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eBooks, eBooks, eBooksPlatform Analysis and SurveyResults
EBSCO’s eBook Collection
Browse
Searching            Advanced                       Visual
EBSCO Reader
ProQuest’s ebrary
Browse
Advanced Search
ebrary ReaderOption 1           Option 2
Survey Results
Browse FeatureEBSCO                                    ebrary                                             Not             ...
Advanced Search EBSCO                                     ebrary  I wasnt                                   I wasnt   able...
EBSCO’s Visual Search I wasnt able to    figure this   feature out.        0%                           Very useful.      ...
EBSCO Reader               •“EBSCO’s…readability is better…”               •“…easy to read…”               •“…readability ...
ebrary Reader                •“…like how they laid out all of the                chapters so it would be easier to search ...
Search Results and Database ContentEBSCO                                               ebrary•   “..the selection has neve...
Search Results and DatabaseContent, Cont.EBSCO              ebrary•   n/a            •   “…got very specific results when ...
User Interface and UsabilityEBSCO                                                 ebrary•   “I like [EBSCO’s] search inter...
User Interface and Usability, Cont.EBSCO                                            ebrary                                ...
Which platform do students prefer?
Students’ Preferences In Line WithExisting Research                                     How content is accessed andWhat th...
What’s next?Now                              Further into the future• Compare to other vendors       • Market the new reso...
Works Referenced Berg, Selinda Adelle, Kristin Hoffman, and Diane Dawson. “Not on the Same Page:            Undergraduates...
Works Referenced, Cont. Hernon, Peter, Rosita Hopper, Michael R. Leach, Laura L. Saunders, and Jane Zhang. “E-            ...
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  1. 1. eBooks, eBooks, eBooksPlatform Analysis and SurveyResults
  2. 2. EBSCO’s eBook Collection
  3. 3. Browse
  4. 4. Searching Advanced Visual
  5. 5. EBSCO Reader
  6. 6. ProQuest’s ebrary
  7. 7. Browse
  8. 8. Advanced Search
  9. 9. ebrary ReaderOption 1 Option 2
  10. 10. Survey Results
  11. 11. Browse FeatureEBSCO ebrary Not Browse? I Not Browse? I didnt helpful. helpful. I didnt I even see couldnt even see couldnt thatfigure out that option. figure how to option. out how 0%browse for 0% to books. browse 21% for books. 0% Very Somewhat Somewhat helpful. helpful. helpful. 58% 29% 42% Very helpful. 50%
  12. 12. Advanced Search EBSCO ebrary I wasnt I wasnt able to able tofigure this figure this feature feature out. Not out. 0% satisfied. 8% 23% Not Satisfied. satisfied. 31% 17% Satisfied. Somewhat 58% satisfied. 17% Somewhat satisfied. 46%
  13. 13. EBSCO’s Visual Search I wasnt able to figure this feature out. 0% Very useful. 23% Not useful. I prefer the traditional search option. 38% Somewhat useful. 39%
  14. 14. EBSCO Reader •“EBSCO’s…readability is better…” •“…easy to read…” •“…readability was great because it takes up the entire screen…” •“…didn’t like the viewing of the books…” •“…didn’t think it was easy to annotate a book I was reading…” •“EBSCO seems to be slower on average…” •“…a little awkward to read…” •“I didn’t really like the format of the ebooks. It was harder to navigate the books.”
  15. 15. ebrary Reader •“…like how they laid out all of the chapters so it would be easier to search by chapter within the book” •“…easy to read…enjoy the highlighting feature” •“…like that you can search for particular words or phrases” •“…like the bookshelf option…” •“great functionality” •“everything was pretty intuitive” •“…liked having the Table of Contents there…”
  16. 16. Search Results and Database ContentEBSCO ebrary• “..the selection has never come up with • “…bigger database…in the general “Business anything I specifically wanted…” and Economics category,” [than EBSCO]”• “…very little useful in the database at this • “…seemed to be relevant and quality time…” results…”• “…disappointed with how old the results • “I searched WWII…plenty of results…all were… in education, business, and quality materials that were relevant to the religion…” topic”• “…a lot of material that I wasn’t looking for • “…had a broad range of publishers…” at all…” • “I searched for the topic of Youth Ministry and found a large number of books and was easily able to narrow down the search”
  17. 17. Search Results and DatabaseContent, Cont.EBSCO ebrary• n/a • “…got very specific results when I searched particular things…” • “…couldn’t find the book I wanted…” • “…the age of the materials is a concern…” • “There wasn’t a ton of results…” • “…lots of unrelated or unhelpful results…”
  18. 18. User Interface and UsabilityEBSCO ebrary• “I like [EBSCO’s] search interface better… • “Proquest. It’s laid out better and simpler to more ways to limit…” use”• “…interface is clean and familiar…” • “I liked ebrary as a science major…more polished and more like an online• “…really easy to narrow the search by library…easy to navigate and very clear and publication date…” just visually…nicer.”• “EBSCO search interface [is] • “…easy to browse many books and find the better, primarily because it gave me more right one…” ways to limit my searches.” • “Ebrary’s system of searching was much• “EBSCO…its results are clearer and give a more helpful in narrowing my search and better picture of relevance. There also isn’t a much more user-friendly.” download required.” • “eBrary…it pulls up the book immediately to search through and you don’t have to go through the second step of finding the full text.”
