Managing the new normal – limited resources

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Managing the new normal – limited resources

Presentation by Tom Edmonds at Internet Librarian International 2011

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  • Possible reasons for this decrease in downloads:- Fewer users- Other sources- Finding papers elsewhere- People don’t have the time for browsing anymore
  • Managing the new normal – limited resources

    1. 1. Managing the new normal – limited resourcesInternet Librarian International 2011Tom EdmondsOpenAthens Product Manager
    2. 2. Where does your library budget go? 23% 13% Resources Personnel 25% 39% Buildings Other
    3. 3. Where does your resources budget go? 68% 2% e-Journals 2% Online databases Document delivery 3% 10% Magazines/Newspapers 15% Boooks e-Books
    4. 4. Where does your e-resource budget go?
    5. 5. www.eduserv.org.uk
    6. 6. www.eduserv.org.uk
    7. 7. www.eduserv.org.uk
    8. 8. www.eduserv.org.uk
    9. 9. www.eduserv.org.uk
    10. 10. User behaviour www.eduserv.org.uk
    11. 11. What are the consequences? www.eduserv.org.uk
    12. 12. Three steps to improve ROI• Re-negotiated subscriptions• Implemented a local IAM solution• Marketed new access mechanism. www.eduserv.org.uk
    13. 13. Re-negotiated subscription• 2007 25 journals, which were not used much• 2008 cancelled most of them• 2010 new arrangement with publisher o download everything at a fixed price o subscriptions commence when it is profitable. www.eduserv.org.uk
    14. 14. What was the impact? www.eduserv.org.uk
    15. 15. Implement an access management solution www.eduserv.org.uk
    16. 16. Sites feed OpenAthens LA Integrated ProxyFederated (SAML) Federated (Athens) IP restricted/ Local user www.eduserv.org.uk
    17. 17. IAM roll-out• UAT: January 2010• Go-live: April 2010• Marketing programme: • Email campaign – staff and students • Library blog, institution’s website and library portal • Online videos • Poster campaign: in-house and external. www.eduserv.org.uk
    18. 18. What was the impact?• No access queries• Handful of Athens queries!• Integration with Google Docs • Gmail access for post-graduates• Increased resource usage • 20,000 more sessions in 2010/11. www.eduserv.org.uk
    19. 19. UK university – number of logins Year/ January February March Month No. % No. % No. % 2009 16,460 8,247 13,860 2010 18,198 11% 11,345 37% 21,276 54% 2011 22,930 39% 27,359 232% 27,446 98% www.eduserv.org.uk
    20. 20. Thank you for listeningTwitter: @edm0ndsSkype: tomedmonds.eduservEmail: tom.edmonds@eduserv.org.uk www.eduserv.org.uk

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