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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. 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. Turn and face the strange Rita Baladad E-resources Coordinator, Minitex
  • 3. Fish or fowl or . . . ?
  • 4. How do you catalog an antelope?
  • 5.  
  • 6. Ch-ch-changes
  • 7. What do we want?
  • 8. Guideposts?
  • 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/
  • 10. Rita Baladad [email_address] Thanks !
  • 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
  • 12. Agenda
    • Lifecycle of an e-book
    • Review issues related to purchasing and delivery
    • Touch on issues related to managing e-books
  • 13. NOT on the Agenda
    • End-user experiences
    • Technical issues of e-book readers
    • Free ebooks (Google, Hathi Trust)
    • E-textbooks, e-books created with readers’ feedback, etc.
  • 14. Print Lifecycle
  • 15. Ebook Lifecycle
  • 16. Ebook Lifecycle
  • 17. Good News: Eliminate print considerations
    • Processing
      • Unpacking
      • Labeling
      • Shelving/reshelving
    • Circulation
      • Handling lost, stolen or damaged claims
      • Managing holds, late notices, ILL
      • Special requests (loaning reference books)
    • Storage and space needs
  • 18. Bad News: Add e-book considerations
    • Licensing
    • Management
      • Activate with provider
      • Add to management tools, Open URL products, proxy and webpages
      • Download to a device/install software
    • Troubleshoot access problems
    • Gather, consolidate and report usage statistics
    • Keeping up with platform/publisher changes
    • Archive/preservation
  • 19. Purchase Impacts Delivery and Delivery Impacts Purchase
      • Platform
      • Publisher
      • User level
      • Bundle options
      • Devices, usability
    • Pricing options
    • Funding options
    • Content
    • Vendor options
    • Licensing
      • Discovery, findability
  • 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!
  • 21. Platform, publisher
    • Do you have the platform already?
    • Do you want to limit the number of platforms?
    • Is a new license required?
    • Do you have to purchase separate software?
    • Release dates?
    • Do you have the platform already?
    • Multiple platforms to learn/understand
    • Getting software on library and private computers
  • 22. Content
    • MRW or monograph?
    • Database of ebooks or database of chapters?
    • Content may dictate how managed
    • Where do you promote it? Only in catalog or also in database list?
    • Citation problems
    • Do you use separate tools for discovery based on content?
  • 23. Pricing, funding, user level, bundling
    • Release dates?
    • Archives available?
    • Up-front cost and/or ongoing fee?
    • Serial fund or book fund?
    • Simultaneous number of users?
    • Release dates?
    • Turnaways from maximum users?
    • Do you manage as single title ebook or as a database or both?
  • 24. Vendor
    • Direct, consortial, or 3 rd party vendor?
    • One-at-a-time purchase?
    • Effects licensing.
  • 25. Licensing
    • Are there any unusual terms?
    • Is a new license required?
    • Do you know exactly what you are purchasing or leasing?
    • What ifs?
    • Are we required to make terms public?
    • Are you allowed to run through authentication?
    • Limits to printing/downloading?
    • ILL restrictions?
    • Do you have to restrict walk-ins?
  • 26. Discovery, findability
    • Free MARC records
      • Are they any good?
      • Do you catalog ebooks in aggregated databases
    • Manage in multiple places
    • Do you catalog each title?
    • Do you manage each title in ERMS or separate database tool
    • Does publisher work with discovery layer
    • Have you created/purchased a new tool for finding content with ebooks across platforms?
    • Catalog ebook titles in aggregated databases
    • OPAC scoping, locations
  • 27. Device, usability
    • Device agnostic?
    • New procedure required for purchasing content for a device?
    • Is extra software required for purchase?
    • Limits to printing/downloading
    • Is it device agnostic?
    • Are your in-library computers set up to transfer media or are they locked down?
    • Is extra software required?
    • Is everything downloadable or only certain titles?
    • Is registration required outside of regular authentication
  • 28. Collection Development Impact
    • Selection decisions
    • Duplicate copies
    • Weeding
    • Preferences/impressions
    • Virtual content requires new methods of tracking
  • 29. Management Issues
    • Once the item is acquired, who holds the truth for what we are entitled to?
    • Tracking at title level
    • Archiving
    • Weeding
    • Usage statistics
    • Standards
  • 30. Still More Management Issues
    • Syncing up silos
    • OPAC (cataloging, links)
    • Integrating e-books into our existing tools and workflows
    • Human resources
    • Plans for format extinction/evolution?
  • 31. Is it a wash?
    • Eliminate for print
    • Unpacking
    • Labeling
    • Shelving/reshelving
    • Handling lost, stolen, damaged
    • Managing holds, notices
    • ILL
    • Special requests
    • Storage and space
    • Add for E-world
    • Activate
    • Add to proxy
    • Add to tools; OpenURL
    • Add to webpages
    • Download to a device/install software
    • Resolve access issues
    • Gather usage statistics
    • Archive/preservation
  • 32. Thank you
    • Carolyn DeLuca
    • [email_address]
    • Dani Roach
    • [email_address]
    • Special thanks to:
    • Anne Orens for reuse of ‘Platforms by Business Model’ slide
  • 33. eBooks at Hennepin County Library Meg Knodl Senior Librarian, Information & Online Services Online Marketing & Communications Lead BookSpace Coordinator
  • 34. Collection
    • Launched ePub from OverDrive July 2010
    • Adding new titles weekly
    • Circulation: in Dec 2010: 7,146 check-outs, March: 17,480 check-outs
    • Up to $325,000 budgeted (2% of collection budget, + outside funds)
      • Dependent on content availability
    • Integrate selection with print & audio
  • 35. Access
    • Integrating with print & audio for Reader’s Advisory and cross-format reading
    • Trying to be consistent across downloadable content (music, audio, video, etc.)
    • Want to work towards downloading in library buildings (dependent on vendors)
  • 36. Training
    • Kits with 5 devices (Kobo, Nook, iPad, Kindle, Sony) and laptop sent to libraries for training
      • All staff providing customer service
    • No in-person public training. Used online, point-of-use content & video
      • Mostly vendor-created
    • Expanding use of video for ongoing support of the service
  • 37. Future Plans
    • Collection
      • Watching for other vendors
    • Training
      • Looking for sustainable models for staff & customers
    • Access
      • Looking for continuity as new products are added
      • Looking for integrating into ongoing services (My Account for all formats across vendors, etc.)
  • 38. For more information
    • Meg Knodl
    • [email_address]
    • Gail Mueller Schultz
    • [email_address]
    • Michele McGraw
    • [email_address]