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A locally hosted ebook platform charleston 2007

  1. 1. A Locally Hosted EbookPlatform in a Consortial Environment Tony Horava, University of Ottawa (Canada) Charleston Conference Nov. 8, 2007
  2. 2. Outline Consortial overview Ebook collections Challenges Objectives Process Next steps Tony Horava, Charleston Conference, Nov 8, 2007 2
  3. 3. Consortial overview Ontario Council of University Libraries ( OCUL) Composition Functioning Information Resources Committee Licensing of ebooks Scholars Portal description Tony Horava, Charleston Conference, Nov 8, 2007 3
  4. 4. Ebook collections Existing OCUL agreements ; institutional agreements Scholars Portal ebooks working group Vendor template Model license Strategic considerations Funding obtained – 750K. Three year project plan Ebooks platform – functional requirements Tony Horava, Charleston Conference, Nov 8, 2007 4
  5. 5. Challenges Patrons must use multiple systems to access ebooks from a variety of sources Differences in cataloguing practices Differences in promotion/teaching activities No tool seen as adequate for federated searching Managing a myriad of permissions and rights Lack of integration with Scholars Portal Tony Horava, Charleston Conference, Nov 8, 2007 5
  6. 6. Objectives of ebook platform To provide a single retrieval & delivery platform for collectively licensed & locally digitized ebooks To support locally archived content in perpetuity To be open, expandable, and integrated with other Scholars Portal services To support access & delivery – not content selection To house about 50,000 scholarly ebooks and 50,000 out-of-copyright ebooks: Tony Horava, Charleston Conference, Nov 8, 2007 6
  7. 7. Process April 2007 – RFI released Two candidates invited to give presentations: MyiLibrary and ebrary Ideas & issues incorporated into RFP, eg workflow scenarios for vendors & publishers’ ebooks RFP issued on Oct 3; closed on Oct 19 Evaluation period: Oct 22-31 Presentations: Oct 22-24 Award notification: Nov. 30 Tony Horava, Charleston Conference, Nov 8, 2007 7
  8. 8. Requirements Support the loading/archiving/searching of ebooks in a wide variety of formats Support access to a large & growing collection Support intellectual property rights (DRM) and permissions information Support the inclusion of metadata describing remotely housed collections Support a variety of operating systems and platforms Tony Horava, Charleston Conference, Nov 8, 2007 8
  9. 9. Requirements (2) Support all major browsers without plug-ins Support access for persons with disabilities Allow local branding Allow patrons to save their own settings Support incorporation of ebook data into local systems (eg XML and MARC records) Support durable links, Open URL, and various authentication schemes Tony Horava, Charleston Conference, Nov 8, 2007 9
  10. 10. Next steps Determine implementation plan with winning bidder Communications and timeframes Project deliverables Tony Horava, Charleston Conference, Nov 8, 2007 10

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