The publisher and the library IIWouter Gerritsma, Wageningen UR Library
How does the library view the pubishers? We, as librarians, do our utmost best to make sure that the resources we buy and licensed are used to the max. We are constantly marketing publishers products to our patrons and we can use all support to make this happen, but ● In cooperation ● On our terms
Marketing Brill Is Brill well known by our scholars?
What will it look like on other reading devices?
Ranking of publishing houses For tenure track For membership of graduate schools ● WASS/Sense ranking Brill ranks? We do receive requests from scholars/publishers to be upgraded. Transfer some activities to another imprint, focus on a AA quality brand. Make clear it is all peer reviewed content.
Future of bibliographies Budget cuts will hit secondary sources more than primary sources Smaller, specialised a&i databases will disappear Discovery tools arent the final answer yet General a&i databases still have a future, but ● Bigger is better ● Fulltext will become a competitive edge ● Additional services Citations are a prerequisite (crucial perhaps?) Google Scholar, Scopus or WoS?
What about copyrights? "Stichting Pro" Universities have had significant fines Scholars become more aware More inquiries about educational materials
What about e-books There is not yet a single succesfull e-book platform yet Publishers have unsustainable models ● Big deals for e-books ? ● First to buy 25 books, subsequent per book? ● What about o-books? ● Pick and choose is important, preferably patron acquisition ● We need e-text books Publishers&libraries need to do business re-engineering (again)
Metrics Metrics are essential in collection decisions We look at downloads and costs/download ● journals ● e-books ● paper books? No absolute criteria