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  • The Great ( )omission: Things we need to know about e-books (that they didn’t tell us or haven’t figured out) Jason Price, PhD Life Sciences Librarian Claremont Univ. Consortium Go out into all the world and acquire e-books (?!) Christian College Librarians Conference May 29, 2008 Pepperdine University
  • Genesis of this talk
    • (Remember Caviat)
  • Outline
    • Why and why not?
    • From whom and to where?
    • Evaluation aspects
      • Pricing Models
      • Collection Profiles
      • Use Rights (DRM)
      • Interface Usability & Features
    • Next steps & Implications
      • Immediate
      • Future
  • Why? (I’ve got a list, but want to hear yours)
    • ____
    • ____
    • ____
  • Why not?
    • _____
    • _____
    • _____
  • From whom and to where?
    • from publishers directly?
    • From a Book Jobber?
    • From an aggregator?
    • Reality =
    • To OPAC?
    • To publisher platform?
    • To (a single) aggregator platform?
    • To a universal ebook platform?
  • Conclusion: From whom and to where
    • From: anywhere as long as the destination is flexible
    • To: as few places as possible
    • Need to emphasize flexibility for purchases or…
    • look to lease access
  • Evaluation: Pricing Models
    • Packaged Collections
    • Title by Title
    • Lease entire collection
    • Patron-driven purchase
    • Consortial collections (?)
  • Rough Comparison Model EBL Ebrary My I Library Net Library Lease NO YES NO NO Purchase (Unlimited Usrs) YES (limit is borrow period) YES(?) (No dwnload NO 1 or (2-3) NO 1 or 2 Patron- driven purchase YES 2 nd ‘use’ Coming YES 1 st view YES 1 st view Title by title Yes Yes Yes Yes What else (Swap?)
  • Evaluation: Collection profiles
    • Age
    • ‘ Uniqueness’
    • Match to local collection
    • Quality (?)
  • Collection Profiles: Age
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  • Evaluation: Use rights
    • Simultaneous Use
    • Copy & Paste/Print
    • Download
    • E-reserves / Course Mngmt
    • Course Packs
    • Interlibrary Loan
  • Use Rights Comparison Rights EBL Ebrary My I Library Net Library Download YES NO Depends on Pub MOSTLY ??? Copy&Paste/ Print YES YES 10pp/40pp NO Page at a time NO Page at a time Ereserve / Course packs YES YES Unknown Unknown ILL ? ? ? ? Simultaneous use YES YES Limited Limited
  • Interface usability
    • Delivery units
    • Simultaneous use
    • Navigation
  • Interface features
    • Full text search
    • Hit term highlighting
    • Extraction (text & images)
    • Web services
      • External lookups (Dict/Ency)
      • Export Citation (unit?)
    • Personalization
      • Hilighting
      • Notes
  • Next steps (for us)
    • Lease Ebrary Academic Complete
    • Buy “Multigraphs” (Edited volumes?) as e-only
  • Implications for the future
    • And end to librarian collection development
    • Buy them buy the chapter?
    • Figure out how to possess the contents
  • Conclusions (What have we learned?)
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    • ___
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  • Outstanding questions:
    • E-book ordering profiles?
    • How will they be found?
    • Features ≠ Effectiveness