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Intrepid Traveller:
the University of Auckland Library
on the e-book journey
Ksenija Obradovic
VALA Conference 2006
The e-book journey
starts…
• Explore the opportunities new
technology offers
• Use e-books to expand library
services
• In...
Looking backwards
• 1998 – first link via catalogue
• 2001 – first collection (netLibrary)
• 2006 - 217,000 e-books via
ca...
Access
Anytime
Anywhere
Access
Anytime
Anywhere
I will talk about:
• Experience of the University of
Auckland Library in implementing e-
books into the learning environme...
Sources of e-books
• purchased collections (OVID, ebrary,
netLibrary, Women Writers Online,
Past Masters, Oxford Reference...
SelectionPlatform
1. What kind of document format is your e-book in (i.e. html, xml, PDF, proprietary)?
2. How do you navi...
Access
• Connect pages
• LEARN course pages
• Voyager Library catalogue
Cataloguing
• Buy records from vendors
• Add 856 to existing hard copy record
• Create record for e-book
Reaching out towards users
• e-books course
http://www.library.auckland.ac.nz/instruct/ebook/ebook.htm
• Presentations on ...
Feedback from users
• Questionnaire
• Statistics
Questionnaire
• LIANZA 2004 conference
• Print is the preferred format in many
instances - users will often browse an e-
b...
netLibrary usage
0
1000
2000
3000
4000
5000
6000
7000
8000
JanuaryFebruaryM
arch
April
M
ay
June
JulyAugust
Septem
berOcto...
ebrary usage
0
1000
2000
3000
4000
5000
6000
7000
8000
9000
Jan
FebM
arch
April
M
ay
June
JulyAugust
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
2002...
Safari usage
0
500
1000
1500
2000
2500
Jan
Feb
M
arch
April
M
ay
June
July
August
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
2004
2005
A step further
• Info Lit programme (Lynne Mitchell)
• Integrate information literacy into the
BBIM curriculum
• Five onli...
What’s next?
We would like vendors to
provide:
• Streamlined bibliographic control
• More recommended texts
• More standardisation (pur...
Demand for e-texts increases
• Course reading lists
• Digital Institutional Repository
• Digital Theses
• Early New Zealan...
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  1. 1. Intrepid Traveller: the University of Auckland Library on the e-book journey Ksenija Obradovic VALA Conference 2006
  2. 2. The e-book journey starts… • Explore the opportunities new technology offers • Use e-books to expand library services • Incorporate e-books into the University’s learning and teaching initiatives
  3. 3. Looking backwards • 1998 – first link via catalogue • 2001 – first collection (netLibrary) • 2006 - 217,000 e-books via catalogue • In 2004 and 2005 added twice as many e-books as printed books
  4. 4. Access Anytime Anywhere Access Anytime Anywhere
  5. 5. I will talk about: • Experience of the University of Auckland Library in implementing e- books into the learning environment • Different perspectives: selection, purchasing, providing access, cataloguing, and user support and satisfaction
  6. 6. Sources of e-books • purchased collections (OVID, ebrary, netLibrary, Women Writers Online, Past Masters, Oxford Reference Online, EEBO, etc.) • free e-monographs • electronic information supplementary to the print version (companion sites, etc.)
  7. 7. SelectionPlatform 1. What kind of document format is your e-book in (i.e. html, xml, PDF, proprietary)? 2. How do you navigate through the pages? 3. Is it web based or do you need client software? 4. Do you support stable title-level jumpstarts (i.e. can we link from our catalogue to a URL for an individual book)? 5. Do you supply MARC records with embedded URLs? Readers 1. Do you need any readers to view the content? 2. Are they proprietary to your product? (Important) 3. If yes to 2. – How often do you send updates for the readers? Borrowing 1. Describe how our users borrow or view books. 2. How much can they print? 3. If you have to create an account, how do you keep track of users who may have left the university? 4. If buying sets of e-books, can our users retrieve a customised bookshelf or list of works to which they have access? Authentication 1. Can it be IP based? 2. Does it work with ezproxy? 3. If you use a password or other methods, please describe. Note: access needs to be networkable, not single PC-based. Future of the product 1. What other vendors are you affiliated with? 2. Is your e-book line subject based?
  8. 8. Access • Connect pages • LEARN course pages • Voyager Library catalogue
  9. 9. Cataloguing • Buy records from vendors • Add 856 to existing hard copy record • Create record for e-book
  10. 10. Reaching out towards users • e-books course http://www.library.auckland.ac.nz/instruct/ebook/ebook.htm • Presentations on newly acquired e- resources • e-book page http://www.library.auckland.ac.nz/ebooks/
  11. 11. Feedback from users • Questionnaire • Statistics
  12. 12. Questionnaire • LIANZA 2004 conference • Print is the preferred format in many instances - users will often browse an e- book to see if it is useful, and then get the printed copy for more substantial reading • Printed book - easier to read, more familiar, no time limit, e-books are too slow, easier to look through • e-books - availability, keyword searching of full text • More e-books? YES
  13. 13. netLibrary usage 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 JanuaryFebruaryM arch April M ay June JulyAugust Septem berOctober Novem ber Decem ber 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
  14. 14. ebrary usage 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 Jan FebM arch April M ay June JulyAugust Sept Oct Nov Dec 2002 2003 2004 2005
  15. 15. Safari usage 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 Jan Feb M arch April M ay June July August Sept Oct Nov Dec 2004 2005
  16. 16. A step further • Info Lit programme (Lynne Mitchell) • Integrate information literacy into the BBIM curriculum • Five online tutorials utilising both LEARN and Cecil • Students navigate from the LEARN online tutorials to multi choice questions hosted on Cecil • Worth 5% of course grade
  17. 17. What’s next?
  18. 18. We would like vendors to provide: • Streamlined bibliographic control • More recommended texts • More standardisation (purchase models, formats, ways of access)
  19. 19. Demand for e-texts increases • Course reading lists • Digital Institutional Repository • Digital Theses • Early New Zealand Books Online • Digitising local archival inventories • Add other digital products to our collections (Naxos)
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