Are We There Yet?
Moving to an E-Only Collection
Development Policy for Books
Presentation at NASIG 2014
May 2nd 1:10pm
Ka...
Outline
I. Motivations
II. Reservations
III. Steps Taken
IV. Future Directions
ABSTRACT: Online journals have been the pre...
What’s the motivation?
 Space Constraints
OCLC Collection and Circulation Analysis Project (2011) found
that just 6% of t...
What’s the motivation?
 Reinvention of Library Space
The “Library as Incubator” project defines makerspaces as
“[c]ollabo...
Reinventing Library Space
What’s the motivation?
 Online Education
4.6
5.3
5.8
6.6
7.9
1.6
1.9 1.9
5.2
7.8
FALL 2010 FALL 2011 FALL 2012 FALL 2013 ...
ACRL’S Standards for Distance
Learning Library Services (2008)
The originating institution is responsible for
ensuring tha...
What’s the motivation?
 24/7 availability
 Remote access
 Full-text searching
 Copy and paste
 Portability
 No re-
s...
What’s the hold up?
Lack of interest is perhaps too mild a characterization for the reaction
that some students have to e-...
What’s the hold up?
Book Type
Subject
Age
Purpose
User Preferences vary by:
What’s the hold up?
User Preference
vs.
Use
What’s the hold up?
76,335
67,773 66,955
72,478 73,168
80,069
56,460 55,092
3420 2998 3071
617 984 287 719
25222 26135 270...
What’s the hold up?
 Platform
Functionality
What’s the hold up?
Ebooks are a “Faustian technology that seduces with
convenience, particularly for those who consume a
...
Accessibility
Is the content accessible?
Is the search interface accessible?
Is the content reasonably navigable for us...
Business Models for Libraries
Subscription v. Purchasing
Single Title vs. Collections vs. Patron Driven
Acquisitions
Pl...
While We’re on the Subject…
 Preservation
Availability of content
 Multiple licenses
 Interlibrary loan
Where are we now?
Wiley 2013 Library Survey Key Findings:
• Spending on print books still exceeds digital but is expected ...
Where Are
We Now?
What Should be Taken into Account?
 Responsibility for Selection
 Funding for Electronic Resources
 Criteria for Select...
 Promoting
Policy/Availability
to Users
What Should be Taken into Account?
Where are we going?
• Knowledge Unlatched
• Evidence-Based Acquisitions
• Other Initiatives?
References
http://www.zotero.org/groups/ebook_collection_
development_policies/items
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Are we there yet? : Moving to an e-only collection development policy for books

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Online journals have been the preferred format for several years, with most academic libraries favoring online access to print subscriptions. However, the move towards an online-preferred collection development policy for books has not quite reached the same saturation, despite the popularity of options such as DDA and PDA. This session will review the literature on reasons for moving to an online-preferred collection development policy for all resources, including books, and provide information on user preferences, technological and platform hurdles to overcome, and information on current collection development policies for e-books.

Kate Moore
Coordinator of Electronic Resources, Indiana University Southeast
Kate Moore earned her MLS in 2009 from Indiana University. She began her career in electronic resource management at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana in 2009, and is an Assistant Librarian and Coordinator of Electronic Resources there.

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Are we there yet? : Moving to an e-only collection development policy for books

