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  • The academic book market is experiencing a period of significant growth and development. Librarians are looking to improve methods of selecting material and responding more rapidly to customer demands. they are now investigating purchasing models available for Patron Driven Acquisition of EBooks.

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  • DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ACADEMIC EBOOK MARKET Colette Hughes Information Resources Manager “ The entire world is moving to a market ideal of getting people what they want or need when they want or need it” D’Agostino. D (2010)
  • Today’s Session :
    • Developments in the Academic Book Market
    • The Current Situation at Edge Hill University on Ebook
    • provision
    • What’s out there in the Market Place?
    • What Do we mean by Patron Driven Acquisition?
    • Case Studies on Patron Driven Acquisitions
    • Ebook Access on Mobile Devices
    • Any questions?
  • Developments in the Academic Book Market
    • The academic book market is experiencing a period of significant growth and development
    • Librarians are already making choices when purchasing library stock, regarding format supplier etc
  • The Current Situation at Edge Hill University on EBook provision: Ebook Packages
    • Use 4 main eBook providers for Packages
    • Ebrary: over 50,000 titles
    • History eBook Collection: over 2,000 titles
    • Netlibrary (Ebsco): over 8,000 titles
    • Taylor and Francis: 180 titles
    • All these packages have a yearly subscription. We do not “own” the books.
  • The Current Situation at Edge Hill University on EBook provision: EBook Purchases
    • We use 2 main EBook providers for Bought Titles
    • Myilibrary (Coutts)
    • Dawsonera (Dawsons)
    • These books are ordered as part of the Library’s ordering process.
  • The Different Models: Myilibrary
        • We can buy single access or multiple access
        • They can only be read online
        • There are limits to printing and saving
  • The Different Models: Dawsonera
    • We buy credits
    • Credits are zeroed annually
    • They can be downloaded onto a PC to read
    • offline
    • The user cannot print/save offline
    • There is limited printing/saving online
  • What is out there in the Market place?
    • Patron Driven Acquisitions
    • Rental models
    • EBook Provision via Mobile Devices
  • What Do we mean by Patron Driven EBook Selection and Purchase?
    • This model works by the Library loading selected records of E-books into the Library Catalogue
    • Providing different access methods
    • Different pricing models
  • What is out there in the Market place? MyiLibrary
    • Libraries make a commitment of £25,000 minimum
    • Librarians can choose EBooks up to the value of £100,000
    • They can limit by specific subject areas/maximum price
    • 2 nd time the book is accessed, it is bought automatically and owned by the library
    • Licence is multiuser
  • What is out there in the Market place? Dawsonera
    • No Deposit Needed
    • Libraries can limit by specific subject areas/maximum price
    • Free 5 minute preview of the book
    • After 5 minutes browsing, a message advising browsing of the book has elapsed
    • Then reader the must either rent/buy/leave the book
    • If renting the book, it can be rented up to 3 times
  • What’s out there in the Market Place? Patron Rentals
    • Dawsons
    • Rental charges are the same as PDA i.e. mainly 9% for one week loan.
    • Taylor and Francis
    • Students can rent for one day or up to 6 months
    • A book which costs £29.99 to buy can be rented for: One day at a cost of £3.00
    • One month would be £9.00
    • 6 months would be £19.95
  • Case Studies on Patron Driven Acquisitions Newcastle University
    • One of the first to use PDA, committed £85,000
    • Loaded 112,000 books
    • Told everyone!
    • Spent most of the money within weeks
    • Mixture of loans and purchases
    • Had to review processes
    • Result: 7,300 loans and 254 purchases
  • Case Studies on Patron Driven Acquisitions University of York
    • Committed £25,000
    • Choose 7 subject areas
    • Did not tell anyone
    • Their report showed that PDA books were used more than library chosen titles
  • What is out there in the Market place? EBook Provision via Mobile Devices :
    • Technology is rapidly changing and expectations of library users are changing with it.
    • Library Suppliers are now providing the facility for library users to download from the library catalogue Ebooks to mobile devices
  • EBook Provision via Mobile Devices: Myilibrary
    • The Library needs to purchase an adobe digital licence
    • The current loan period is set at 14 days
    • Books can not be given back earlier
    • The Library sets limits per student: reservations and loans
    • Works on Ipad, Ipod touch, Sony devices
    • Kindle (not available)
    • Android coming soon
  • EHU Library: New Projects
    • Project to implement a pilot on Patron Driven Acquisition, November/December 2011
    • Also, investigation and implementation of offline reading of Ebooks through access on mobile devices , November/December 2011
  • Developments in the Academic EBook Market
    • Any Questions?