  19. 19. User Interface and Usability, Cont.EBSCO ebrary • “Ebrary is more useful. It just allows for a• “…complicated to use and search…isn’t laid search that isn’t limited by what you want to out very well…” know. It allows for someone to get on and just search for something even if they are• “…didn’t think it was easy to annotate a not sure what they want.” book I was reading…” • “The interface was nice if I wanted to browse…”• “…did not like how…could not sub-topic the results and redefine the search…” • “…advance search can be a little tricky” • “Meh, I was not impressed and confused by the interface” • “Didn’t like the search screen. The basic search on top of the advanced search was confusing” • “…no Boolean limits on searching other than using AND”
  20. 20. Which platform do students prefer?
  21. 21. Students’ Preferences In Line WithExisting Research How content is accessed andWhat the user’s value used• Search tools • Non-linear searching patterns• Instant access ▫ Berg, et al. (2010); Hernon, et al. (2007)• Mobility • Expect website functionality ▫ Downloadable content ▫ Berg, et al. (2010) ▫ Offline • Preference for in-text search functions• Manipulate content ▫ Berg, et al. (2010); Croft and Davis ▫ Copy and paste (2010); Hernon, et al. (2007) ▫ Print • Anytime, instant access ▫ Multiple simultaneous users ▫ Croft and Davis (2010); Hernon, et al. ▫ Highlighting (2007) ▫ Annotating • Annotating ▫ Croft and Davis (2010); Hernon, et al.  Slater (2010) (2007)
  22. 22. What’s next?Now Further into the future• Compare to other vendors • Market the new resource ▫ Overdrive • Instruction  Trinity International ▫ Incorporate into existing University curriculum  Chicago Public Library ▫ Create special, temporary• Consult with sales sessions representative • Assessment
  23. 23. Works Referenced Berg, Selinda Adelle, Kristin Hoffman, and Diane Dawson. “Not on the Same Page: Undergraduates’ Information Retrieval in Electronic and Print Books.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 36.6 (2010): 518-525. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text. Web. 8 Mar. 2012. Bierman, James, Lina Ortega, and Karen Rupp-Serrano. “E-Book Usage in Pure and Applied Sciences.” Science & Technology Libraries 29.1/2 (2010): 69-91. OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson). Web. 8 Mar. 2012. Croft, Rosie, and Corey Davis. “E-Books Revisited: Surveying Student E-Book Usage in a Distributed Learning Academic Library 6 Years Later.” Journal of Library Administration 50.5/6 (2010): 543-569. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text. Web. 8 Mar. 2012. Grudzien, Pamela, and Anne Marie Casey. “Do Off-Campus Students Use E-Books?” Journal of Library Administration 48.3/4 (2008): 455-466. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text. Web. 8 Mar. 2012.
  24. 24. Works Referenced, Cont. Hernon, Peter, Rosita Hopper, Michael R. Leach, Laura L. Saunders, and Jane Zhang. “E- Book Use by Students: Undergraduates in Economics, Literature, and Nursing.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 33.1 (2007): 3-13. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text. Web. 8 Mar. 2012. Lamothe, Alain. “Electronic Book Usage Patterns as Observed at an Academic Library: Searches and Viewings.” Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library & Information Practice & Research 5.1 (2010): 1-22. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text. Web. 8 Mar. 2012. Slater, Robert. “Why Aren’t E-Books Gaining More Ground in Academic Libraries? E-Book Use and Perceptions: A Review of Published Literature and Research.” Journal of Web Librarianship 4.4 (2010): 305-331. Library, Information Science & Technology Abstract with Full Text. Web. 8 Mar. 2012.

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