James DooleyUniversity ofCalifornia, Merced2011 Charleston Conference
•   Opened in 2005•   5,200 students
Collection         Collection BudgetElectronic   Other    Electronic   Other   10%                      20%               ...
Physical   Virtual
Patron                                       UC Systemwide                             SubscriptionSelection Plans        ...
• The Long Tail            EBL                       Springer                                 (22,000 purchased)     Visib...
Collection Balance• Has not led to unbalanced collectionPredictability• Expenditures have been predictableValue• Expenditu...
EBL                       MyiLibrary      Average 154  transactions/month      Average 4              Average 6   purchase...
EBL• Expenditures $1600 to $3900 per month• Average $2,640/monthMyiLibrary• Expenditures $275 to $1800 per month• Average ...
EBL• Short term loan average price = $15.00• Purchased title average price = $85.30MyiLibrary• Purchased title average pri...
UC Merced                                  UC System PDA remains exclusive way to acquire e-                              ...
   Shared print   HathiTrust     ▪ Digitized volumes ingested = 9.7 million     ▪ Digitized public domain volumes = 2.6 ...
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Changing Operations of Academic Libraries

  1. 1. James DooleyUniversity ofCalifornia, Merced2011 Charleston Conference
  2. 2. • Opened in 2005• 5,200 students
  3. 3. Collection Collection BudgetElectronic Other Electronic Other 10% 20% 80% 90%
  4. 4. Physical Virtual
  5. 5. Patron UC Systemwide SubscriptionSelection Plans Packages EBL Full Catalog • 3 short term loans ebrary Academic Springer • Purchase on 4th access Complete Wiley MyiLibrary • Limited by publisher • Purchase on 2nd access
  6. 6. • The Long Tail EBL Springer (22,000 purchased) Visible Titles (150,000) Browsed Titles (6,000) Not accessed Accessed more than 100 times Accessed less than 100 times 4% 19% 8% 73% 96%
  7. 7. Collection Balance• Has not led to unbalanced collectionPredictability• Expenditures have been predictableValue• Expenditures represent good value
  8. 8. EBL MyiLibrary Average 154 transactions/month Average 4 Average 6 purchases/month purchases/month Average 9 transactions of non-academic content/month
  9. 9. EBL• Expenditures $1600 to $3900 per month• Average $2,640/monthMyiLibrary• Expenditures $275 to $1800 per month• Average $750/month
  10. 10. EBL• Short term loan average price = $15.00• Purchased title average price = $85.30MyiLibrary• Purchased title average price = $121.50
  11. 11. UC Merced UC System PDA remains exclusive way to acquire e- Some campus e-book PDA pilots books Exploring linking to approval plan to UCLA using print PDA reduce duplication Systemwide e-book PDA pilot under Possible use of print PDA discussion
  12. 12.  Shared print HathiTrust ▪ Digitized volumes ingested = 9.7 million ▪ Digitized public domain volumes = 2.6 million WEST (Western Regional Storage Trust) ▪ Distributed retrospective print journal repository

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