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  • The title of this book is Methodism. John Wesley was a prominent figure in the movement.
  • Individual titles can be in multiple locations.
  • Whether a title is SUPO or MUPO is purely publisher driven.

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  • Jeff Dickens
    Electronic Systems and Resources
    Librarian Candidate
  • What does Ebrary do for library patrons?
    • Multiple simultaneous users can use the same book.
    • Ability to organize books on personal “bookshelves.”
    • Provides highlighting and note writing features, which can be undone, searched (as can the book), and organized within Ebrary.
    • Users can look up words, places, and people in reference works without leaving Ebrary.
  • How does Ebrary work?
    There are two ways to find Ebrary books:
    Searching the library catalog (load Ebrary MARC records)
    Searching Ebrary directly (hyperlink somewhere on Website).
  • Ebrary offers many of the same search features that are found in article databases
  • How does Ebrary work?
  • How does Ebrary work?
    There are two parts to scanning your search result within the book:
    The Table of Contents.
    The pages of the book.
  • How does Ebrary work?
    Ebrary partners with other vendors to provide direct access to reference works, including Merriam Webster’s Dictionary
  • How does Ebrary work?
    Ebrary allows you to look up words, concepts, places, people, and much more without leaving the page you are on in the book.
  • How does Ebrary work?
    Searching and reference can be done without an account. Note taking and highlighting, however, require creating a bookshelf.
  • How does Ebrary work?
  • How does Ebrary work?
  • How does Ebrary work?
  • What does Ebrary provide for library patrons?
    • searching both the content of the book, as well as the content of notes and highlights.
    • highlights and notes.
    • looking up words in a number of reference works.
    • simultaneous access to and multiple bookshelf locations for books
    • bookshelves that can be organized using folders.
  • Ebrary Administration
    The Ebrary Partner Site:
    • Usage statistics: provides site activity, title, and counter reports.
    • MARC records: info on MARC updates, which are sent monthly directly to cataloger. Also, the option to update MARC data manually.
    • EBOP: titles can be reviewed and ordered directly from Ebrary.
  • Ebrary Administration
    Ebrary Content:
    • Subscription Content
    • Academic Complete is about 47,000 titles.
    • Non-owned titles, thus can be dropped, and more can be added, at will of publisher.
    • Perpetual “Purchased” Content
    • SUPO: single simultaneous access.
    • MUPO: multiple simultaneous access. Always 150% of publisher’s price.
  • Ebrary Administration
    Perpetual Content:
    • Access fee only if subscription content or subject collection is dropped.
    • Ebrary will “give a break” on purchases from some publishers, namely Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Oxford, and Cambridge.
    • Some books jobbers, like YBP, allow purchase of titles in electronic formats, like Ebrary.
  • Ebrary Administration
    Single Sign-on (recommendation from personal experience)
    • WAM proxy in III causes problems with Ebrary’s bookshelf feature.
    • Allows off-campus patrons to login using their library barcode, as they do with WAM.
  • In conclusion, Ebrary offers advantages to…
    • library patrons:
    • multiple user access to individual books.
    • off-campus access to bibliographic research.
    • no “overdue fees” for books on bookshelf (no “check-out”).
    • librarians:
    • reduces shelf space for physical books.
    • easy to purchase and load.
    • no re-shelving.