The Practicals of Pixels: Purchasing and Processing E-books  (or, What Do You Need to Know to Purchase an E-book?) Carolyn...
Turn and face the strange Rita Baladad E-resources Coordinator, Minitex
Fish or fowl or . . . ?
How do you catalog an antelope?
 
Ch-ch-changes
What do we want?
Guideposts?
T urn and Face the Strange Ziggy Stardust: Masayoshi Sukita,  http://www.5years.com/gallerysukita.htm Fish or Fowl Rooster...
Rita Baladad [email_address] Thanks !
Practicals of Pixels: Purchasing and Processing Ebooks Carolyn DeLuca Electronic Resources Librarian University of St. Tho...
Agenda <ul><li>Lifecycle of an e-book </li></ul><ul><li>Review issues related to purchasing and delivery </li></ul><ul><li...
NOT on the Agenda <ul><li>End-user experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Technical issues of e-book readers </li></ul><ul><li>Free...
Print Lifecycle
Ebook Lifecycle
Ebook Lifecycle
Good News: Eliminate print considerations <ul><li>Processing  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unpacking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>L...
Bad News: Add e-book considerations <ul><li>Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activate with pro...
Purchase  Impacts  Delivery  and  Delivery  Impacts  Purchase <ul><ul><li>Platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publisher </...
Platforms by Business Model* Big Managed Collections Dedicated  Viewers Publisher- centric Impelsys *From “ Business issue...
Platform, publisher <ul><li>Do you have the platform already? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want to limit the number of platfor...
Content <ul><li>MRW or monograph? </li></ul><ul><li>Database of ebooks or database of chapters? </li></ul><ul><li>Content ...
Pricing, funding, user level, bundling <ul><li>Release dates? </li></ul><ul><li>Archives available? </li></ul><ul><li>Up-f...
Vendor <ul><li>Direct, consortial,  or 3 rd  party vendor? </li></ul><ul><li>One-at-a-time purchase? </li></ul><ul><li>Eff...
Licensing <ul><li>Are there any unusual terms? </li></ul><ul><li>Is a new license required? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know ...
Discovery, findability <ul><li>Free MARC records </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are they any good? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do yo...
Device, usability <ul><li>Device agnostic? </li></ul><ul><li>New procedure required for purchasing  content for a device? ...
Collection Development  Impact <ul><li>Selection decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Duplicate copies </li></ul><ul><li>Weeding </...
Management Issues <ul><li>Once the item is acquired, who holds the truth for what we are entitled to? </li></ul><ul><li>Tr...
Still More Management Issues <ul><li>Syncing up silos </li></ul><ul><li>OPAC (cataloging, links) </li></ul><ul><li>Integra...
Is it a wash? <ul><li>Eliminate for print </li></ul><ul><li>Unpacking </li></ul><ul><li>Labeling </li></ul><ul><li>Shelvin...
Thank you <ul><li>Carolyn DeLuca </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Dani Roach  </li></ul><ul><li>[email_...
eBooks at  Hennepin County Library Meg Knodl  Senior Librarian, Information & Online Services Online Marketing & Communica...
Collection <ul><li>Launched ePub from OverDrive July 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Adding new titles weekly </li></ul><ul><li>Cir...
Access <ul><li>Integrating with print & audio for Reader’s Advisory and cross-format reading </li></ul><ul><li>Trying to b...
Training <ul><li>Kits with 5 devices (Kobo, Nook, iPad, Kindle, Sony) and laptop sent to libraries for training </li></ul>...
Future Plans <ul><li>Collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Watching for other vendors  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training </li></u...
For more information <ul><li>Meg Knodl </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address]   </li></ul><ul><li>Gail Mueller Schultz </li></u...
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  • Increase in circulation every month since launch As of 4/26, 9,501 titles in ePub format. 14,909 copies Harper Collins limited licensed content: 106 Number of checkouts total: Adobe EPUB eBook: 72,439 (Current: 9,204) Number of reserves currently on ePUB 17,560 Number of unique customers signed up with OverDrive: 26,675 
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    1. 1. The Practicals of Pixels: Purchasing and Processing E-books (or, What Do You Need to Know to Purchase an E-book?) Carolyn DeLuca, University of St Thomas Dani Roach, University of St Thomas Meg Knodl, Hennepin County Library Rita Baladad, Minitex
    2. 2. Turn and face the strange Rita Baladad E-resources Coordinator, Minitex
    3. 3. Fish or fowl or . . . ?
    4. 4. How do you catalog an antelope?
    5. 6. Ch-ch-changes
    6. 7. What do we want?
    7. 8. Guideposts?
