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  • 1. Academic Library Operations Beyond Paper http://jkontherun.blogs.com/jkontherun/images/sony_reader_2.jpg
  • 2. Speakers
    • Jim Dooley - Head, Collection Services, University of California, Merced
    • Allen McKiel - Dean of Library and Media Services, Western Oregon University
    • Robert Murdock - Assistant University Librarian for Collection Development & Technical Services, Brigham Young University
    • Carol Zsulya - Head of Collection Management, Cleveland State University
  • 3. Overview
    • Relevant tech trends
    • Faculty & student e-resource usage surveys by ebrary and Springer
    • Panel presentations on library operation trends in their libraries
    • Comments & Questions
  • 4. Changing Technology
    • E-ink - Kindle, Newspaper Prototypes
    • I-phone, G-phone
    • Open standards for mobile devices—i.e Android
    • Mobile Internet Access—i.e. Wi-Max
    • Google—scanning collections—settled lawsuits
    • Publishers stockpiling e-book collections
    • Open Library – 335,000 e-books, 17.6m cataloged
    http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Amazons-Wireless-Reading-Device/dp/customer-images
  • 5. Survey - Faculty E-Resource Use
    • Usage – Faculty (906)
      • 89% websites - .edu, .gov, .org
      • 86% e-journals
      • 76% databases
      • 54% e-books
    • Usage – Students (3208)
      • 81% Google
      • 78% e-books
      • 67% Wikipedia
      • 65% e-journals
    Source: 2007 Global Faculty E-book Survey - Sponsored by ebrary http://www.ebrary.com/corp/collateral/en/Survey/ebrary_faculty_survey_2007.pdf
  • 6. Student and Faculty e-preference
    • 83% of students who said they used e-books (52%) find them preferable often or very often over a print version
      • Often or very often (51%)
      • Sometimes (32%)
      • Never or rarely (17%)
    • 82% of faculty find electronic resources as useful as print or preferable to print
      • Preferable (50%)
      • Equally useful (32%)
      • Prefer print (18%)
  • 7. What types of resources are students using for research or class assignments? (52% e-book users)
    • 81% - Google (2,593)
    • 78% - e-books (2,517)
    • 77% - print books (2,478)
    • 69% - e-reference (2,206)
    • 67% - wikipedia (2,142)
    • 65% - print textbooks (2,098)
    • 65% - e-journals (2,080)
    The following percentages pertain to the subset of students (3,208 of the 6,452) from the ebrary survey that said that they used e-books.
  • 8. 48% of students in ebrary survey reported never using e-books (3132 / 6452)
    • 57% did not know where to find e-books
    • 17% library did not offer e-books
    • 45% prefer print
    • 7% too difficult to read
  • 9. Survey Results Faculty use of e-journals and e-books for courses
    • Obvious observations
      • E-book integration into course content and preparation lags behind e-journals
      • E-book and e-journal use patterns are similar
    Source: 2007 Global Faculty E-book Survey - Sponsored by ebrary http://www.ebrary.com/corp/collateral/en/Survey/ebrary_faculty_survey_2007.pdf 36% 14% Don’t Use 17% 30% Links in course management software 31% 48% Course preparation/research 29% 60% Use articles/chapters for reading as part of course 43% 68% Encourage students to use as viable resource E-books E-journals Use
  • 10. Springer – e-Books – The End User Perspective
    • Between 58 percent and 80 percent of respondents at each institution had used e-books at least once
      • Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
      • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
      • University of Muenster, Germany
      • University of Turku, Finland
      • JRD Tata Memorial Library Bangalore, India (new participant in 2008)
  • 11. Springer Survey – For what purposes do you usually use ebooks?
    • 78% Research
    • 56% Study
    • 10% Teaching
    • 10% Leisure
    • 2% Other
    At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, most users said they use eBooks primarily for research and study, with teaching and leisure trailing far behind.
  • 12. Would like to use more eBooks?
    • Use More
    • Illinois - 86%
    • Bangalore - 98%
    • Turku - 83%
    • CWI Amsterdam - 79%
    • Muenster - 92%
  • 13. Usage is clearly trending to online.
      • What is happening to library operations?
    Sourece: Google term: college student and books and laptop
  • 14. Changes in Library Operations?
    • Acquisition
    • Organization
    • Circulation
    • Reference
    • Instruction
    • Preservation
    • Publication
    Source: http://www.wou.edu
  • 15. Questions or Comments
    • Jim Dooley - Head, Collection Services, University of California, Merced
    • Allen McKiel - Dean of Library and Media Services, Western Oregon University
    • Robert Murdock - Assistant University Librarian for Collection Development & Technical Services, Brigham Young University
    • Carol Zsulya - Head of Collection Management, Cleveland State University