Patron- Driven Selection of eBooks - Hisle


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Librarians at three different types of academic libraries will provide perspectives on their patron-driven ebook acquisitions programs. The shared collection development of ebooks at the CTW Consortium (Connecticut College, Trinity College, Wesleyan University) will be discussed as well. In their remarks, panelists will discuss the virtues and shortcomings of patron-driven selection, the vendors/systems offering this acquisitions option, and key issues surrounding ebook acquisitions generally.

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Patron- Driven Selection of eBooks - Hisle

  1. 1. <ul><li>Patron-Driven Acquisition of eBooks: </li></ul><ul><li>Three Perspectives on an Emerging </li></ul><ul><li>Model for Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><li>W. Lee Hisle, Connecticut College </li></ul><ul><li>Ellen Safley, UT-Dallas </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Gibbs, Duke University </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Austin, Texas </li></ul><ul><li>February 1-3, 2010 </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>PDA = community-driven collection development </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated with ILS </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures purchased item is consulted item </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Usage = value </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Immediate access to content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No librarian mediation required </li></ul></ul><ul><li>User or librarian may initiate orders </li></ul><ul><li>Safeguards available for unintended access/purchase </li></ul><ul><li>PDA: Possible in print; Easy in digital environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No indication to user that use = purchase </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>CTW Consortium </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Founded ~1982: Connecticut College, Trinity College and Wesleyan University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant on Collaborative Collection Development (2007 $350K) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CCD Librarian (3 Years) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collection Analysis and Collection Dev Policies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperative Collection Development Pilot: Print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>YBP </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expensive, non-core items </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$75,000 shared funds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No duplicate purchases allowed from funds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Limitation on weeding: note on bib record </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Laid Foundation for ebook CCD and PDA </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Collaborative Collection Development of Ebooks: Pilot </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Patron-Driven Acquisitions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grant funds + CTW members funds: Deposit account </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ingram/Coutts: MyiLibrary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All titles purchased— jointly accessible by all three communities in perpetuity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>with maintenance of vendor front end </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Concurrent users OK </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Selection of title from search = summary @ no cost. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First access of ebook: no cost </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Second access: charge incurred: 1.2 – 1.6 – 2.0 list </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Collaborative Collection Development of Ebooks: Pilot </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Selection from 500 publishers and 200,000 titles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on currency: initial load-- ~3000 titles; ~550 titles added monthly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>De-dup ebrary titles and triplicate print holdings </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>University and other academic presses limited to 2008— </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>English language only </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some LC classes not included or limited: K and R </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Price not over $250 for multi-user titles </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3000 titles = $300K of titles for $25K in sales annually </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Direct selection and POD possible </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 10. <ul><li>Abrogation of Fair Use? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cut and paste </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pages copied </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pages shared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple simultaneous users </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ownership vs. License </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving </li></ul><ul><li>ILL </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple interfaces for access future (EBSCO vs. Gale)? </li></ul><ul><li>Device limitations: computer screens vs. ebook readers </li></ul>
  7. 11. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>W. Lee Hisle [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Ellen Safley [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Gibbs [email_address] </li></ul>