E-Books in Ohio

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Jennifer Bazeley, Miami University Libraries
ALAO CMIG workshop
March 22, 2013

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E-Books in Ohio

  1. 1. E-BOOKS IN OHIO: WHAT’S A LIBRARIAN TO DO? Jennifer Bazeley Head, Collection Access & Acquisitions Miami University Libraries ALAO CMIG Workshop March 22, 2013
  2. 2. Decisions         Duplication vs. De-duplication Blind vs. Advertised Mediated vs. Unmediated Librarian selection vs. Profile Short term loan vs. Perpetual access Downloading vs. Online use Single-user vs. Multiple user Deposit vs. Pay as you go
  3. 3. Vendor  Invoicing  Via e-book vendor  Via intermediary (e.g., YBP)  Catalog Records  In-house  OCLC WorldCat Partners  YBP or other vendor
  4. 4. Track, Code, Review, Document  Track batch loads of bib records  Code PDA bib records for easy retrieval  Code PDA order records for options  Review weekly usage reports  Document PDA details for staff
  5. 5. ebrary  Strengths      Easy to work with large PDA lists in admin MARC records available via admin Intuitive in-browser reading options Detailed, granular reporting on use Downloading feature optional  Weaknesses      Mobile app & authentication complicated Admin fund management non-intuitive Customer support response time Platform silo Free bib records not OCLC records
  6. 6. EBSCO  Strengths  Seamless integration with EBSCO products  EBSCO “brand”  Responsive customer support  Downloading feature optional  Free OCLC records EBSCO/WorldCat Partners  Nice mobile app  Weaknesses  EBSCO Collection Manager (admin) underdeveloped  PDA usage reports lack details
  7. 7. Jennifer Bazeley bazelejw@miamioh.edu

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