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Scottish Higher Education Digital Library (SHEDL)

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Tony Kidd discusses the Scottish Higher Education Digital Library at the CILIPS 2010 Conference. …

Tony Kidd discusses the Scottish Higher Education Digital Library at the CILIPS 2010 Conference.

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  • 1. SHEDL Scottish Higher Education Digital Library Tony Kidd CILIPS Conference, June 2010
  • 2. Context
    • Scottish HE tradition of co-operation
    • Manageable size
    • Separate funding arrangements
    • Competitive concerns
    • Research Pools
    • Examples of other consortia
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 3. History
    • Previous attempts to implement ‘Scotland-wide’ access too ambitious
      • Cross-sectoral funding
    • Continuing concerns over patchy access
    • Investigative funding from Principals of Glasgow/Edinburgh Universities
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 4. Investigative Study
      • May-October 2007
      • SCURL sponsored – Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries
      • John Cox Associates Ltd
      • Interviews
        • Libraries
        • University administrators/Universities Scotland
        • Academics/Research Pools
        • Stakeholders – Scottish Funding Council/JISC etc
      • Report launched Oct 2007
        • SCURL website: scurl.ac.uk
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 5. Relationship with JISC Collections/NESLi2
      • Strong consensus that SHEDL should work within JISC Collections framework
      • SFC and Principals expect SHEDL to co-exist with and complement JISC
      • But wish to fill in gaps, to move away from ‘opt-in’ arrangements, to ensure overall access for Research Pools
      • Plus possibility of wider range of deals (recognising NESLi2’s current work with ‘small/medium publishers’)
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 6. Structure & governance
    • SCURL
    • SCOPNet
    • SHEDL Steering Group
      • Interest groups
    • SHEDL Working Group
      • Buy-in from all 19 HEIs
    • Procurement – APUC
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 7. Phase 1
    • Steering Group & Working Group – collaborative working
    • Initial agreement to work with 3 publishers, covering a wide range of subjects
    • Agreements for 2009-2011 with:
        • American Chemical Society
        • Cambridge University Press
        • Springer
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 8. Costs
    • Costs are fixed at the start of the contract, with agreed annual price caps
    • SHEDL institutions continue to fund their own subscriptions, and do not expect to pay more than before
    • Option to buy print at ddp
    • Reduced overheads – single payment and early payment where possible
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 9. Process
    • Verification of holdings and expenditure with each publisher
    • Confirmation of contract entitlement
    • Licence agreement, based on JISC Model Licence
    • Local consultation on print retention
    • Adjustments to holdings – link resolvers & opacs
    • Monitoring of usage – locally and centrally
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 10. Phase 2
    • Consultation across all 19 HEI’s
    • 40 nominations
    • 6 publishers approached, following consultation with JISC
    • 3 new publisher agreements for 2010-2012
      • Berg
      • Edinburgh University Press
      • Oxford University Press
    • Portico licensed across SHEDL
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 11. Phase 3 – in progress
    • Consultation process completed
    • 46 nominations
    • 7 publishers identified for 2011
    • Details of expenditure and holdings provided
    • Negotiation process underway
    • Letters of Commitment in process
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 12. Benefits – HEIs
    • Institutional buy-in and support
    • Shift to e-only
    • Single payment
    • Cost containment
    • Proof of concept
      • widening access
      • increased availability of content
      • increased usage
      • efficiency gains
    • Shared services agenda
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 13. Benefits - Publishers
    • Reduced overheads – single point of contact for administration and invoicing
    • Wider dissemination of content
    • Improved compliance
    • Encourages adoption of e-only
    • Cash flow – protects market
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 14. Impact – the users
    • More content, accessible at the point of need
    • 1800+ titles available
    • Increase in usage across all Phase 1 publishers, and across all institutions
    • Usage increased by 41% from 2008 to 2009
    • Analysis shows that previously non-subscribed titles are being used
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 15. Issues
    • Impact on intermediaries and consortial purchasing agreements
    • Impact on institutional workflows
    • Monitoring – within and across institutions, changing patterns of use
    • Resource Discovery and findability
    • User expectations are raised – sustainability
    • Budgets – impacts on collection management decisions
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 16. Evaluation - RIN
    • Evaluation of the impact of SHEDL
      • John Cox Associates
      • Usage data
      • Interviews – academics/librarians
      • Single year
      • Reporting July 2010
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 17. Evaluation - RIN
    • Impact of SHEDL – provisional findings
      • Confirmed overall usage increase of 41%, compared with 22% ‘average’ annual increase
      • Wide variation in increases – single year – whether or not titles already accessible
      • Some evidence that Research Pool participants benefiting
      • Heavy use of top 10 titles, but also long tail
      • Cost/use variable, and declining (by 20%+)
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 18. Evaluation - RIN
    • Impact of SHEDL – interviews
      • SHEDL accentuates existing trends
        • Access/convenience/power browsing
        • Student expectations/VLE/Google
      • Cross-institutional research
      • Marketing – variations
      • Large target list of publishers
      • Extend to e-books/databases/datasets/back runs
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 19. Evaluation – JISC Coll
    • Bloc payment mechanisms
      • Cost redistribution criteria
      • Albert Prior/John Cox
      • Not specifically SHEDL
      • Experience elsewhere/modelling
      • Reporting June/July 2010
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 20. Evaluation – JISC Coll
    • Bloc payment mechanisms – provisional findings
      • No ‘magic formula’
      • Six consortia using cost distribution models
      • Size
      • Expenditure
      • Usage
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 21. Evaluation – JISC Coll
    • Bloc payment mechanisms
      • Authoritative/credible data
        • JISC Banding
        • Institutional income
        • Research/contract income
        • Staff/student numbers
      • Not usage
        • Variable
        • Discourages promotion etc
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 22. Evaluation – JISC Coll
    • Bloc payment mechanisms
      • Use >1 variable
      • Transition period, from ‘current spend’
      • Maximum rate of change
      • Top-slicing…
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 23. Sectors
    • National Library of Scotland
      • Portico
    • National Health Service
      • Current discussions
    • Further Education
      • Scottish Funding Council
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 24. Funding
    • Scalability/viability?
    • Funding cuts?
    • UK countries/regions
    • ‘ Journals as infrastructure’
    • Top-slicing – current climate??
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow
  • 25. Questions/Discussion
      • Website – under development
        • http://scurl.ac.uk/WG/SHEDL/index.html
      • Gillian Anderson, Chair SHEDL Steering Group
        • [email_address]
      • Tony Kidd, Vice-Chair
        • [email_address]
      • Kidd, T. Collaboration in electronic resource provision in university libraries: SHEDL, a Scottish case study. New Review of Academic Librarianship , 15 (1), 2009, pp 97-119 http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/7637/
    June 2010 CILIPS Conference, Glasgow