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Review Of Net Library March 2010


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Review Of Net Library March 2010

  1. 1. Review of NetLibrary agreement + other consortium deals Sue Mace, WHELF Development Officer
  2. 2. <ul><li>Outline </li></ul><ul><li>How it all began </li></ul><ul><li>Where we are now </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges – NetLibrary </li></ul><ul><li>Other consortium deals </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion – questions for you </li></ul><ul><li>Way forward - actions </li></ul>
  3. 3. WHELF's mission: collaboration and partnership WHELF's mission is to promote library and information services co-operation, to encourage the exchange of ideas, to provide a forum for mutual support and to help facilitate new initiatives in library and information service provision. WHELF actively promotes the work of higher education libraries in Wales and provides a focus for the development of new ideas and services.
  4. 4. <ul><li>Project objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a WHELF NetLibrary shared collection </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a WHELF Group capable of discussing consolidated ebook purchases with other suppliers </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Project outline </li></ul><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) – 538 titles </li></ul>
  6. 6. Launch! <ul><li>National Library </li></ul><ul><li>December 2007 </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Where we are now </li></ul><ul><li>612 titles – an increase of (only) 74 titles in 2 years) </li></ul><ul><li>Titles available to all HE libraries in Wales </li></ul><ul><li>2 simultaneous accesses per title </li></ul><ul><li>Each institution has an agreement with OCLC </li></ul><ul><li>Supply of MARC records </li></ul>
  8. 8. Collection & Usage Reports
  9. 9. Total records returned now averages around 500 per month during the term Total accesses 2007 2008 2009 2010 January 3178 3879 5096 February 2403 2921 3356 March 2660 3892 April 3080 3534 May 1935 3049 October 2875 4133 5417 November 2923 4406 6139
  10. 10. <ul><li>Barriers to expansion </li></ul><ul><li>Two institutions have to agree to buy the same title </li></ul><ul><li>This is slow (emailing the list) and cumbersome (lots of hoops to jump through) and expensive (first purchaser has to raise an invoice to the second) and patchy (everyone has to look out for and download the MARC records) </li></ul><ul><li>Changing any of this has proved problematic </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty in selecting titles when time is limited – and not all publishers allow their titles to be part of a consortial deal </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Which way next? </li></ul><ul><li>Expand the collection by importing all the double copies – annually? </li></ul><ul><li>Buy a second copy of existing single copies </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrate on special projects, for example, PGCTHE </li></ul><ul><li>Carry on as we are </li></ul><ul><li>Or ... </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>or ... </li></ul><ul><li>do we abandon the NetLibrary collection – leaving it as it is now? </li></ul><ul><li>and look for other consortium deals? </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>What’s happening elsewhere? </li></ul><ul><li>NoWAL experience – the NetLibrary deal </li></ul><ul><li>Joint consortial tender in England </li></ul><ul><ul><li>– NoWAL, NEYAL, MUAL, LUPC, SUPC </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Other offers? </li></ul><ul><li>Coutts - MyiLibrary </li></ul><ul><li>dawsonera </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Questions for you </li></ul><ul><li>How is the NetLibrary deal working for you in practice? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you wish to carry on ordering new titles? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you agree to add your e-books to the collection (where there are already 2 copies in Wales?) </li></ul><ul><li>Would you wish to purchase second copies from the list of single copies? </li></ul><ul><li>Any other ideas to build up the collection? </li></ul><ul><li>Views on other consortium deals? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Would you prefer a joint Wales-wide collection with another supplier – which opens up content to all of Wales? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or better individual terms with suppliers, negotiated on behalf of Wales? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which other suppliers are being used in Wales? Models? </li></ul></ul>