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    • PDA Highway
      Bush Memorial Library, Hamline University
      Just under 5000 FTE
      1800 undergraduates
      Graduate programs:
      Business, Public Administration, Nonprofit Administration
      Graduate Liberal Studies, including MFA in Creative Writing
    • Cooperating Libraries In Consortiumaka CLIC
      Augsburg College
      Bethel University and Bethel Seminary
      Concordia University
      Hamline University
      Macalester College
      Northwestern College
      St Catherine University
      University of St Thomas
    • Our shared Catalog: CLICnet
    • Dreaming of a Road Trip
      • Interest in PDA
      • Ebrary webinar
      • Article in Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Planning the Trip
      Decided to try pilot with ebrary
      Purchase triggered when patron:
      Views 10 pages of content
      Actively uses title for more than 10 minutes
      Copies or prints pages
      SUPO (Single User Purchase Option
    • Packing the Car
      Establish deposit account (rather than invoiced by title)
      PDA profile:
      All ebrary subjects except Military and Naval Sciences and Law
      Maximum cost: $200
      No mediation
      Narrowed by date: 2010-2011 titles (totaled 8873)
      Total funds allocated to pilot: $3000
    • Mapping the Trip
      Consulted with CLIC libraries
      Acquisitions and Cataloging Committees
      Contacted CLIC Systems Manager
      Needed a load profile to batch load the records
      MARC Edit used to prepare ebrary MARC records
      Changed the url (856 field) to prepend our proxy address.
      Added a 947 field to group the MARC records together for easy withdrawal at end of project.
      Order Record
      On-the-fly bib record created and one order record attached to invoice the $3000 deposit account.
    • On the Road: Construction Zone
      Changes made to catalog after weekly purchases:
      In OCLC:
      Find vendor-neutral record and overlay ebrary record with OCLC record
      Add holding to OCLC
      In Millennium/catalog:
      Add LC call number
      Change 947
      Created order records with template for pda purchases
      Order records included the price in an internal note
    • On the Road: Potholes
      Ebrary MARC record 245 not always same as the one listed on the ebrary spreadsheet
      Other CLIC libraries added their order records to ebrary bib records
      Deleting 8025 records in Millennium took almost 3 hours
      Ebrary PDA records were listed first in OPAC search results– patrons of other CLIC libraries wondered why these items were not available to them.
    • Home Again.
      Last title purchased on January 4, 2011
      46 titles ordered
      $2998 spent
      Average cost per title: $64.97
      Of the 46 purchased, we already owned 2 in print and had 2 on order
      Titles removed by ebrary as soon as the money was spent
      After purchases transferred to OCLC vendor-neutral records, the remaining titles were deleted from Millennium
    • Reflections on the Trip
      After initial setup, the workload for TS wasn’t significant(with only 46 titles purchased)
      If Departmental, rather than General, funds had been used with separate profiles created, workload would have increased
      For CLICnet, would need to consult further with CLIC Cataloging and Acquisitions committees to address concerns about PDA records
      CLIC is currently investigating consortialebook purchases, as well as pda.
    • Reflections on the Trip
      Collection Development librarians mostly satisfied with the purchases. However, results were somewhat skewed—some departments had been informed of pilot. This resulted in titles being purchased for two subject areas in particular.
      In the future, if we ran another pilot using general library funds, we would set the criteria for announcing the project.
      While librarians were satisfied with the results, at this time none of them have committed to using departmental funds for future pdas.
      A concern of some of the librarians that using PDA on a large scale would diminish the role of collection development staff in the creation of the collection.
    • Summary from Final ebrary Report
    • Purchases and Checkout/Ebrary Sessions
    • Subjects Purchased
    • Top Ten Titles by Pages Viewed Through 28 February 2011