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E book collections overview 021111


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Overview of ebook collections at the University of Colorado, presented to bibliographers on February 10, 2011.

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E book collections overview 021111

  1. 1. University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries<br />e-book Collections Overview<br />
  2. 2. What is an ebook?<br />A digital version of a traditional print book designed to be read on a personal computer or an e-book reader. Synonymous with e-book, electronic book, digital book, and online book. <br />--Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science, (Reitz, 2010)<br />“An electronic text created, presented, and consumed in a manner closely resembling the cultural practice of a book.”<br />--AAUP Wiki,<br />
  3. 3. What is a print book?<br />Monograph (bib level = m)<br />Authoritative Definitions<br />UNESCO<br /><ul><li>Nonperiodical literary publication consisting of > 49 pages, covers excluded</li></ul>ANSI<br /><ul><li>Publications consisting of > 49 pages
  4. 4. Hard covers</li></ul>US Postal Service (publication)<br /><ul><li>Publications > 24 pages
  5. 5. (Connaway, et. al, 2003)</li></li></ul><li>ARL Statistics for ebooks<br />“Count those ebooksowned or leased and for which there is a catalog record in the library catalog. Do not include as part of Volumes Added Gross (1b) any government documents or other ebook collections (such as large gift collections, or ebook packages, EEBO, etc.) that were added to the collection as the result of a one-time download or addition to the OPAC”.<br />Cost equivalents of print books<br />
  6. 6. e-book Statistics: CU Libraries<br /><ul><li>70,000+ e-books – electronic versions of print books (e-book vendors, publishers, subject database vendors)
  7. 7. 600,000+ records to electronically available government publications (locally subscribed and elsewhere)
  8. 8. 230,000+ records to online monograph type material from interdisciplinary and subject databases -- historic newspaper entries, letters, diaries, broadsides, pamphlets, and other book matter
  9. 9. Access to 506,000 public domain e-books (Hathi Trust, out of copyright)</li></li></ul><li>Growth of e-book Collections<br />2000-2004<br />netLibraryebooks (Colorado Alliance patron-driven purchase plan)<br />10,000 netLibrary e-books purchased over 4 years<br />Significant overlap with print collection<br />Expenditure difficult to predict, control<br />Separate acquisitions workflow<br />Single user access limitation; high turnaway rate<br />2004-Present<br />Subject collections: EEBO, ECCO, ACLS Humanities, Knovel, Safari<br />Reference works and collections<br />2009-Present<br />Resumed purchasing on a title-by-title basis<br />Began purchasing directly from publishers (Springer, Duke)<br />Current patron-driven purchase plan via Coutts<br />
  10. 10. e-book Collections by Subject Area<br />Sciences: Safari, Knovel, Springer, CRC<br />Business/Computer Science: Books 24x7, Safari<br />Social Sciences: Duke University Press<br />Humanities: ACLS Humanities e-book, Early English Books Online (EEBO), Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)<br />Multi-discipline: Reference titles, netLibrary, EBL, ebrary, MyiLibrary<br />
  11. 11. e-book Usage Statistics<br />Project COUNTER<br />Statistics available:<br />Sessions<br />Searches<br />Views/Accesses<br />Percentage Copied/Printed<br />Turnaways (single user access)<br />Title/Publisher/Pub Date/Subjects<br />
  12. 12. Ebook Usage Statistics, 2010<br />netLibrary – ~14,000 ebooks / 5,313 accesses<br />Ebrary: 144 ebooks / 1,088 views / 8,308 pages viewed<br />EBL: 44 ebooks / 20 reads / 68 browses / 9 downloads<br />Springer: ~43,000 titles / 50,655 successful section requests (COUNTER R1)<br />Duke University Press: ~1,100 titles / 20,803 successful section requests<br />Safari Books Online: 124 titles / 27,274 successful section requests<br />Books 24x7: ~17,000 titles / ~4,800 accesses (5 months)<br />
  13. 13. Current Issues with Academic eBooks<br />Pricing: no consistency; single user vs. multiple user<br />DRM: too many restrictions on printing, downloading, lack of ILL privileges<br />Multiple vendors and interfaces<br />New ebook initiatives in scholarly publishing: <br />Books at JSTOR – launching 2012 (5 publishers)<br />MUSE Editions - launching 7/1/11 (~20 publishers)<br />University Press E-book Consortium Project (~50 publishers)<br />Oxford UPSO Platform – launching Fall 2011<br />
  14. 14. My iLibrary<br />
  15. 15. PDA Purchased Publishers <br />MyiLibraryPDA (Patron-Driven Acquisitions) new titles (RSS)<br />
  16. 16. My iLibrary Usage Statistics<br />
  17. 17. COUNTER BR2: Successful Section Requests<br />
  18. 18. Thank you!<br />Questions?<br />