Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

The Welsh e-books consortium

967 views

Published on

Presentation covering the Welsh Ebooks. Part of the Digital literacy in an e-world 2008: the 8th Annual E-Books Conference which took place Thu 30 Oct 2008, delivered by Dr Paul Riley, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

The Welsh e-books consortium

  1. 1. The Welsh e-books consortium <ul><li>Paul Riley </li></ul><ul><li>University of Wales Institute, Cardiff </li></ul><ul><li>30 October 2008 </li></ul>
  2. 3. Outline <ul><li>WHELF </li></ul><ul><li>E book project </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul>
  3. 5. WHELF’s Mission <ul><li>Raise the profile of services and developments in Welsh HE library and information services in our own institutions, in Wales and beyond </li></ul><ul><li>Influence policy makers and funders on matters of shared interest </li></ul><ul><li>Implement collaborative services and developments for the mutual benefit of members institutions and their users </li></ul><ul><li>Work with other organisations, sectors and domains in support of the development of a cooperative library network in Wales and the UK </li></ul><ul><li>Provide mutual support and opportunities for the sharing of good practice through meetings, mailing lists etc </li></ul><ul><li>Provide staff development and training opportunities for member institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Collect, disseminate and evaluate statistics from member institutions </li></ul>
  4. 6. Welsh Collaboration in Action
  5. 7. Background <ul><li>Collaboration review </li></ul><ul><li>Action Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Conference </li></ul>
  6. 8. Project Objectives <ul><li>Establish a WHELF NetLibrary shared collection </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a WHELF Group capable of discussing consolidated e book purchases with other suppliers </li></ul>
  7. 9. Project Outline <ul><li>Establish Steering Group (April 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Identify required titles on institution by institution basis (May 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Assess consolidated list for duplication and uniqueness (June 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Refine list and agree titles to take (July 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Begin agreement (August 2007) </li></ul>
  8. 11. Outcomes <ul><li>Purchased 538 titles plus a further 50 since August </li></ul><ul><li>Each institution has an agreement with OCLC </li></ul><ul><li>Supply of MARC records </li></ul>
  9. 12. Usage September 2007 1077 October 2007 2875 April 2008 3080 September 2008 1206
  10. 13. Evaluation <ul><li>Usage of initial collection </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty in agreeing further title selection </li></ul><ul><li>Forum for sharing good practice </li></ul><ul><li>University of Wales </li></ul>
  11. 14. Next steps <ul><li>All Wales collection </li></ul><ul><li>Other suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Cross sectoral </li></ul>
  12. 15. Next steps <ul><li>Partnership approach </li></ul><ul><li>Better selection mechanism </li></ul><ul><li>Continue working with NetLibrary </li></ul><ul><li>Other collaborative purchasing </li></ul>
  13. 16. <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

×