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Ebooks library robin champieux

  1. 1. Introducción: EBL Robin Champieux robin.champieux@eblib.com Vice President, Business Development
  2. 2. Orden del Dia  A bit about us  Our content  Overview of our models  Some of EBL’s features  The Importance of Demand Driven Acquisition
  3. 3. Launched in 2004, EBL introduced new access models for ebooks: – Title by title selection with multiple-concurrent access – Pricing based on print list price – Utilization at chapter level (i.e. reserve chapter use and ePacks) – Short-term Loan or Pay-per-view access – Download for all ebooks in collection Developed through collaboration with libraries, publishers, partners and experts in the field, EBL continues to drive innovation approach using this approach… Some of our early and ongoing collaborators include: James Bennett Cambridge University Press Taylor & Francis CERN library Yale University North Carolina State University ICOLC Curtin University Swinburne University of Technology Council for Australian University Libraries Adobe Focus Groups - Charleston, ALA, VALA, ALIA, etc… Colaboración para un nuevo modelo…
  4. 4. EBL: Información general  Title-by-title selection  Perpetual ownership  Multiple-concurrent access to all titles  Download for all titles – ebooks can be accessed offline  Pay-per View Access - Demand-driven Acquisition Options  Chapter-level reserve & coursepacks  Free MARC records for all titles  No Proprietary Software  Flexible pricing options – no minimum purchase requirements
  5. 5. EBL Contenido  189,000 titles  400+ publishers strongly emphasizing scholarly and professional materials  Content coverage across academic disciplines  Primarily English language  Spanish, French, German, Chinese, etc. titles also available  Front list focus:  Over 14,000 with 2010 imprint year  20%+ of catalog published 2009 to present  30% published 2008 to present  50%+ published 2006 to present
  6. 6. EBL: Herramientas for the usuario  Advanced and full text search tools  Online or Offline Reading Options – All ebooks can be Downloaded and read offline  Free Browse Period for all Titles  DRM in line with ‘fair use’ – 20% print / 5% copy  Printing by page-range, chapter or page  Saved notes – exportable  No proprietary software required  Online Reader enables scrolling through text (rather than page by page)
  7. 7. Acceso and DRM EBL ebooks can be accessed in many ways… • Read Online • No software required / Option for Adobe Reader • 20% print / 5% copy • Downloaded – Offline access • Adobe Digital Editions • No internet access required after download • 20% print / 5% copy • Transferred to eBook Reader • Read Online on Mobile Phone
  8. 8. EBL’s Demand Driven Model Demand-driven access takes advantage of the immediacy of the digital medium… EBL’s Demand-driven Acquisition enables libraries to make ebooks visible to patrons without purchasing the titles outright. Titles can then be ‘rented’ or purchased according to pre defined rules as needed by patrons. – Access to non-owned either through library OPAC (by loading MARC records) and/or within the EBL platform – 5 minutes free full text browsing for non-owned titles – Beyond the browse period, libraries decide what transactions and permissions apply
  9. 9. EBL’s Demand-driven Options Libraries customize users’ experience and transaction workflow •Non-mediated • Beyond browse period, patrons automatically trigger a short-term loan (rental) of an ebook or a purchase •Automated transactions can be price-mediated (i.e. rental over $20 is mediated). •Mediated Access • Beyond browse period, patrons can request further access to non-owned titles. • Library Alerted of Request • Libraries can choose to either rent or purchase requested titles.
  10. 10. EBL’s Demand-Driven Options Ratio Browse to short-term loan (STL) 50.5% of non-owned titles browsed triggered a short-term loan 49.5% of access is free Average short-term loan price $10.38 On average libraries pay less than 15% of the total cost of title used to facilitate access
  11. 11. Resultados Resultados: Demand Driven • On average, pay 14.23% of list price to facilitate access to content • Size of average collection = 63,833 titles • % of purchased titles with no use = 0% • 2 X unique title coverage • 1.4 X unique publisher coverage Upfront Purchasing • Size of average collection = 2,171 titles • % of purchased titles with no use = 50% • 50% less unique titles • 29% less unique publisher coverage
  12. 12. EBL’s Access Model for Purchased Titles – Purchase content outright & own in perpetuity (no ongoing access fees on title-by- title basis) – Simultaneous access - all titles in EBL allow use by multiple users • Non-linear™ Lending = multiple-concurrent access to all titles up to 325 loan days per year – renewing automatically annually – Free Browse Period for All Titles – Use at Chapter Level - Chapters available for use in reserve circulation & coursepacks – Archival Copy can be downloaded and printed for each title purchased
  13. 13. Para la Biblioteca Ultimately: • A library only pays for content that is used • A library is able to facilitate access to a larger universe of content • A library is able to spend a limited budget more effectively
  14. 14. Gracias!

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