The 3 Rs of E-
Discovery and dissemination of OA
monographs – a library perspective
Jon Andrews, Jill Russell,
University ...
LIBRARY ACQUISITIONS – deliver to discover!
discoveRable?
An Acquisitions View
• MARC or not to MARC
• Need the right files to find the right books: RESOURCE
DISCOVER...
SUBJECT – MAKING DISCOVERY EASIER
discoveRable?
A Subject Librarian’s View
• Helping students find the Right material
– Making the most of resource discoveR...
Subject Librarian …
Readable…
Readable?
A Subject Librarians’ View
MEETING DEMAND
• National Student Survey and demand for more eresources
• Financial p...
An OaPEN book …  for Acquisitions
Readable…
Readable?
An Acquisitions’ View
• Tech Spec:
– need easy to read, good functionality (notes etc)
• Formats
– What do publi...
WHAT LIBRARIES WANT FROM EBOOKS
Reliable?
Acquisitions:
• “Stanza App effect” – here today …
• Dark Arts … need LOCKSS and Dark Archives
Subject:
Quality
...
OA: the end of the library as we know it?
OA: the end of the library as we know it?
• What’s in the “collection”?
• What’s the purpose of the catalogue/RDS?
• What ...
discoveRable
Readable
Reliable?
Reliable?
• How many years/decades of access and
service does a BPC buy?
• Who will guarantee continuity?
• Available pres...
The institutional repository
The institutional repository
• Green OA
• “Green mirror” of gold OA publications
• Preserve the university's research reco...
And beyond
The IR in a network of repositories
• Standards-based metadata for
interoperability
– CRIS, bibliometrics
– RDS, harvester...
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  • 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

    1. 1. The 3 Rs of E- Discovery and dissemination of OA monographs – a library perspective Jon Andrews, Jill Russell, University of Birmingham discoveRable Readable Reliable
    2. 2. LIBRARY ACQUISITIONS – deliver to discover!
    3. 3. discoveRable? An Acquisitions View • MARC or not to MARC • Need the right files to find the right books: RESOURCE DISCOVERY • 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
    4. 4. SUBJECT – MAKING DISCOVERY EASIER
    5. 5. discoveRable? 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 subject resources • Reading lists and linked material – Selection and direction – making sure students can find this: training made easier if discovery easier! • Referencing – – accurate bibliographic information to cite and write !
    6. 6. Subject Librarian … Readable…
    7. 7. Readable? A Subject Librarians’ View MEETING DEMAND • 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 OA: • 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 
    8. 8. An OaPEN book …  for Acquisitions Readable…
    9. 9. Readable? An Acquisitions’ View • Tech Spec: – need easy to read, good functionality (notes etc) • Formats – 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
    10. 10. WHAT LIBRARIES WANT FROM EBOOKS
    11. 11. Reliable? Acquisitions: • “Stanza App effect” – here today … • Dark Arts … need LOCKSS and Dark Archives Subject: Quality • Editorial control and peer review: cf OaPEN books. Academically sound • Not just any editions (cf mass digitization projects) Reliable files • Don’t corrupt
    12. 12. OA: the end of the library as we know it?
    13. 13. 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
    14. 14. discoveRable Readable Reliable?
    15. 15. Reliable? • 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 –Portico, (C)LOCKSS –Repositories • Revisit the economics of producing and hosting e-books
    16. 16. The institutional repository
    17. 17. 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?
    18. 18. And beyond
    19. 19. The IR in a network of repositories • Standards-based metadata for interoperability – CRIS, bibliometrics – RDS, harvesters and search engines – Supporting functions eg preservation • Future REF requirements • Collaborative working environments – Social media – Subject repositories
    20. 20. Picture credits Check individual pictures for re-use rights Image by Reid Beels http://bit.ly/12VqG9Z Image by Robynne Blume http://bit.ly/11nIuru Image by _nikd http://tinyurl.com/klxft83 Image by Michael Morgan http://bit.ly/11ZvB6H Image by Jon Andrews Featured book: Deutschland und die "Wende" in Literatur, Sprache und Medien, 3940344583
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