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UNC Collaborative Book Purchasing Plan

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UNC System Libraries Meeting about Cooperative Collection Development

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UNC Collaborative Book Purchasing Plan

  1. 1. UNC COLLABORATIVE BOOK PURCHASING PLAN UNC System Libraries Meeting about Cooperative Collection Development – May 19, 2011
  2. 2. QUICK CONTEXT <ul><li>2007/2008 PACE initiatives – then become UNC Tomorrow </li></ul><ul><li>Resource sharing LSTA grant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection analysis across the system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UNC Library Express </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expedited delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaborative book purchasing plan </li></ul>
  3. 3. COLLECTION ANALYSIS – QUICK OVERVIEW FROM 2008 <ul><li>11.1 million copies of titles and 5.5 million unique titles </li></ul><ul><li>58% of 11.1 million copies held by three or less libraries </li></ul><ul><li>2% held by all 16 libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Every institution contributes unique content </li></ul>
  4. 4. COLLABORATIVE BOOK PURCHASING PLAN - OVERVIEW <ul><li>Buyers club model </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperative approach </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Local autonomy, shared discounts and decisions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Impact approval and firm order monographs </li></ul><ul><li>Currently bringing institutions online with new discounts </li></ul><ul><li>Unified discount rates across System </li></ul><ul><li>Individual letters of agreement with YBP </li></ul>
  5. 5. COLLABORATIVE BOOK PURCHASING PLAN - OVERVIEW <ul><li>Firm Orders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloth is 18-19% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>19% in 2011 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper is 11-12% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>12% in 2011 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Approval Orders – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloth is 18-19% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>19% in 2011 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper is 11-12% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>12% in 2011 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Continuations – 8-9% </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9% in 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free shipping and free GOBI system </li></ul><ul><li>Technical services discounts </li></ul>
  6. 6. COLLABORATIVE BOOK PURCHASING PLAN - BENEFITS <ul><li>$275,000+ for the system </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time selection decisions & minimizing duplication at point of selection </li></ul><ul><li>Collection diversity and breadth </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not bought in NC </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Collection analysis and depth for new programs </li></ul><ul><li>E-book selection </li></ul>

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