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Canadian Ebooks
in Canadian
Libraries
Background
In 2012 eBOUND Canada identified a need to
work with Canadian libraries to increase both
their holdings and use...
Pilot Timeline
• two years of talks
• joint publisher-library task force
• RFI in June 2012
• RFP in March 2013
• vendor s...
• diminish the role of the vendor
• seamless access via ILS / discovery layer
• control content + terms
• relationship wit...
Moving Ahead
• build collections of Canadian ebooks
• frontlist, backlist, regional
• offer a limited time sale
• partner ...
TheVendor Challenge
• For libraries, introducing a new vendor
means introducing a new lending platform
• Only 1 Vendor, Ov...
TheVendor Challenge
Some new players coming on board:
• 3M
• Bibliocommons
• One-Click
• De Marque
• Axis 360
How do we en...
Academic
Library Project
• ACUP / eBOUND Partnership
• eBOUND brokered a meeting with
University Library Consortia to meet...
OCUL Deal
• Objectives
– Libraries wanted comprehensive collections
– An agreement that would be sustainable for
both side...
OCUL Outcome
• After 18 months of negotiations arrived
at a deal with OCUL
• Initial deal worth over $1.75 million to
date...
OCULYear 3
• Now working with OCUL to expand the
Canadian titles in their collections
beyond ACUP presses
• Currently work...
CRKN
• Negotiated use of Scholar’s Portal Platform
• Pitched the ACUP collection to other university
library consortia in ...
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Krystyna Ross, eBOUND Canada's CEO, outlines two initiatives to get Canadian-published digital content accessible in Canadian public and academic libraries. Learn the background of the projects and where the succeeded and failed, and how we're moving forward with new library sales projects for Canadian publishers.

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Canadian Ebooks in Canadian Libraries

  1. 1. Canadian Ebooks in Canadian Libraries
  2. 2. Background In 2012 eBOUND Canada identified a need to work with Canadian libraries to increase both their holdings and user access of Canadian titles. Two projects were initiated with focus on: • Public Libraries • Academic Libraries
  3. 3. Pilot Timeline • two years of talks • joint publisher-library task force • RFI in June 2012 • RFP in March 2013 • vendor selection in June 2013 • negotiations through November 2013
  4. 4. • diminish the role of the vendor • seamless access via ILS / discovery layer • control content + terms • relationship with libraries • increase discoverability • a made-in-Canada solution
  5. 5. Moving Ahead • build collections of Canadian ebooks • frontlist, backlist, regional • offer a limited time sale • partner with vendor/s to facilitate sale • build library-publisher relations
  6. 6. TheVendor Challenge • For libraries, introducing a new vendor means introducing a new lending platform • Only 1 Vendor, OverDrive, currently works with all CULC libraries
  7. 7. TheVendor Challenge Some new players coming on board: • 3M • Bibliocommons • One-Click • De Marque • Axis 360 How do we ensure Canadian titles are represented?
  8. 8. Academic Library Project • ACUP / eBOUND Partnership • eBOUND brokered a meeting with University Library Consortia to meet with ACUP
  9. 9. OCUL Deal • Objectives – Libraries wanted comprehensive collections – An agreement that would be sustainable for both sides • Key Terms – Collections grouped into Backlist, Frontlist & Current collections with different discounts for each collection – Publishers set DRM per title from range of 4 options, reviewed annually
  10. 10. OCUL Outcome • After 18 months of negotiations arrived at a deal with OCUL • Initial deal worth over $1.75 million to date for participating publishers • Libraries gained perpetual licences to over 4,000 Canadian scholarly titles • Negotiated DRM & Usage Rights acceptable to both presses and libraries
  11. 11. OCULYear 3 • Now working with OCUL to expand the Canadian titles in their collections beyond ACUP presses • Currently working with OCUL to determine criteria for building collections • Targeting September 2014 to complete this aquisition
  12. 12. CRKN • Negotiated use of Scholar’s Portal Platform • Pitched the ACUP collection to other university library consortia in December 2013 • Consortia opted to work through CRKN • After 3 months, many meetings and presentations, CRKN has decided it wants a different deal, with broader reach • Discussions are ongoing
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    Jun. 19, 2014

Krystyna Ross, eBOUND Canada's CEO, outlines two initiatives to get Canadian-published digital content accessible in Canadian public and academic libraries. Learn the background of the projects and where the succeeded and failed, and how we're moving forward with new library sales projects for Canadian publishers.

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