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national e-books observatory project

Core reading list e-books


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core reading list e-books invitation to tender

Caren Milloy

E-books Project Manager, JISC Collections


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introduction

  • Why bid?

  • Bidder requirements

  • Timescales

  • Evaluation process

  • Bidding process

  • Questions


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advantages and benefits

  • Opportunity to take part in a unique JISC funded national e-book project

  • Nationally funded two-year licence fee allowing exploration of the impacts of free at the point of use e-books upon traditional print sales within a low risk environment

  • Unique deep log data on e-book users, behaviours and patterns of use

  • Empirical evidence to inform the promotion of e-books to higher education

  • Opportunity to raise awareness of e-books and their potential in education


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bidder requirements

  • Support core reading for UK higher education taught course students in:

    • Business and Management Studies

    • Engineering

    • Medicine (not mental health or nursing)

    • Media Studies

  • Most recent editions, published in or after 2000

  • Suitable for students studying in the UK


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bidder requirements continued

  • Make available through platforms

  • Model licence for e-books

  • Quantity of hard copy editions of proposed titles for last three years and during the two year licence period

  • Cooperate with the deep log analysis team

  • Provide free MARC records for each title


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timescales

  • Proposal deadline – 23rd April 2007

  • Proposal evaluation period – May – July 2007

  • Awarding of bids – 31st July 2007

  • Licensing period – August 2007

  • Signing of two year licenses – 1st September 2007 – 31st August 2009

  • Delivery of e-books on platforms – 12th September 2007

  • Deep log analysis – 1st January 2008 – 31st December 2008

  • Analysis and writing up – January - March 2009

  • Next steps – April 2009 – August 2009


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evaluation process

  • Stage 1 evaluation: The JISC national e-books observatory project board

  • Stage 2 evaluations: The JISC higher education community will be consulted on the proposed e-books and asked to prioritise the e-books within the four subject areas.

  • Stage 3 evaluation: The JISC national e-books observatory project board will agree the final list of e-books to be funded.

  • Evaluation criteria will be used to evaluate the proposed e-books. The criteria is in section 11 of the tender document.


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bidding process

  • Read the tender carefully

  • Submit proposed e-books against the criteria specified in section 6 and 10 of the tender and in the format requested

  • Complete Form of Tender, Cover Sheet and Certificate of Bona Fide Tender

  • No longer than 10 pages

  • 4 print copies in enveloped clearly marked

  • 12:00 GMT on Monday 23rd April 2007


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Questions?

  • Tender document is available - please ask for the document

  • Questions?

  • www.jiscebooksproject.org

  • [email protected]


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