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3 duan ou 9 4 13

  1. 1. eBook PurchasingThe Open University’s experience Sharon Duan – eContent Advisor Content and Licensing Team Open University Library Services Open to people, places, methods and ideas . 1
  2. 2. Something about the OU Open to people, places, methods and ideas. www.open.ac.uk Open to people, places, methods and ideas. 2
  3. 3. How the book is going to be used?• Research only• Course production• Student use: essential reading, assignments Open to people, places, methods and ideas. 3
  4. 4. Staff hours spent on ‘e-procurement’ 12 months book purchase Open to people, places, methods and ideas. 4
  5. 5. Why do you want it?Clarify further ood s ggood t idetails: usage, Library Assistants check iveeuusaa caanssitllll G iv G nformat and format, supplier and price r as reeas oon,yyou c kss n, ou oo nt tbbookbudget rr er ri n oodderppri Only available in print? No Librarians make platform choice yes depending on type of use discussions. Authorisation obtained Book ordered Access granted - ‘catalogued’ - inform the requestor 5
  6. 6. Favoured Features: • Multi concurrent access option • Printing rights • No personal login when downloading and copying • Downloading to hand held devices • EPub formatWhat we don’t like: • No multi-user access available • Only 1 page can be printed at a time • Need to download software to read eBooks offline • No EPub format Open to people, places, methods and ideas. 6
  7. 7. Thank you for coming Sharon Duan eContent Advisor The Open University sharon.duan@open.ac.uk Open to people, places, methods and ideas. 7

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