    8. 9. T urn and Face the Strange Ziggy Stardust: Masayoshi Sukita, http://www.5years.com/gallerysukita.htm Fish or Fowl Rooster: By Lip Kee Yap from Singapore, Republic of Singapore (Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus) male 1) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Goldfish: By Elma from Reykjavík (Gullfiskur) [CC-BY-2.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Scholarly Kitchen, “Publishing Through the Wormhole,” http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2011/04/26/publishing-through-the-wormhole-a-new-format-for-the-born-digital-publisher/ Ch-ch-changes Amazon Revokes Lendle’s API Access: http://lendle.me/amazon-api-revocation/ Harper Collins Puts Cap: http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/home/889452-264/harpercollins_caps_loans_on_ebook.html.csp AmazonDeletesYourBooks: http://consumerist.com/2009/07/amazon-deletes-your-books-has-always-been-at-war-with-eastasia.html Judge Rejects Google’s Deal to Digitize Books: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/23/technology/23google.html Kindle Library Lending and OverDrive: http://overdriveblogs.com/library/2011/04/20/kindle-library-lending-and-overdrive-what-it-means-for-libraries-and-schools/ What Do We Want? Unicorn: http://www.scenicreflections.com/files/a_real_unicorn_Wallpaper__yvt2.jpgtm Guideposts Program for Cooperative Cataloging: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/pcc/bibco/PN-Guide.pdf E-pub: http://idpf.org/epub Triangle Research Libraries Network: http://www.trln.org/press/032111.pdf Library Renewal: http://libraryrenewal.org/ Colorado Independent Publishers Association: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/03162011/two-colorado-libraries-break-new-e-book-ground BC Books Online: http://books.bc.ca/bcbooksonline/ Calibre: http://calibre-ebook.com/
    9. 10. Rita Baladad [email_address] Thanks !
    10. 11. Practicals of Pixels: Purchasing and Processing Ebooks Carolyn DeLuca Electronic Resources Librarian University of St. Thomas Libraries (MN) Dani Roach Head of Serials & Electronic Resource Acquisitions University of St. Thomas Libraries (MN) April 2011 Metronet Wind Down
    11. 12. Agenda <ul><li>Lifecycle of an e-book </li></ul><ul><li>Review issues related to purchasing and delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Touch on issues related to managing e-books </li></ul>
    12. 13. NOT on the Agenda <ul><li>End-user experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Technical issues of e-book readers </li></ul><ul><li>Free ebooks (Google, Hathi Trust) </li></ul><ul><li>E-textbooks, e-books created with readers’ feedback, etc. </li></ul>
    13. 14. Print Lifecycle
    14. 15. Ebook Lifecycle
    15. 16. Ebook Lifecycle
    16. 17. Good News: Eliminate print considerations <ul><li>Processing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unpacking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labeling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shelving/reshelving </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Circulation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Handling lost, stolen or damaged claims </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing holds, late notices, ILL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special requests (loaning reference books) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Storage and space needs </li></ul>
    17. 18. Bad News: Add e-book considerations <ul><li>Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activate with provider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add to management tools, Open URL products, proxy and webpages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download to a device/install software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Troubleshoot access problems </li></ul><ul><li>Gather, consolidate and report usage statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping up with platform/publisher changes </li></ul><ul><li>Archive/preservation </li></ul>
    18. 19. Purchase Impacts Delivery and Delivery Impacts Purchase <ul><ul><li>Platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publisher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bundle options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Devices, usability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pricing options </li></ul><ul><li>Funding options </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor options </li></ul><ul><li>Licensing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discovery, findability </li></ul></ul>
    19. 20. Platforms by Business Model* Big Managed Collections Dedicated Viewers Publisher- centric Impelsys *From “ Business issues and trends in the digital book landscape” 08/09 Anne Orens, updated 1/2010 User Augmented DASH!
