Patron-driven Selection of E-books - Hisle


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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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  • In the value equation or conversation on an acquired item, usage rates highly. In keeping with just-in-time philosophy of acquisitions…
  • Will this information keep students from going to ebook itself? How long do they stay with ebook? What is the key information they need to make an informed choice? There is no mention that clicking through encumbers college funds…. Is this OK? What about the Quick Search and the Search Within Book– those open the book? Or are those results a part of this information discrimination step?
  • ILS Staffing: 2 FTE Professional Development/Community of Concern Grants Received Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant for Information Literacy (2004 $600K)
  • No deduplication on already owned print (except triplicates ownership) Want to know if print is preferred Or if print is accessed soon after ebook is accesses
  • Option for future: patron could select print items as well using same models/processes Price of titles: between ~ 1.2 and 1.6 of list price
  • Publisher owned, Coutts brokered ILL If Coutts were to go out of business, publisher negotiations (and additional payment probably) would be necessary to retain title
  • Patron-driven Selection of E-books - Hisle

    1. 1. <ul><li>Patron-Driven Acquisition of eBooks: </li></ul><ul><li>Three Perspectives on an Emerging </li></ul><ul><li>Model for Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><li>W. Lee Hisle, Connecticut College </li></ul><ul><li>Ellen Safley, UT-Dallas </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Gibbs, Duke University </li></ul><ul><li>ER&L Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Austin, Texas </li></ul><ul><li>February 1-3, 2010 </li></ul>
    2. 2. <ul><li>PDA = community-driven collection development </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated with institutional or consortial ILS </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures purchased item is consulted item </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Usage = value </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Immediate access to content: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No librarian mediation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>User or librarian may initiate orders </li></ul><ul><li>Safeguards available for unintended access/purchase </li></ul><ul><li>PDA: Possible in print; Easy in digital environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No indication to user that use = purchase </li></ul></ul>
    3. 7. <ul><li>CTW Consortium </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Founded ~1982: Connecticut College, Trinity College and Wesleyan University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant on Collaborative Collection Development (2008 $500K) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CCD Librarian (3 Years) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collection Analysis and Collection Dev Policies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperative Collection Development Pilot: Print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>YBP </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expensive, non-core items </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$75,000 shared funds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No duplicate purchases allowed from funds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Limitation on weeding: note on bib record </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Laid Foundation for ebook CCD and PDA </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 8. <ul><li>Collaborative Collection Development of Ebooks: Pilot </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Patron-Driven Acquisitions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grant funds + CTW members funds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ingram/Coutts: MyiLibrary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Selection from 500 publishers and 20,000 titles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on currency: initial load-- 3000 titles; ~500 titles added monthly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>De-dup ebrary titles and triplicate print holdings </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Selected publishers and limited to 2008- </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$300K of titles for $25K in sales </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 9. <ul><li>Collaborative Collection Development of Ebooks: Pilot </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access to all --by all-- in CTW </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All titles purchased—”owned” jointly among the three libraries in perpetuity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Selection of title from search – summary @ no cost. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First access of ebook: no cost </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Second access: charge incurred </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deposit account shared and funded by Mellon/CTW members </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Direct selection and POD possible </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 10. <ul><li>Abrogation of Fair Use? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cut and paste </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pages copied </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pages shared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple simultaneous users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ownership vs. License/Rent </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving </li></ul><ul><li>ILL </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple interfaces for access </li></ul><ul><li>EBSCO vs. Gale future? </li></ul>
    7. 11. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Lee Hisle [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Ellen Safley [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Gibbs [email_address] </li></ul>