  1. 1. Are We There Yet? Moving to an E-Only Collection Development Policy for Books Presentation at NASIG 2014 May 2nd 1:10pm Kate Moore, Coordinator of Electronic Resources, Indiana University Southeast
  2. 2. Outline I. Motivations II. Reservations III. Steps Taken IV. Future Directions ABSTRACT: Online journals have been the preferred format for several years, with most academic libraries favoring online access to print subscriptions. However, the move towards an online-preferred collection development policy for books has not quite reached the same saturation, despite the popularity of options such as DDA and PDA. This session will review the literature on reasons for moving to an online-preferred collection development policy for all resources, including books [Motivations], and provide information on user preferences, technological and platform hurdles to overcome [Reservations], and information on current collection development policies for e-books [Steps Taken].
  3. 3. What’s the motivation?  Space Constraints OCLC Collection and Circulation Analysis Project (2011) found that just 6% of the collection drove 80% of the usage.
  4. 4. What’s the motivation?  Reinvention of Library Space The “Library as Incubator” project defines makerspaces as “[c]ollaborative learning environments where people come together to share materials and information, and to learn new skills. Makerspaces are not defined by a specific set of materials or spaces, but rather a mindset of community partnership, collaboration, and creation.”
  5. 5. Reinventing Library Space
  6. 6. What’s the motivation?  Online Education 4.6 5.3 5.8 6.6 7.9 1.6 1.9 1.9 5.2 7.8 FALL 2010 FALL 2011 FALL 2012 FALL 2013 SPRING 2014 Percentage of Hours Taken in Online Classes All IU IU Southeast
  7. 7. ACRL’S Standards for Distance Learning Library Services (2008) The originating institution is responsible for ensuring that the distance learning community has access to library materials equivalent to those provided in traditional settings.
  8. 8. What’s the motivation?  24/7 availability  Remote access  Full-text searching  Copy and paste  Portability  No re- shelving, loss, or defacement  Environmentally friendly
  9. 9. What’s the hold up? Lack of interest is perhaps too mild a characterization for the reaction that some students have to e-books. Many of the reactions that I have encountered have been more visceral. They reflect an intensity I did not see in the transition from journals to e-journals. The loss of print books is personal. Books are loved. E-books threaten them. I think it is important to acknowledge that for many students, faculty and librarians, perhaps most acutely for librarians, e-books threaten the loss of something approximating the loss of a personal friend. - Allen McKiel, Dean of Library and Media Services, Western Oregon University, 2008
  10. 10. What’s the hold up? Book Type Subject Age Purpose User Preferences vary by:
  11. 11. What’s the hold up? User Preference vs. Use
  12. 12. What’s the hold up? 76,335 67,773 66,955 72,478 73,168 80,069 56,460 55,092 3420 2998 3071 617 984 287 719 25222 26135 27016 26894 26069 26537 22181 25222 60,888 61,430 64,066 69,315 73,324 73,841 69,763 68,412 0 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 70,000 80,000 90,000 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 IU Southeast Usage by Collection Subscription Collection Collection (through consortia) Publisher Collection Print Circulation (includes Request Delivery) Student Credit Hours Enrolled
  13. 13. What’s the hold up?  Platform Functionality
  14. 14. What’s the hold up? Ebooks are a “Faustian technology that seduces with convenience, particularly for those who consume a great many books, but offers little else while extracting a corrosive toll on our social institutions and norms.” – Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information, 2013
  15. 15. Accessibility Is the content accessible? Is the search interface accessible? Is the content reasonably navigable for users with disabilities? Are other features such as highlighting and note- taking accessible? Adapted from Thoughts and Tips about Ebook Accessibility http://www.uniaccessig.org/universal/node/97
  16. 16. Business Models for Libraries Subscription v. Purchasing Single Title vs. Collections vs. Patron Driven Acquisitions Platform preference Number of simultaneous users “There is no agreement or direction pointing to the obvious choice for most types of libraries.” –David Stern
  17. 17. While We’re on the Subject…  Preservation Availability of content  Multiple licenses  Interlibrary loan
  18. 18. Where are we now? Wiley 2013 Library Survey Key Findings: • Spending on print books still exceeds digital but is expected to be even in three years’ time. • Currently 26% of book collections are digital. • 75% of respondents state that their e-book collection supplements their equivalent print collection, while 25% state it replaces it.
  19. 19. Where Are We Now?
  20. 20. What Should be Taken into Account?  Responsibility for Selection  Funding for Electronic Resources  Criteria for Selection  Duplication of Resources  eBook Collections vs. Individual Titles  Perpetual Access vs. Subscription for eBooks  Patron Driven Acquisitions  Open Access (Free) eBooks  Downloadable eBooks  Library-owned eReaders  Guidelines for Weeding Electronic Resources Adapted from LRCCD Libraries Electronic Collection Development Policy: http://www.crc.losrios.edu/Student_Services/Library/About_the_Library/LRCCD_Libraries_Electronic_Collection_Development_Policy.htm
  21. 21.  Promoting Policy/Availability to Users What Should be Taken into Account?
  22. 22. Where are we going? • Knowledge Unlatched • Evidence-Based Acquisitions • Other Initiatives?
  23. 23. References http://www.zotero.org/groups/ebook_collection_ development_policies/items

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