Ancillary—books on graphic design, branding, logos, gardens
That being said, let’s talk about Ebooks in the consumer market a bit. The reason I am approaching this subject today is due to user expectation. Our library users expect the same sorts of behavior from academic ebooks that they experience with their Kindle. This is not the case however, as we will explore in the “pros and cons” section later in this talk, and dealing with academic ebooks can become less about easy access and more about managing expectations.
Judge overturned a 2008 settlement in which Google and the Authors Guild and Association of American Publishers reached an agreement to make content available. 15 million books have been scanned at this time in an attempt to create a universal digital library. What will happen next?
Harper Collins caps a license at 26 check outs, rather than 100 or unlimited. For a two week check out, this equals one year of use. Harper is the 2nd largest ebook publisher.
Given our collection criteria, these were the subject areas that we felt comfortable collecting in.
Wiley has downloadablepdf’s.
Website versus NYU catalog, ezproxy problems.
One at a Time: Recent Experiences in Ebook Title Selection for an Art and Design School Library
One at a Time: Recent Experiences in Ebook Title Selection for an Art and Design School LibraryARLIS-NA Education Subcommittee Webinar<br />Sarah Falls<br />Director of the Library<br />New York School of Interior Design<br />July 21, 2011<br />email@example.com<br />
Ebooks sold by library vendors such as Ebrary (ProQuest), NetLibrary(Ebsco) and others<br />Books that contain scholarly or research based content<br />Art and Architecture subjects, but also those ancillary to Art and Design history and reference works<br />Today we’ll be talking about…<br />
Background on Ebooks for consumers<br />Project Guttenberg in 1971<br />Readers hit the market 1998-2000<br />Clifford Lynch article 2001<br />Sony Reader 2006<br />Kindle 2007 , 2-3 million Kindles sold by 2009, <br /> Amazon sells more downloads than physical books <br />Dec. 2009<br />
New York School of Interior Design Library facts<br />15,000 books and journals<br />Two campuses, Grad and Undergrad—library in Undergrad<br />750 students with median age of 29, many local commuters <br />Many commuter students/non-residential<br />Many new programs, MFA 1, MPS in Sustainable Design, MPS in Lighting, MFA in Historic Preservation, MFA in Healthcare Design <br />Before July 2010, no full text journal offerings or Ebooks, outdated website and no Ezproxy<br />Library is full, without ability to expand due to floor load problems<br />Background on NYSID<br />
More outside factors drove Ebook acquisitions rather than content motivations<br />New Graduate Center with no library<br />New programs—particularly one on sustainability<br />Fewer physical books on shelves<br />Provide general reference collection to the Grad Center and those at home<br />Textbooks<br />NYSID Needed Ebooks to Support:<br />
Importance of images relative to text<br />Text of primary importance to collection (i.e. should it be collected as a matter of record) or ancillary to collection?<br />Software manual<br />Was it to be used as a reserve title, core text or textbook—particularly for the Grad Center?<br />Edition—how soon will a new addition be available?<br />Software platform? Ease of use, use with mobile devices, added value available through searching?<br />Fewer platforms, the better (fewer license agreements, vendor relationships, catalog record sources and software types to learn and teach)<br />Single or Multiple user license available?<br />Core titles from Ebrary, with some collecting from Oxford U.P. and Wiley<br />Collection Development Criteria<br />
General Reference Books on Fine/Decorative Arts, Architecture, Interior DesignArchitectural and Design TheoryProfessional PracticeSustainabilityLandscape Architecture<br />Subject Areas That Fit Criteria<br />
EBook never wears out and don’t take shelf space<br />Reach a broader audience<br />Students don’t have to buy textbooks with MUPO titles<br />Emergence of the Ipad helps with Ebrary web based book<br />----------------------<br />Students expect content to be portable and downloadable, even to phones<br />Some titles aren’t available as SUPO and were in heavy use<br />Multiple platforms and software types are confusing to students <br />Ebrary is not easy to use and terrible to print from<br />Hard time with consortial catalog—a year out, Ebooks still not in catalog properly<br />Pros/Cons<br />
Dealt with YBP to obtain Ebrary books, initial links were bad<br />Wiley Interscience supplies MARC through OCLC, but will not supply this way if purchased through YBP<br />NYU consortium cataloging problematic—we were first institution outside NYU to purchase and add records to BobCat. <br />One year from date of purchase to add records to catalog, problems with proxy mean the link is still not operable and NYU didn’t add non-Ebrary titles<br />Plain old SNAFU’s<br />
Art/Design school students who browse for content<br />Placing Ebooks in a place where they can find them—not on the physical shelf—discoverability<br />Can they re-use images from Ebooks with the same ease they can scan them from books<br />Considering the User in the long-term<br />
What will the outcome of the Proquest/Ebrary merger be? Improvements to the interface?<br />How will licensing effect use of MUPO’s?<br />How can we integrate Google content with searching in our catalog? Not presently supported by BobCat.<br />What will the future of Google Books be?<br />Curating of Open Access titles for addition to catalog?<br />Should we buy from additional vendors?<br />Can we have enough Ebooks to truly support the Grad Center?<br />Will the image continue to hold back publication of art/architecture related Ebooks?<br />Should the format of the book be replicated in digital format for the Arts/Architecture?<br />Upcoming Challenges<br />
Horizon Report 2011: http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2011-Horizon-Report.pdf<br />Names Ebooksand Mobile devices as the #1 technologies hitting campuses right now (for second year in a row) and their impact.<br />No Shelf Required (blog): http://www.libraries.wright.edu/noshelfrequired/<br />Blog by librarian covers all the up-to-date news on the topic for Academic libraries. It’s quite thorough. <br /> <br />No Shelf Required (book) by Sue Polanka, 2010.<br />Clifford Lynch, 2001 article on the future of Ebooks from First Monday. <br />http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/864/773<br />Reading Revolutions: Online digital text and implications for reading in academe by Barry W. Cull. First Monday, Volume 16, Number 6 - 6 June 2011<br />http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3340/2985<br />Sources consulted and recommended<br />
Since March, NYSID has purchased 55 new Ebook titles specializing in building types<br />Subscription to Credo reference provided 100 reference books on one, flexible platform<br />NYSID is considering PDA for Academic year 2012-13. <br />Questions or thoughts? <br />Sarah Falls<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />Follow-up, final thoughts, questions<br />