13.30 qs3 mon eoin mc carney and mark tynan

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  • E-books launched 7 weeks before print. 7 of the top 10 schools feature in both print and e-PDA. GPEP, Education & Philosophy feature in the top 10 e-PDA but not in print.
  • Sociology, Art History and Architecture feature in the top 10 print but not in e-PDA
  • E-PDA usage – 8.45 uses per e-book orderedNon e-PDA usage 3.27 uses per e-book ordered
  • 13.30 qs3 mon eoin mc carney and mark tynan

    1. 1. Evaluating the value and impact of PDA: case studies from University College Dublin, University of Leeds and University of Sussex Eoin McCarney & Mark Tynan UCD Library UKSG 37th Annual Conference & Exhibition, HIC, Harrogate Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th April 2014
    2. 2. What we will cover • What is PDA? • How PDA worked in UCD • Which subjects spent the most money? • Print PDA versus electronic PDA • The pros and the cons of PDA
    3. 3. University College Dublin • What is PDA? • How PDA worked in UCD • Which subjects spent the most money? • Print PDA versus electronic PDA • The pros and the cons of PDA
    4. 4. http://www.swets.com/sites/default/files/blog/multiple-bod- icons-in-speech-bubble-crowdsourcing-120235078-converted.gif
    5. 5. How did it work? • National Tender & Framework agreement – 18th October 2012 • Proceeded with Ingram Coutts as supplier – 2nd April 2013 • Subject profiling – April 2013 • Live with E-PDA – 3rd May 2013 • Live with Print-PDA – 27th June 2013 • Project ended – 18th October 2013
    6. 6. What next? Users search the catalogue and click on the item E-PDA item in the catalogue – 1st click
    7. 7. e-Books They see this screen Passing here is one view which last 24 hours Passing here a second time triggers a seamless purchase 3 concurrent users Perpetual access E-PDA item in the catalogue – 2nd click
    8. 8. Print PDA items in the catalogue
    9. 9. PDA in UCD - Stats • Records Uploaded: 35,167 (P) 19,337 (E) • Total Spend: €216,000 • Total Orders: 2,172 • E–PDA Orders placed – 1,128 • Print PDA Orders placed – 1,044 • Average price of e-PDA book: €149.84 • Average price of print-PDA book: €45.51
    10. 10. Business 14% Politics 9% Philosophy 7% English, Drama & Film 7% Medicine 7% Psychology 6% History & Archives 5% Law 5% Education 5% GPEP 4% Business Politics Philosophy English, Drama & Film Medicine & Medical Science Psychology History & Archives Law Education GPEP E-PDA Orders by School (Top Ten Only)
    11. 11. Print-PDA Orders by School (Top Ten Only) English, Drama & Film 10% Politics 7% History & Archives 7% Business 6% Medicine 6% Law 6% Sociology 6% Art History 5% Architecture 5% Psychology 4% English, Drama & Film Politics History & Archives Business Medicine & Medical Science Law Sociology Art History & Cultural Policy Architecture Psychology
    12. 12. Comparative Usage of PDA and Non-PDA E-Book Titles 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 10000 Total E-PDA Usage during Pilot Period Average E-PDA Usage per Title during Pilot Period Total Non PDA E-Book Usage during Pilot Period Average Use per Non- PDA E-Book Title during Pilot Period 9507 8.43 1413 3.27
    13. 13. Comparative Usage of PDA and Non-PDA Print Book Titles 1.32 1.04 0.63 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 1.2 1.4 Print PDA Reading Lists Firm Orders
    14. 14. Challenges of PDA in UCD • Communication and marketing • Volume & timing • Disruption to departmental workflow • Over 300 print orders not collected • ‘Flooding’ of the Catalogue • Poor quality of print MARC records • Overlap: Multiple editions of the same text
    15. 15. What worked well? • Subject profiling – Little, if any, inferior material ordered • The money got spent very quickly • Hugely popular with students and staff • Broad subject appeal • Technology very robust
    16. 16. Next steps • We have continued with PDA (E & Print) • Made slight amendments to subject profiles • Re-launched PDA in March 2014 • Reduced allocation - €100,000 • Review again at end of project
    17. 17. Thank you Eoin.McCarney@ucd.ie 353-1-7167575 @eoinmc73 Mark.Tynan@ucd.ie 353-1-7167165 @MarkTynan1

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