    20. 21. Platform, publisher <ul><li>Do you have the platform already? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want to limit the number of platforms? </li></ul><ul><li>Is a new license required? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have to purchase separate software? </li></ul><ul><li>Release dates? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have the platform already? </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple platforms to learn/understand </li></ul><ul><li>Getting software on library and private computers </li></ul>
    21. 22. Content <ul><li>MRW or monograph? </li></ul><ul><li>Database of ebooks or database of chapters? </li></ul><ul><li>Content may dictate how managed </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you promote it? Only in catalog or also in database list? </li></ul><ul><li>Citation problems </li></ul><ul><li>Do you use separate tools for discovery based on content? </li></ul>
    22. 23. Pricing, funding, user level, bundling <ul><li>Release dates? </li></ul><ul><li>Archives available? </li></ul><ul><li>Up-front cost and/or ongoing fee? </li></ul><ul><li>Serial fund or book fund? </li></ul><ul><li>Simultaneous number of users? </li></ul><ul><li>Release dates? </li></ul><ul><li>Turnaways from maximum users? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you manage as single title ebook or as a database or both? </li></ul>
    23. 24. Vendor <ul><li>Direct, consortial, or 3 rd party vendor? </li></ul><ul><li>One-at-a-time purchase? </li></ul><ul><li>Effects licensing. </li></ul>
    24. 25. Licensing <ul><li>Are there any unusual terms? </li></ul><ul><li>Is a new license required? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know exactly what you are purchasing or leasing? </li></ul><ul><li>What ifs? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we required to make terms public? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you allowed to run through authentication? </li></ul><ul><li>Limits to printing/downloading? </li></ul><ul><li>ILL restrictions? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have to restrict walk-ins? </li></ul>
    25. 26. Discovery, findability <ul><li>Free MARC records </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are they any good? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you catalog ebooks in aggregated databases </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manage in multiple places </li></ul><ul><li>Do you catalog each title? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you manage each title in ERMS or separate database tool </li></ul><ul><li>Does publisher work with discovery layer </li></ul><ul><li>Have you created/purchased a new tool for finding content with ebooks across platforms? </li></ul><ul><li>Catalog ebook titles in aggregated databases </li></ul><ul><li>OPAC scoping, locations </li></ul>
    26. 27. Device, usability <ul><li>Device agnostic? </li></ul><ul><li>New procedure required for purchasing content for a device? </li></ul><ul><li>Is extra software required for purchase? </li></ul><ul><li>Limits to printing/downloading </li></ul><ul><li>Is it device agnostic? </li></ul><ul><li>Are your in-library computers set up to transfer media or are they locked down? </li></ul><ul><li>Is extra software required? </li></ul><ul><li>Is everything downloadable or only certain titles? </li></ul><ul><li>Is registration required outside of regular authentication </li></ul>
    27. 28. Collection Development Impact <ul><li>Selection decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Duplicate copies </li></ul><ul><li>Weeding </li></ul><ul><li>Preferences/impressions </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual content requires new methods of tracking </li></ul>
    28. 29. Management Issues <ul><li>Once the item is acquired, who holds the truth for what we are entitled to? </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking at title level </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving </li></ul><ul><li>Weeding </li></ul><ul><li>Usage statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul>
    29. 30. Still More Management Issues <ul><li>Syncing up silos </li></ul><ul><li>OPAC (cataloging, links) </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating e-books into our existing tools and workflows </li></ul><ul><li>Human resources </li></ul><ul><li>Plans for format extinction/evolution? </li></ul>
    30. 31. Is it a wash? <ul><li>Eliminate for print </li></ul><ul><li>Unpacking </li></ul><ul><li>Labeling </li></ul><ul><li>Shelving/reshelving </li></ul><ul><li>Handling lost, stolen, damaged </li></ul><ul><li>Managing holds, notices </li></ul><ul><li>ILL </li></ul><ul><li>Special requests </li></ul><ul><li>Storage and space </li></ul><ul><li>Add for E-world </li></ul><ul><li>Activate </li></ul><ul><li>Add to proxy </li></ul><ul><li>Add to tools; OpenURL </li></ul><ul><li>Add to webpages </li></ul><ul><li>Download to a device/install software </li></ul><ul><li>Resolve access issues </li></ul><ul><li>Gather usage statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Archive/preservation </li></ul>
    31. 32. Thank you <ul><li>Carolyn DeLuca </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Dani Roach </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Special thanks to: </li></ul><ul><li>Anne Orens for reuse of ‘Platforms by Business Model’ slide </li></ul>
    32. 33. eBooks at Hennepin County Library Meg Knodl Senior Librarian, Information & Online Services Online Marketing & Communications Lead BookSpace Coordinator
    33. 34. Collection <ul><li>Launched ePub from OverDrive July 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Adding new titles weekly </li></ul><ul><li>Circulation: in Dec 2010: 7,146 check-outs, March: 17,480 check-outs </li></ul><ul><li>Up to $325,000 budgeted (2% of collection budget, + outside funds) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dependent on content availability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrate selection with print & audio </li></ul>
    34. 35. Access <ul><li>Integrating with print & audio for Reader’s Advisory and cross-format reading </li></ul><ul><li>Trying to be consistent across downloadable content (music, audio, video, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Want to work towards downloading in library buildings (dependent on vendors) </li></ul>
    35. 36. Training <ul><li>Kits with 5 devices (Kobo, Nook, iPad, Kindle, Sony) and laptop sent to libraries for training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All staff providing customer service </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No in-person public training. Used online, point-of-use content & video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mostly vendor-created </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expanding use of video for ongoing support of the service </li></ul>
    36. 37. Future Plans <ul><li>Collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Watching for other vendors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Looking for sustainable models for staff & customers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Looking for continuity as new products are added </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Looking for integrating into ongoing services (My Account for all formats across vendors, etc.) </li></ul></ul>
    37. 38. For more information <ul><li>Meg Knodl </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Gail Mueller Schultz </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Michele McGraw </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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