Collection Services, State Library of NSW


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  • Our move to online resources is being driven by the requirements of our clients. Use surveys show that our clients prefer their information to be online, searchable, full-text, accessible from their place of choice, around the clock, 24/7 Other drivers for the state library include Collection Storage –Our Library, for example, is close to filling up and without intervention, that will happen in this decade NSLA projects including Collaborative Collections , Delivery & Open borders are about making content of all NSLA libraries more widely accessible. There is no point having great content if we can’t make it accessible…and that will happen through more efficient delivery for print collections; and breaking down barriers between us to enable “seamless” use of online content Accountability / Best Practice – are we using government funding efficiently and effectively? Do we review and shape collections, updating and ensuring the most valuable information and resources are available for clients? Developments in thinking & professional practice Examples of collaborative initiatives internationally include preferring the use of full text digital surrogates –such as those in Hathi Trust, and Project Gutenberg and shared management of single copies of low use printed material in repositories.
  • Last year we changed the State Library’s collection development policy to specifically include a preference for online formats in the Library’s reference collections. The policy statement notes, “the library acquires online resources in preference to paper where practical” and goes on to say that “where licenses permit, (the Library) provides access to these free of charge to registered users of the State Library onsite and remotely. This policy change relates specifically to the reference collections, consisting largely of overseas material, and brings the Library into line with the National Library of Australia and the other State Libraries.
  • This slide is a graphic representation of the huge sea change we are in currently as we move to online content in our reference collections Here you can see the shift over the last five years with the yellow bars representing printed serials, including journals and the pink bars representing online resources, including many serials. In fact, at the highest, the Library subscribed to a total of around 17,000 print titles. Online, we now have access to around 45,000 titles. This area of the collection has had increasingly heavy use. In 2010-11 full text article / section requests were up 49% indicating the value of these to our clients. The Library now owns or subscribes to 268 content-rich datasets and makes these accessible to registered clients at their place of choice 24/7 and at the Library. The content includes current and retrospective full-text material from more than 45,000 journals and 337,000 e-books, and a huge range of local and overseas newspapers.
  • To become a registered client choose the heading ‘Using the Library’ then go to ‘Accessing items and information’ and finally, ‘Register to use the Library’ We sometimes have questions about how the databases can be used by your clients, so let me clarify: Anyone who is resident in NSW can become a registered client of the State Library of NSW. Any registered clients may use the resources at their place of choice, including public libraries or from home, 24 /7. As a library staff member, you may join the State Library yourself, for your own personal interests and research, but not as a conduit for your public library clients. If there is any question about this, please contact the Online & Licensing Librarian.
  • Collection Services, State Library of NSW

    1. 1. Online resources at the State Library of New South Wales – current status
    2. 2. <ul><li>Use surveys show clients prefer : </li></ul><ul><li>Online, full text, accessible from place of choice, 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Other drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Collection Storage </li></ul><ul><li>NSLA Projects: collaborative collections, delivery & open borders </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability / best practice </li></ul><ul><li>Developments in thinking & practice </li></ul>Clients drive move to online resources
    3. 3. Collection Development Policy <ul><li>“ Online resources enable the Library to move beyond the traditional physical walls. The Library acquires online resources in preference to paper where practical and, where licences permit, provides access to these free of charge to registered users of the State Library onsite and remotely .” </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Changing collection expenditure priorities
    5. 5. eResources <ul><li>Online products including 268 individual databases </li></ul><ul><li>More than 337,000 e-books and 45,000 full text journals online </li></ul><ul><li>80% or more than 200 databases now accessible to registered clients across NSW </li></ul><ul><li>Full text article / section requests up 49% in 10-11 </li></ul><ul><li>Piloting article level data in TROVE for registered clients </li></ul><ul><li>E-books pilot </li></ul>
    6. 6. eResources: Locating
    7. 7. eResources: Access
    8. 8. eResources: Access
    9. 9. eResources: EBL <ul><li>SLNSW conducting an ebook pilot through EBL </li></ul><ul><li>EBL was chosen for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pricing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Level of Australian content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriate access model </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Results of the pilot will inform long term decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Authentication issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EZProxy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pilot commenced mid-August </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12 months or until the budget runs out </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. eResources: EBL <ul><li>Pilot set up: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Australian publishers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2,500 titles at start of pilot </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Material already held in Mitchell collection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demand–driven-acquisition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No price mediation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Titles purchased on first use </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Catalogue records </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downloads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum download period of 14 days </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. eResources: EBL <ul><li>Usage for the first month </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of uses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>346 unique titles requested </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>188 titles have been purchased </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>979 client sessions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How they’ve been used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>519 browsing sessions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>152 read online sessions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>309 downloads </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Issues so far </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Digital Editions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Android </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document supply and interlibrary loan </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Future directions <ul><li>New model of subscriptions to individual online journals through aggregators </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning discussions with PLM regarding ideas about possibility of using online talking books </li></ul>
    13. 13. Becoming a registered client