ACQUISITIONS LIBRARIANTech Spec: need easy to read, good functionality (notes etc)FormatsWhat do publishers provide to 3rd partiesAre OA titles treated differently (or just flat PDFs?) Freemium model - paying for more?OA – the same as free ebooks?Awareness – to promote to Subject staff
Acquisitions:“Stanza App effect” – here today and gone tomorrow?Dark Arts … need LOCKSS and Dark ArchivesSubject:QualityEditorial control and peer review: cfOaPEN books. Academically soundNot just any editions (cf mass digitization projectsie Gutenberg or Google who may digitize just what’s available, out of copyright, etcReliable filesDon’t corrupt
Strand 2: Discovery and Dissemination of OA monographs:A librarians perspective by Jon Andrews and Jill Russell, University of Birmingham
The 3 Rs of E-
Discovery and dissemination of OA
monographs – a library perspective
Jon Andrews, Jill Russell,
University of Birmingham
An Acquisitions View
• MARC or not to MARC
• Need the right files to find the right books: RESOURCE
• ftps and files from ebook supplier to link resolver supplier
• Easy links and clear contents for your Serials / Eresources
colleague to activate
• Shorter delay between ordering and availability
• Know there are usage stats that can be obtained for Sconul
and internal reports – in the right format (BR2 and all that)
• OA an answer to DRM
A Subject Librarian’s View
• Helping students find the Right material
– Making the most of resource discoveRy tools
– Whether to select Open Access amongst paid material –
Policy decision needed? Eg in lists of recommended
• Reading lists and linked material
– Selection and direction – making sure students can find
this: training made easier if discovery easier!
– – accurate bibliographic information to cite and write !
A Subject Librarians’ View
• National Student Survey and demand for more eresources
• Financial pressures – on students, HE, libraries
• Tech Driven – especially mobile devices
– Downloadable and easy to read ebooks – DRM free
• GLOBAL students need global access with no IT barriers
• Helps meet demand without using budgets
• No problem with DRM for OA (?)
• More material to promote
• But - No supplier contract means no reference point for technical
problems, so can limit readability
An Acquisitions’ View
• Tech Spec:
– need easy to read, good functionality (notes etc)
– What do publishers provide to 3rd parties
– Are OA titles treated differently (just flat PDFs)
– Freemium model - paying for more
– OA – the same as free ebooks?
• Awareness – to promote to Subject staff
• “Stanza App effect” – here today …
• Dark Arts … need LOCKSS and Dark Archives
• Editorial control and peer review: cf OaPEN books.
• Not just any editions (cf mass digitization projects)
• Don’t corrupt
OA: the end of the library as we know it?
• What’s in the “collection”?
• What’s the purpose of the catalogue/RDS?
• What will we do in the afternoons?! No need to
– Troubleshoot authentication problems
– Worry about multi-user access
– Follow up unauthorised use
– Negotiate “rental” contracts for e-books
– Catalogue books
– Manage budgets and chase invoices
• How many years/decades of access and
service does a BPC buy?
• Who will guarantee continuity?
• Available preservation services
–BL, RLUK and major libraries worldwide
• Revisit the economics of producing and
The institutional repository
• Green OA
• “Green mirror” of gold OA publications
• Preserve the university's research record
• How wide should the net be cast?
– Co-authored and co-edited books
– Work imported from an earlier employer
– Versions, raw materials
• What format/version is provided?
The IR in a network of repositories
• Standards-based metadata for
– CRIS, bibliometrics
– RDS, harvesters and search engines
– Supporting functions eg preservation
• Future REF requirements
• Collaborative working environments
– Social media
– Subject repositories
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