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E-dilemma: Questioning E-textbooks in University Libraries

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Springer Turkish Summit İstanbul, 24 Mayıs 2013

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E-dilemma: Questioning E-textbooks in University Libraries

  1. 1. E-­‐dilemma:     Ques.oning  e-­‐textbooks  in   university  libraries   Springer  Turkish  Summit   İstanbul,  24  Mayıs  2013   İlkay  Holt,  Özyeğin  University  
  2. 2. Özyeğin  University  (ÖzÜ)  at  a  glance   ¨  Founda.on  university   ¨  Established  in  2008   ¨  English-­‐medium  university   ¨  3000  FTE   ¨  Undergraduate  and  graduate  programs   ¨  Library  collec.on  development  policy;   ¤  Library  ≠  books   ¤  Just  in  .me  acquisi.on   E-­‐Book   89%   Book   11%   2  
  3. 3. why  a  textbook?   ¨  Textbook,  the  required  book  for  the  course   ¨  Textbook,  has  to  be  seen  at  least  once   ¨  Textbook,  has  to  be  at  least  looked  at   ¨  Textbook,  has  to  be  at  least  browsed   ¨  Textbook,  needs  to  be  read   ¨  Textbook,  nice  to  own     3  
  4. 4. why  e-­‐textbook?   ¨  Any.me,  anywhere   ¨  Light  compare  to  Principles  of  Marke.ng  by  Kotler,  768  pages..   ¨  Easy  to  update   ¨  Interac.ve  learning   ¨  Rich  media   ¨  No  loan  period  limita.on   ¨  Print  on  demand   4  
  5. 5. desirable  enough?   Source: Jon T. Rickman, Roger Von Holzen, Paul G. Klute, and Teri Tobin. (2009) A Campus- Wide E-Textbook Initiative. EDUCAUSE Quarterly retrieved from http://www.educause.edu/ero/ article/campus-wide-e-textbook-initiative#TB_inline? height=500&width=630&inlineId=sidebar2&modal=false 5  
  6. 6. another  study  on  e-­‐book  preference   Source: UC Libraries Academic e-Book Usage Survey Springer e-Book Pilot Project. May 2011. http://www.cdlib.org/services/uxdesign/docs/2011/academic_ebook_usage_survey.pdf 6  
  7. 7. check  out  the  industry...   ¨  “The  average  full-­‐.me  college  students  spends  more   than  $1000  annually  on  textbooks,  and  textbook   prices  are  increasing  about  6%  per  year”   ¨  “It  is  es.mated  that  40%  of  students  do  not  purchase   a  textbook  for  at  least  one  course  each  term.”   ¨  “Five  companies  (Thompson,  McGraw-­‐Hill,  Wiley,   Houghton-­‐Mifflin,  and  Pearson)  publish  about  80%  of   all  college  textbooks”       Source:  Loy,  Stephen  L.  eCampus:  success!  Now  what?  Journal  of  the  Interna.onal  Academy  for  Case   Studies  ›  Vol.  16  Nbr.  7,  October  2010   7  
  8. 8. ÖzÜ  as  an  example   ¨  49%  of  the  students  did  not  buy  their  textbook  in   Spring  2013.   ¨  In  2012  spring,  133  .tles  were  in  the  course   reading  collec.on  and  here  they  are  by  their   publishers   ¤  Pearson  34%     ¤  McGrawHill  20%     ¤  Wiley  10%     ¤  Others  36%     8  
  9. 9. where  to  buy  e-­‐textbook  as  a  student?   ¨  CourseSmart  CourseSmart  hmp://www.coursesmart.com   ¨  LearnSmart   hmp://learnsmart.prod.customer.mcgraw-­‐hill.com     ¨  Flatworld  Knowledge   hmp://catalog.flatworldknowledge.com   ¨  Textbooks.com  hmp://www.textbooks.com     ¨  Kindle  e-­‐Textbooks  hmp://www.amazon.com     ¨  nookstudy  hmp://www.barnesandnoble.com     ¨  Inkling  hmps://www.inkling.com   ¨  Eleven  learning  hmp://www.elevenlearning.com   ¨  ecampus.com  hmp://www.ecampus.com     9  
