The State Library of NSW online collections accessible to clients across NSW - Jerelynn Brown


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Presented at Reference @ the Metcalfe 17 May 2011

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The State Library of NSW online collections accessible to clients across NSW - Jerelynn Brown

  1. 1. The State Library’s online collections accessible to clients across New South Wales
  2. 2. <ul><li>Use surveys show clients prefer : </li></ul><ul><li>Online, full text, accessible from place of choice, 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Other drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Collection Storage </li></ul><ul><li>NSLA Projects: collaborative collections, delivery & open borders </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability / best practice </li></ul><ul><li>Developments in thinking & practice </li></ul>Clients drive move to online resources
  3. 3. <ul><li>Shaping printed collections </li></ul><ul><li>low use </li></ul><ul><li>online or other online content </li></ul><ul><li>held in another NSLA collection </li></ul><ul><li>Working with NSLA partners </li></ul><ul><li>Agreed guidelines for retention and disposal – last copy </li></ul><ul><li>Pursue repatriation opportunities to ‘complete’ and strengthen collections </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Memorandum of Understanding </li></ul>Progress …
  4. 4. Collection Development Policy <ul><li>“ Online resources enable the Library to move beyond the traditional physical walls. The Library acquires online resources in preference to paper where practical and, where licences permit, provides access to these free of charge to registered users of the State Library onsite and remotely .” </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Changing collection expenditure priorities
  6. 6. E-Resources <ul><li>264 individual databases </li></ul><ul><li>312,000 + e-books and 43,000 + full text journals </li></ul><ul><li>80% now accessible to registered clients across NSW </li></ul><ul><li>74 additional databases accessible from home since last year </li></ul><ul><li>Predictable suite of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Rigorous selection means few cancellations </li></ul><ul><li>Mix of subscriptions / ‘perpetual access’ </li></ul><ul><li>You are welcome to link to SLNSW e-resources </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Early English Books Online </li></ul><ul><li>Eighteenth Century Collection Online </li></ul><ul><li>House of Commons Parliamentary Papers -18 th -21 st C </li></ul><ul><li>British Newspapers (17 th to 19 th C) </li></ul><ul><li>Times Digital Archive </li></ul><ul><li>ProQuest Historical Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrated London News Historical Archive </li></ul><ul><li>JSTOR </li></ul><ul><li>Periodicals Archive Online </li></ul>Major research datasets
  8. 8. <ul><li>Oxford Reference Online </li></ul><ul><li>Oxford English Dictionary Online </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge Companions / Cambridge Histories </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia Britannica </li></ul><ul><li>Macquarie Dictionary / Thesaurus </li></ul><ul><li>World Book Online </li></ul>Reference resources
  9. 9. <ul><li>Proquest 5000 </li></ul><ul><li>EBSCO Masterfile Premier / Academic Search Premier </li></ul><ul><li>Informit </li></ul><ul><li>HW Wilson (and backsets) </li></ul><ul><li>Health & Wellness Resource Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Resource Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Library PressDisplay </li></ul><ul><li>ANZ Ref Centre </li></ul><ul><li>ANZ Newstand </li></ul>Current journals & newspapers
  10. 10. Becoming a registered client
  11. 11. Finding an online resource
  12. 12. Finding an online resource
  13. 13. Finding an online resource
  14. 14. NSLA core set of e-resources <ul><li>NSLA e-resources consortium evaluated online resources </li></ul><ul><li>20 resources selected; pricing sought </li></ul><ul><li>Indicative cost of $2 million </li></ul><ul><li>Funding model resolved </li></ul><ul><li>First 9 products January 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Rigorous evaluation process </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing plan </li></ul>
  15. 15. Products in the Core List of e-resources <ul><li>Oxford Reference Online Premium </li></ul><ul><li>Austlit: the Australian Literature Resource </li></ul><ul><li>Ancestry Library Edition/ Plus </li></ul><ul><li>Company360 - Universe </li></ul><ul><li>Literature Resource Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985 </li></ul><ul><li>Health & Wellness Reference Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopaedia Britannica Online </li></ul><ul><li>Informit Complete package </li></ul>