eBooks at the State Library of NSW - Alexander Sussman

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Presentation from 24 May 2013 Teacher Professional Learning Day at State Library of NSW, Alexander Sussman, Coordinator Collection Development and Acquisition

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eBooks at the State Library of NSW - Alexander Sussman

  1. 1. eBooks at the State Library and current developments
  2. 2. Collection Management Cycle for eBooks Organisational goals, client needs Collection Development Policy (CDP) Evaluation Selection Storage & Access Acquisition Description
  3. 3. CDP- Selection – Acquisition – Description – Storage & Access - Evaluation Photo: http://bigother.com/2011/12/31/a-year-of-reading/too-many-books/ Viewed 23 January 2013 10:35 am Photo: http://shannonhubble.com/pages/advertisements Viewed 13 May 2013 2:54 pm
  4. 4. CDP- Selection – Acquisition – Description – Storage & Access - Evaluation – Documenting life in NSW – Provide information for the people of NSW – Support the Public Libraries of NSW – Legal Deposit – Overseas reference/research material – 2nd copy of NSW material originally received on Legal Deposit State Library of New South Wales
  5. 5. CDP- Selection – Acquisition – Description – Storage & Access - Evaluation – Recreational reading (fiction) – Textbooks – Kids or young adult materials – CALD material (limited availability) – Corporate repository (user created) – Subject specialists Other collecting areas where eBook format may be available:
  6. 6. CDP- Selection – Acquisition – Description – Storage & Access - Evaluation – NSW Government proposes Common Collection of eBook resources – Linked to the replacement of school LMS – No timeline yet for the establishment of the e- resources collection Photo: http://www2.softlinkint.com/assets/pdf/NSW_eBook_report_Softlink2013.pdf Viewed 14 May 2013 11:20 am Photo: http://www.itnews.com.au/News/338090,nsw-pushes-ebooks- byod-for-public-schools.aspx Viewed 14 May 2013 12:26 pm
  7. 7. CDP – Selection– Acquisition – Description – Storage & Access - Evaluation Photo: http://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/11836-smsa-library-book-sale / Viewed 23 January 2013 10:58 am Photo: http://www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/ebooks Viewed 13 May 2013 4:00 pm
  8. 8. CDP – Selection– Acquisition – Description – Storage & Access - Evaluation
  9. 9. CDP – Selection– Acquisition – Description – Storage & Access - Evaluation
  10. 10. CDP – Selection– Acquisition – Description – Storage & Access - Evaluation Methods of Selection – Profiles / firm orders – Profiles / notifications –Vendor packages – Title by title – Demand Driven Acquisition
  11. 11. CDP - Selection – Acquisition– Description – Storage & Access - Evaluation Methods of Acquisition – Purchase or Subscription? – Legal Deposit – Donations – Added considerations: – Concurrent users – Annual Fees – Titles dropped Photo: http://collegeconcourse.com/ Viewed 31 January 2013 1:09 pm
  12. 12. CDP - Selection – Acquisition– Description – Storage & Access - Evaluation User deposit – Ingestion by the supplier through an online wizard – Supplier provides basic metadata – Automated compliance of Legal Deposit materials Photo: http://bishop.slq.qld.gov.au/deposit/external/fastTrack.do?operation=fast&admin_unit=QDL01&workflow=Legal%20deposit-Monographs/ Viewed 15 May 2013 2:06 pm
  13. 13. CDP - Selection – Acquisition– Description – Storage & Access - Evaluation 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000
  14. 14. CDP - Selection – Acquisition – Description– Storage & Access - Evaluation MARC Records – Free records – OCLC records – METADATA quality standards
  15. 15. CDP - Selection – Acquisition – Description– Storage & Access - Evaluation MARC Records – Outsourcing cataloguing – Updating to acceptable METADATA quality – Links to electronic version Photo: http://library.sl.nsw.gov.au/record=b3983682~S2 Viewed 14 May 2013 4:08 pm
  16. 16. CDP - Selection – Acquisition – Description – Storage & Access - Evaluation Offsite – Standard model used by most vendors – No storage or preservation issues – Material may be deleted without your consent Onsite – Infrastructure and financial considerations – Reasons for preservation (ability to ingest material) Sizing….. – 100 TERABYTES of storage to support the Library’s digital collecting –Terabytes in context: • 1 terabyte can hold about 100,000 copies of the ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA • 10 terabytes can hold the entire collection of the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Data from: http://www.whatsabyte.com/ Viewed 6 February 2013 10:36 am
  17. 17. CDP - Selection – Acquisition – Description – Storage & Access - Evaluation Introducing Collection Services Digital Excellence Project Digitising Our Collections – $22,400,000 funding over the next FOUR YEARS then subsequent funding – 12,000,000 images or page views over the next DECADE – In-demand, fragile and valuable items digitised FIRST Manuscripts – 150,000+ key historical documents Photographs, negatives – 500,000+ images Newspapers - 6,000,000+ pages Maps – 40,000+ including subdivision plans Books, posters ephemera – including 40,000+ David Scott Mitchell collection items Artworks, portraits, landscape s – 100,000+ works Oral history – 10,000+ hours Photo: http://www.nsla.org.au/newsletters/enews-issue-8-december-2011 Viewed 1 February 2013 2:55 pm Photo: http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/openhouse/2012/07/mgnsw-digitising-collections-workshop-2/ Viewed 1 February 2013 2:55 pm
  18. 18. CDP - Selection – Acquisition – Description – Storage & Access - Evaluation Introducing Collection Services Lending – BYOD – proprietary softwares – Security - Authentication –Concurrent usage versus single-use of print – Copyright – printing – fair use – Easy statistics – privacy concerns Photo: http://sts.sydneyr.det.nsw.edu.au/files/CC/2013/T1/BYODhandout.pdf Viewed 14 May 2013 11:20 am Photo: http://news.blogs.slv.vic.gov.au/2012/05/25/readers-shape-state-library-ebook-collection/ Viewed 15 May 2013 11:23 am
  19. 19. CDP - Selection – Acquisition – Description – Storage & Access - Evaluation Introducing Collection Services 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 5000
  20. 20. CDP - Selection – Acquisition – Description – Storage & Access - Evaluation Introducing Collection Services
  21. 21. CDP - Selection – Acquisition – Description – Storage & Access - Evaluation Introducing Collection Services Now – Current eBooks are just print collections transferred to digital format – Print collections are vulnerable Photo: http://www.globalspeakers.net/share/now/four_essentials_for_ebook_success Viewed 16 May 2013 10:58 am Photo: http://pworden.com/2013/03/the-biblioclasts/ Viewed 16 May 2013 11:503am Photo: http://www.archaiologia.gr/en/blog/2012/01/04/german-mould-warriors- help-to-save-thailands-wet-books/ Viewed 16 May 2013 11:03 am
  22. 22. CDP - Selection – Acquisition – Description – Storage & Access - Evaluation Introducing Collection Services Future – Enhanced eBooks utilising multimedia – Publishers role once again important – Flexible screens – and other changes to device capabilities – Seamless integration Photo: http://www.digitaltrends.com/opinion/the-future-of-ebooks-flexible-screens-and-beyond/2/ Viewed 16 May 2013 10:45 am Photo: http://www.digitaltrends.com/opinion/the-future-of-ebooks-flexible-screens-and-beyond/1/ Viewed 16 May 2013 10:47 am

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