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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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    • 1. Jeff Dickens
      Electronic Systems and Resources
      Librarian Candidate
    • 2. What does Ebrary do for library patrons?
      • Multiple simultaneous users can use the same book.
      • 3. Ability to organize books on personal “bookshelves.”
      • 4. Provides highlighting and note writing features, which can be undone, searched (as can the book), and organized within Ebrary.
      • 5. 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).
    • 6. Ebrary offers many of the same search features that are found in article databases
    • 7. How does Ebrary work?
    • 8. 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.
    • 9. How does Ebrary work?
      Ebrary partners with other vendors to provide direct access to reference works, including Merriam Webster’s Dictionary
    • 10. 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.
    • 11. How does Ebrary work?
      Searching and reference can be done without an account. Note taking and highlighting, however, require creating a bookshelf.
    • 12. How does Ebrary work?
    • 13. How does Ebrary work?
    • 14. How does Ebrary work?
    • 15. What does Ebrary provide for library patrons?
      • searching both the content of the book, as well as the content of notes and highlights.
      • 16. highlights and notes.
      • 17. looking up words in a number of reference works.
      • 18. simultaneous access to and multiple bookshelf locations for books
      • 19. bookshelves that can be organized using folders.
    • Ebrary Administration
      The Ebrary Partner Site:
      • Usage statistics: provides site activity, title, and counter reports.
      • 20. MARC records: info on MARC updates, which are sent monthly directly to cataloger. Also, the option to update MARC data manually.
      • 21. EBOP: titles can be reviewed and ordered directly from Ebrary.
    • Ebrary Administration
      Ebrary Content:
      • Subscription Content
      • 22. Academic Complete is about 47,000 titles.
      • 23. Non-owned titles, thus can be dropped, and more can be added, at will of publisher.
      • 24. Perpetual “Purchased” Content
      • 25. SUPO: single simultaneous access.
      • 26. 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.
      • 27. Ebrary will “give a break” on purchases from some publishers, namely Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Oxford, and Cambridge.
      • 28. 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.
      • 29. Allows off-campus patrons to login using their library barcode, as they do with WAM.
    • In conclusion, Ebrary offers advantages to…
      • library patrons:
      • 30. multiple user access to individual books.
      • 31. off-campus access to bibliographic research.
      • 32. no “overdue fees” for books on bookshelf (no “check-out”).
      • 33. librarians:
      • 34. reduces shelf space for physical books.
      • 35. easy to purchase and load.
      • 36. no re-shelving.

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