Managing eBook editions

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Librarians who manage institutional access to eBooks come across unique problems. This talk discusses what happens when a new edition of one of your eBooks is published.

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Managing eBook editions

  1. 1. Managing eBook editions IACQ/ICAT Joint Forum on E-Books Chris Bulock, SIUE cbulock@siue.edu
  2. 2. Where did our access go?Online reference workPerpetual access X
  3. 3. Perpetual(ish)New edition came out, old one disappearedNo access to new editionNot clear at time of purchase
  4. 4. Where does the link go?Links for previous edition fail (404)Links go to old landing page, no accessLinks go to old landing page, w/accessLinks redirect to new content, w/accessLinks redirect, without access
  5. 5. Subscription or Purchase?Leasing access rather than buying itemAll editions of workSingle edition, permanentlySingle edition, until next edition out With or without update option
  6. 6. LicenseDefine your access Make sure price fits accessMinimum number of years?Discounted update?
  7. 7. AlertsSign up for alerts whenever possible May not come by defaultSignup may be In admin interface In user interface By email
  8. 8. Updating LinksOPAC New recordsLink resolverResource listsLibGuides

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