
   168 were not owned in print in the Duke    University Library System    ◦ Of those titles not owned       8,276 trigg...
   Our most popular book based on views:    Programming Interviews Exposed : Secrets to    Landing Your Next Job (2nd Edi...
100 90 80 70 60 50                                                        1st phase 40                                    ...
4540353025                                                            1st phase20                                         ...
$3,500.00$3,000.00$2,500.00$2,000.00$1,500.00$1,000.00 $500.00     $-            ER&L February 1, 2010   14
   One of four professional libraries on campus   Very small clientele, highly knowledgeable of    what patrons need   ...
   Small library on the coast with a constituency    of less than 150 faculty, staff, and students.    ◦ Only one e book ...
   Library staff wanted a few more fields in the    MARC records   Effect of records in the catalog after de-    activat...
   Surprise … surprise    ◦ Speed    ◦ Acceptance   What would have happened if we advertised    this service?   Cullin...
   Discussions with ebrary to rethink circulation    models, get additional use data   Need further refinement of some B...
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Patron- Driven Selection of eBook - Gibbs

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Librarians at three different types of academic libraries will provide perspectives on their patron-driven ebook acquisitions programs. The shared collection development of ebooks at the CTW Consortium (Connecticut College, Trinity College, Wesleyan University) will be discussed as well. In their remarks, panelists will discuss the virtues and shortcomings of patron-driven selection, the vendors/systems offering this acquisitions option, and key issues surrounding ebook acquisitions generally.

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    1. 1. A Patron Driven Acquisitions Pilot with ebrary Nancy J. Gibbs Duke University nancy.gibbs@duke.edu ER&L February 1, 2010 1
    2. 2.  ARL library with 6 million volumes Catalog the Duke University Press books hosted on the ebrary site. Cautious entering into the e book market ER&L February 1, 2010 2
    3. 3.  The pilot was intriguing ebrary’s strategic alliance with our approval plan vendor, Yankee Book Peddler, was advantageous The time was right to give this a try ER&L February 1, 2010 3
    4. 4.  Given title list of 50,000 titles Loaded 21,408 titles into online catalog Attached holdings in OCLC Enabled titles in SFX Did not advertise trial Provided ubiquitous access across campus Owned the titles purchased with archival access Patrons had no idea clicks = purchases ER&L February 1, 2010 4
    5. 5.  How did we get from 50,000 to 21,408? ◦ Eliminated Medical, Business, Law titles ◦ Culled by BISAC Subject content ◦ Culled by publisher ◦ Culled by series ◦ Culled by serials ◦ Floor on imprint date ◦ Ceiling on price ◦ Accepted both SUPO and MUPO ER&L February 1, 2010 5
    6. 6.  Oct 25titles activated on ebrary Oct 26 titles loaded into online catalog Oct 26 titles available for staff review Oct 26 titles available in SFX Oct 27 titles captured in Endecca catalog Oct 27 holdings attached to OCLC records ER&L February 1, 2010 6
    7. 7.  Nov 1 titles activated for patron access and action Nov 14 spent allotted trial amount Nov 14 ebrary agreed to keep trial active Dec 2 trial stopped Dec 14 titles turned off at ebrary Jan 10 titles removed from catalog ER&L February 1, 2010 7
    8. 8. In the first two weeks of the pilot :Patrons clicked on 225 titles, creating purchase driven acquisitions totaling $25,000.In the following two weeks: Patrons clicked on another 122 titles; creating an additional $24,000 worth of titles! ER&L February 1, 2010 8
    9. 9.  179 titles had print equivalents owned in the Duke University Library system Of those 179 print equivalents there were 420 total circs by our patrons In e format there were: ◦ 7,058 trigger interactions ◦ 12,401 total views ◦ 6,789 unique pages viewed and ◦ 985 sessions ER&L February 1, 2010 9
    10. 10.  168 were not owned in print in the Duke University Library System ◦ Of those titles not owned  8,276 trigger interactions with  15,053 total views  8,432 unique pages viewed and  880 sessions ER&L February 1, 2010 10
    11. 11.  Our most popular book based on views: Programming Interviews Exposed : Secrets to Landing Your Next Job (2nd Edition) (We do not own) Our most popular book based on printing: Monopoles and Three-Manifolds (We own, has had two circulations) Our most popular book based on unique views: Values Education and Lifelong Learning : Principles, Policies, Programmes (We do not own) ER&L February 1, 2010 11
    12. 12. 100 90 80 70 60 50 1st phase 40 2nd phase 30 20 TOTAL 10 0 Wiley Springer Taylor & CUP Francis ER&L February 1, 2010 12
    13. 13. 4540353025 1st phase20 2nd phase15 TOTAL1050 Computers Bus & Econ Pol Sci Sciences ER&L February 1, 2010 13
    14. 14. $3,500.00$3,000.00$2,500.00$2,000.00$1,500.00$1,000.00 $500.00 $- ER&L February 1, 2010 14
    15. 15.  One of four professional libraries on campus Very small clientele, highly knowledgeable of what patrons need All 21 books accessed had corresponding print equivalents which circulated 159 times, a ratio of 1:7.56; 21 titles in e format had ◦ 102 total sessions, 872 trigger interactions; 673 unique pages viewed; 102 total sessions ◦ All but five were bought in the first phase ER&L February 1, 2010 15
    16. 16.  Small library on the coast with a constituency of less than 150 faculty, staff, and students. ◦ Only one e book purchased with an equivalent p book held in their collection: “Introduction to Ocean Turbulence”, published by Cambridge University Press! ◦ Had no print circulation but had 25 views in the e book equivalent during the trial. ◦ We don’t know if the views were from patrons associated with this program. ER&L February 1, 2010 16
    17. 17.  Library staff wanted a few more fields in the MARC records Effect of records in the catalog after de- activation: AskTech Patron experience - how do we measure except through the use data? ER&L February 1, 2010 17
    18. 18.  Surprise … surprise ◦ Speed ◦ Acceptance What would have happened if we advertised this service? Culling title list through the approval plan profile Better review of match routines for title loads ER&L February 1, 2010 18
    19. 19.  Discussions with ebrary to rethink circulation models, get additional use data Need further refinement of some BISAC subjects Integration with our other monographic purchases Funding Collaboration with our TRLN partners ER&L February 1, 2010 19
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