  10. 10. where  to  buy  e-­‐textbook  as  a  library?   ¨  EBL   ¨  Ebrary   ¨  Ingram-­‐myilibrary   ¨  Netlibrary-­‐Ebsco  E-­‐books   ¨  OverDrive   ¨  Dawsonera   ¨  Hiperkitap   ¨  Publisher  sites:  McGrawhill,  Cengage,  Springer...     10  
  11. 11. e-­‐book  adapta.on  in  Turkey   #  Subscribed  Insitu.on*   Ebrary  Academic  Complete   106   EBSCO  eBook  Academic  Subscrip.on  Collec.on   24   Hiperkitap  e-­‐Kitap  Veritabanı   63   Knovel  E-­‐Books   22   Safari  E-­‐Books   19   Springer  Lecture  Notes  Series   8   World  Ebook  Library   38   *ANKOS members 75   86   94   98   103   106   0   20   40   60   80   100   120   2008   2009   2010   2011   2012   2013   #  Ebrary  subscribers   Aggregato r   32%   Publisher   68%   ANKOS  ebook  Providers   11  
  12. 12. e-­‐textbook  coverage  of  the  e-­‐book   packages   12  
  13. 13. ¨  “Given  that  the  UK  publishing  industry  generates   around  £200  million  annually  from  direct  sales  of   paper  textbooks  to  students,  working  out  an   appropriate  business  model  for  e-­‐textbooks  via  the   library  (in  a  world  of  co-­‐existence)  required  further   research  and  tes.ng”     Source:  JISC  na.onal  e-­‐books  observatory  project  (2009)  hmp://etextbook.jiscebooks.org     13  
  14. 14. ¨  “Douglas  County  Libraries  draws  upon  the   USA  Today  25  bestsellers  list,  which  includes  a  nice   mix  of  fic.on,  nonfic.on,  and  children’s  .tles.   Overall,  12  of  the  25  .tles  are  available  to  libraries   as  ebooks”   Source:  Harris,  Christopher  (2013)  DCL  May  Ebook  Price  Report:  The  Devil  Is  in  the   Details.  American  Libraries.  hmp://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/e-­‐content/dcl-­‐ may-­‐ebook-­‐price-­‐report-­‐devil-­‐details   14  
  15. 15. ¨  Turkish  e-­‐book  providers  are  on  the  rise  (idefix,   D&R,  mnet)  but  non  of  them  has  library  purchase   model     15  
  16. 16. ÖzÜ  as  an  example   ¨  At  ÖzÜ,  only  8%  of  the  course  readings  in  spring   2012  was  available  to  purchase  as  an  e-­‐book.     16  
  17. 17. issues  regarding  e-­‐textbook  purchase   ¨  Student  purchase  is  the  dominant  model   ¨  Most  publishers  don’t  supply  e-­‐versions  of  core   textbooks  via  libraries   ¨  Need  for  a  pricing  models  for  library-­‐delivered  e-­‐ textbooks   ¨  The  content  coverage  of  e-­‐book  packages  rarely  meet   the  needs  of  core  reading  lists  in  higher  educa.on   ¨  Inadequate  Turkish  content   ¨  DRM  policies  differs  from  one  publisher  to  another   ¨  Different  func.onali.es    on  mobile  environments   17  
  18. 18. the  way  forward   ¨  E-­‐textbooks  are  the  best  star.ng  point  to  engage   students  in  using  e-­‐books     ¨  Students  are  also  future  buyers  of  textbooks   ¨  Libraries  will  con.nue  to  spend  money  on   textbooks,  doesn’t  mamer  ıf  it  is  electronic  or  not   ¨  Publishers  want  to  sell,  libraries  wants  to   purchase,  users  want  to  read  but  current  business   models  lag  behınd   18  

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