ebook collection development@ Judge Business SchoolAndy Priestner, March 2012
policy
1. Check if an ebook is available before purchasing   a printed book (generally Dawsonera)2. Check the ERDB and elsewhere3...
statistics
Currently 562 ebooks in business & managementOxford: 263Dawsonera: 119*MyiLibrary: 106InTech (free): 32ACLS: 20EBSCO (form...
Usage figures for Dawsonera titles (2009 – present)                                          statistics
ebook expenditure and no of titles purchased (dera)                                          statistics
Overall expenditure 2011-12printed books: £8.5kebooks: £4.3k (incl. ebooks@cambridge contribution)                        ...
% of books ‘in high demand’ available as ebooksNo of books in high demand: 75• Available as ebooks: 23• Available printed ...
surveyresults
Do you use ebooks?• 2010-11: 74% yes• 2011-12: 61% yesPositives and negatives:                              Positives     ...
Qualitative responses• ‘Why don’t you just make all your books available as ebooks?’• ‘I can only download up to 10 pages ...
access
“I find it very confusing. I have no idea where I’m            meant to go to access ebooks!”                             ...
Different avenues and platforms                                  access
devices
• We can’t offer ebooks on Kindle• We’re not in a position to (and don’t wish to) lend  out iPads and/or Kindles• Few peop...
the future
the future• All new textbooks will be available electronically but publishers willincrease prices to ensure they receive t...
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  1. ebook collection development@ Judge Business SchoolAndy Priestner, March 2012
  2. policy
  3. 1. Check if an ebook is available before purchasing a printed book (generally Dawsonera)2. Check the ERDB and elsewhere3. If ebook is available, only purchase an additional printed book if the item is cited on a reading list as an ‘essential text’ or ‘essential reading’4. Let ebooks administrator know policy
  4. statistics
  5. Currently 562 ebooks in business & managementOxford: 263Dawsonera: 119*MyiLibrary: 106InTech (free): 32ACLS: 20EBSCO (formerly NetLibrary): 15Cambridge: 5Miscellaneous: 5**purchased direct from Judge I&LS budget statistics
  6. Usage figures for Dawsonera titles (2009 – present) statistics
  7. ebook expenditure and no of titles purchased (dera) statistics
  8. Overall expenditure 2011-12printed books: £8.5kebooks: £4.3k (incl. ebooks@cambridge contribution) statistics
  9. % of books ‘in high demand’ available as ebooksNo of books in high demand: 75• Available as ebooks: 23• Available printed only: 52 96% of these e-books were 31% individually purchased from Dawsonera (so big packages are not a solution) statistics
  10. surveyresults
  11. Do you use ebooks?• 2010-11: 74% yes• 2011-12: 61% yesPositives and negatives: Positives Negatives survey results
  12. Qualitative responses• ‘Why don’t you just make all your books available as ebooks?’• ‘I can only download up to 10 pages at a time, which is a pain as you have to be logged in to read’• ‘Range of ebooks is poor. Few of the required MPhil titles available’• ‘Some only give you permission to read them for a day, and you need to be online to access them’• ‘Not practical if you want to read the book on a train’• ‘Better when using just to look up a couple of things, but when its to read extensively, and retain information, I find them far more difficult to use than print books’• ‘Would use them more if I had an iPad’• ‘Although books become heavy if you have to carry a number round, they are still more portable in some survey respects’• ‘I access everything remotely so ebooks are vital for me’ results
  13. access
  14. “I find it very confusing. I have no idea where I’m meant to go to access ebooks!” access
  15. Different avenues and platforms access
  16. devices
  17. • We can’t offer ebooks on Kindle• We’re not in a position to (and don’t wish to) lend out iPads and/or Kindles• Few people want to read an ebook off a smartphone devices
  18. the future
  19. the future• All new textbooks will be available electronically but publishers willincrease prices to ensure they receive the same level of revenue aswhen they sold print and electronic (regardless of cheaper productioncosts)• Ebooks will be a pastiche of audio and video not just text.• Only best-selling books will be published in printed form (i.e. fewacademic texts), however, libraries will still stock printed books thatpublishers (or others) do not consider worth digitising.• Physical libraries will be more about learning spaces and deskingrather than books and bookshelves.• By the year 200,000, platforms and access will have becomeirrelevant as we will all be able to instantly read books through specialports in our foreheads

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