Ebooks in Academic Libraries CCL 2008

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  • Ebooks in Academic Libraries CCL 2008

    1. 1. 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
    2. 2. Genesis of this talk <ul><li>(Remember Caviat) </li></ul>
    3. 3. Outline <ul><li>Why and why not? </li></ul><ul><li>From whom and to where? </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation aspects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pricing Models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection Profiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Rights (DRM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interface Usability & Features </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Next steps & Implications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Immediate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Why? (I’ve got a list, but want to hear yours) <ul><li>____ </li></ul><ul><li>____ </li></ul><ul><li>____ </li></ul>
    5. 5. Why not? <ul><li>_____ </li></ul><ul><li>_____ </li></ul><ul><li>_____ </li></ul>
    6. 6. From whom and to where? <ul><li>from publishers directly? </li></ul><ul><li>From a Book Jobber? </li></ul><ul><li>From an aggregator? </li></ul><ul><li>Reality = </li></ul><ul><li>To OPAC? </li></ul><ul><li>To publisher platform? </li></ul><ul><li>To (a single) aggregator platform? </li></ul><ul><li>To a universal ebook platform? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Conclusion: From whom and to where <ul><li>From: anywhere as long as the destination is flexible </li></ul><ul><li>To: as few places as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Need to emphasize flexibility for purchases or… </li></ul><ul><li>look to lease access </li></ul>
    8. 8. Evaluation: Pricing Models <ul><li>Packaged Collections </li></ul><ul><li>Title by Title </li></ul><ul><li>Lease entire collection </li></ul><ul><li>Patron-driven purchase </li></ul><ul><li>Consortial collections (?) </li></ul>
    9. 9. 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?)
    10. 10. Evaluation: Collection profiles <ul><li>Age </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Uniqueness’ </li></ul><ul><li>Match to local collection </li></ul><ul><li>Quality (?) </li></ul>
    11. 11. Collection Profiles: Age
    12. 14. Evaluation: Use rights <ul><li>Simultaneous Use </li></ul><ul><li>Copy & Paste/Print </li></ul><ul><li>Download </li></ul><ul><li>E-reserves / Course Mngmt </li></ul><ul><li>Course Packs </li></ul><ul><li>Interlibrary Loan </li></ul>
    13. 15. 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
    14. 16. Interface usability <ul><li>Delivery units </li></ul><ul><li>Simultaneous use </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation </li></ul>
    15. 17. Interface features <ul><li>Full text search </li></ul><ul><li>Hit term highlighting </li></ul><ul><li>Extraction (text & images) </li></ul><ul><li>Web services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>External lookups (Dict/Ency) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Export Citation (unit?) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personalization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hilighting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul></ul>
    16. 18. Next steps (for us) <ul><li>Lease Ebrary Academic Complete </li></ul><ul><li>Buy “Multigraphs” (Edited volumes?) as e-only </li></ul>
    17. 19. Implications for the future <ul><li>And end to librarian collection development </li></ul><ul><li>Buy them buy the chapter? </li></ul><ul><li>Figure out how to possess the contents </li></ul>
    18. 20. Conclusions (What have we learned?) <ul><li>___ </li></ul><ul><li>___ </li></ul><ul><li>___ </li></ul>
    19. 21. Outstanding questions: <ul><li>E-book ordering profiles? </li></ul><ul><li>How will they be found? </li></ul><ul><li>Features ≠ Effectiveness </li></ul>

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