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Launching an ePreferred Approval Plan...
Launching an ePreferred Approval Plan
Presented on: November 4, 20011
by: Anne-Marie Breaux, YBP Library Services, Nancy Gibbs, Duke University and Aisha Harvey, Duke University
In the fall of 2010, Duke University Libraries launched the YBP ePreferred approval plan to actively increase the library’s eBook collection in support of the library’s current strategic plan Goal 2.1 to “increase access to digital scholarly content in all formats.” After experience with firm ordering eBooks from YBP and a series of changes to the library’s complex approval plan, Duke began adding a variety of scholarly eBooks to the library’s collection using the ePreferred approval plan. The pilot was assessed to determine if building the eBook collection via the approval plan meets the library’s needs. Cost implications, eBook use and feedback from librarians and patrons also played a role in assessing the effectiveness of the pilot. Providing access to these eBooks via the library’s catalog was a key challenge .