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10-08-2013 SSP Webinar SSP-Web Seminar 4: e-Books: Distribution Channels, Acquisition and Management

10-08-2013 SSP Webinar SSP-Web Seminar 4: e-Books: Distribution Channels, Acquisition and Management

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    10082013 ssp webinar_e-Books: Distribution Channels, Acquisition and Management 10082013 ssp webinar_e-Books: Distribution Channels, Acquisition and Management Presentation Transcript

    • P T . 1 : D E V E L O P I N G A N E V A L U A T I O N T O O L CUNY E-BOOK TASK FORCE:
    • CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (CUNY) • 11 senior colleges, 7 community colleges, Macaulay Honors College, and 5 graduate and professional schools—all located throughout the 5 boroughs. • 269,000 degree-credit students; 270,000 certificate and professional students. • From certificate courses to Phd programs, CUNY offers postsecondary learning to a remarkably diverse population of students of all backgrounds from 208 countries.
    • AN INTRODUCTION TO OUR LIBRARIES 7 Community Colleges 5 Graduate Center and Professional Schools Office of Library Services 11 Senior Colleges Aleph catalog SFX link resolver EZ proxy Cataloging support E-resources Students Expertise Print collections
    • ELECTRONIC RESOURCES ADVISORY COUNCIL (ERAC) OF CUNY • 1 Representative from each campus library • Usually the Electronic Resources Librarian • Many consortium pricing arrangements are discussed and decided upon at ERAC (some funded by the University; others funded by individual libraries) • From this Committee, the University Dean of Libraries put together a task force.
    • TASK FORCE CHARGE: • Task Force 1: Develop the evaluative criteria we should be using to determine which, if any, e-book collection would best suit the needs of the University.
    • TASK FORCE MEMBERS • Task Force 1: • Nancy Egan, Chair, John Jay College • Linda Dickinson, Hunter College • John Drobnicki, York College • Madeline Ford, Hostos CC • Maria Kiriakova, John Jay College • Catherine Stern, LaGuardia CC • Lisa Tappeiner, Hostos CC • Mike Waldman, Baruch College • Task Force 2: • Angela Sidman, Central Office, Co-Chair • Nancy Egan, John Jay College, Co-Chair • Jane Fitzpatrick, Graduate Center, CUNY • Helen Georgas, Brooklyn College • Maria Kiriakova, John Jay College • Laroi Lawton, Bronx CC • Linda Roccos, College of Staten Island • Catherine Stern, LaGuardia CC • Lisa Tappeiner, Hostos CC • Susan Vaughn, Brooklyn College and Central Office
    • COMMITTEE MAKE-UP, TASK FORCE 1 62% 38% Members by Institution Type Senior College Community College 29% 22%21% 7% 7% 7% 7% Members by Functional Area acquisitions electronic resources collection management cataloging media public services chief
    • TASK FORCE 1
    • TASK FORCE 1 INITIAL MEETING • Fleshing out the mission • Determining broad categories: Ease of Procurement Content Technical Requirements Licensing Terms Collection Building Cataloging and Catalog Maintenance Compatibility with other Library Resources Administrative Functions User Experience Product Support for Librarians Library Culture
    • SHARING THE WORK • Used categories to create outline • Every category had at least one person. • Shared articles, thoughts, glossary terms, etc. on GoogleDocs • Used GoogleDoc information to fill in the outline • Second meeting & discussion to refine model
    • THE CHECKLIST • URL: http://guides.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/ebooktaskforce • Categories and subcategories • Questions under each category and/or subcategory • An accompanying glossary and report
    • WEIGHTING SYSTEM • Making the system work: • Weighting system will be for this particular purpose • Categories and subcategories are assigned a weight • 1 is considered helpful, 5 is important, and 10 is very important or vital to the needs of the University community • Questions are used to flesh out each category (or subcategory) and determine how the vendor fares in each category • The vendor gets points—all or none in each category—based on whether they’ve met the criteria
    • TASK FORCE CHARGE • Task Force 2: Apply the model to two competing vendors’ Ebook packages and make a recommendation to the University Librarian.
    • P T . 2 : A P P L Y I N G T H E E V A L U A T I O N T O O L CUNY E-BOOK TASK FORCE:
    • TASK FORCE, PT. 2 • Goal: • To apply the checklist and evaluate the two competing ebook packages • To evaluate the effectiveness of the checklist • Method: • 10 people on committee • Cross section of functional areas and institutions represented • Each person evaluates two areas
    • COMMITTEE MAKE-UP, ROUND II 10% 50% 30% 10% Members by institution type Central Office Senior College Community College Graduate Center 30% 20%20% 10% 10% 10% Members by functional area E-resources Media Collection management Public services Acquisitions Cataloging
    • EVALUATION IN ACTION • Assigned 2 sections each for review • Given a month to evaluate both ebook packages • Base conclusions on: • Own evaluation • Information provided by the vendor • Feedback from colleagues • Regroup and discuss > Formally assign points
    • EVALUATING THE CHECK LIST • Would the checklist help us evaluate each product fully? • Would the all or nothing points system prove effective? • Are partial points needed? • Would discussion be productive? • Would one package come out the clear winner?
    • WHAT WE FOUND: EBOOKS • Both ebook packages were excellent • Use of the checklist teased out differences between them and allowed us to weigh our own values and come to a clear decision
    • WHAT WE FOUND: CHECKLIST Pros • Elicited great discussion • The list covered a range of scenarios but easy to pick only applicable ones • Provided a neutral avenue for considering products, bypassing vendor prejudices • The points worked! Cons • Written to cover any scenario, so quite long and time consuming to apply • For best results (and most likely consensus) multiple participants are needed
    • OUTCOMES • Based on evaluation, change made to checklist • Wrote findings up in a report, shared with University Dean, E-resources Advisory Committee, and on internal listserv of 300+ librarians • Allowed for harmonious decision-making • Transparent process • Participation and buy-in from all major groups • Basis of feedback provided to vendors • Shared survey instrument with other CUNY librarians • Available via Support Site