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Book Expo America

eBook Experience

May 30th to June 1st, 2003 – Los Angeles, CA

Library Best Practices for eBook and Digital Materials Circulation

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Digital Libraries Today

  • Types of Libraries

  • Models

    • Usage

    • Interface

    • Business

  • Features

  • Vendors

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Types of Libraries

  • Public

  • Academic

    • K-12

    • Higher Education

  • Research

  • Institutional

  • Corporate

  • Special

  • Consortia

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eLibrary Usage Models

  • Check out, Online reading

  • Check out, Offline reading (download)

  • Simultaneous Use, Online Reading

  • Browser-based Reading

  • Device/Reader Based Reading

    • Adobe Reader, Palm Reader, MS Reader

    • PC, Laptop, PDA, Dedicated Devices (RocketBook)

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eLibrary Business Models

  • Content Fees

    • One Patron, One Book

      • Similar to Existing Print Model

    • Usage Fees

      • Charges based on Actual Usage (e.g. Dialog)

    • Site License Fees

      • Based on Number of Patrons or Potential Patrons

      • Similar to Database Model (e.g. Gale, Ebsco, Proquest)

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eLibrary Features

  • ILS Integration

    • Authentication

    • Circulation

    • OPAC and MARC support

  • Patron Catalog Interface

    • Library Branded vs. Vendor Branded

  • Catalog of Titles

    • Focus/Strength on Specific Content Types

    • Individual Title Purchases vs. “Collection” Purchases

    • Open to titles from other suppliers

  • On-line Library Administration

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eLibrary Vendors

Available Today

  • netLibrary

  • ebrary

  • OverDrive – Digital Library Reserve

  • Baker & Taylor – ED

    Coming Soon…

  • Follett

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  • Launched in 1998

  • Most widely deployed eBook Library System

  • Now owned by OCLC

  • Checkout system

  • Read On-line

  • Purchase Pre-defined Collections of eBooks

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ebrary Overview

  • ebrary is a Database

    • Scholarly, professional & trade books, and other authoritative documents launched in late 2001

  • Partnerships

    • Over 160 Publishers

    • Major library vendors (Bowker, SIRSI)

    • US: Regional networks and consortia

    • Worldwide: Book wholesalers and resellers (Blackwell’s)

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ebrary for Libraries

  • Never checked out, simultaneous access

  • Title and publisher growth: 20,000+ titles, 160 publishers now vs. 8,000 titles, 60 publishers in 2001

  • Integration

    • ILS, MARC 21 records

    • Existing digital digital resources, InfoTools

  • Full-text search and browse

  • ICOLC compliant reporting

  • Online replica of printed book

  • Familiar population-based pricing model

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Powerful Research Tools Using PDF

  • ebrary InfoTools™

  • Word level interaction

    • Links to ILS system

    • Linking w/databases and digital resources

      • library or web

    • Definitions, maps, biographies, translations

  • Navigation

  • Annotations, highlighting, bookmarks

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  • Extensive Title Catalog

    • NYT Best Sellers to University Presses and more

  • Library Branding

    • Library – Patron relationship reinforced

    • Eases and Encourages Patron Acceptance of eBooks

  • Integrated Solution

    • MARC Record for all eBooks

    • Authentication and Circulation integrated with ILS

  • Open System

    • Library develops eBook collection from a variety of sources

  • Librarian sets all Policies

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Baker & Taylor

• An established partner

Long-standing relationships with thousands of publishers

• Knowledge of the library market

Celebrating 175 years serving public, school and academic libraries

• Print and digital integration

The only supplier to deliver book, video, music, spoken word and eBook materials

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The library’s branding

Presents the eBook service to patrons as yours, not Baker & Taylor’s

• An integrated solution

Integrated into collection development, standing order, approval and other Baker & Taylor library services

• Serving the patron

High quality, easy to use patron interface supporting online and

offline reading

• Peace of mind

The stability of a 175 year old library service partner

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Link from Library’s Web Site to ED

•Access ED via the Internet

– Patron within library

– Patron outside library (home, office, dormitory, etc.)

•Search capability

– Library’s eBook collection (within ED)

– Search all or specified categories

– Search metadata

– Search full text, with results prioritized for relevancy

•Browse / Preview the eBook

•Checkout the eBook

– Online or Offline (Download)

•If all copies are checked out

– View table of contents and select portions of text

– Request e-mail notification when item becomes available

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The library…

–Sets checkout terms

–Assigns patron types

–Assigns eBook types

–Sets terms by Patron / eBook type

–Blocks specific patrons if needed

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  • Follett Library Resources (FLR) will be selling eBooks to k-12 Libraries later this year

  • Book Wholesalers, Inc. (BWI) will be selling eBooks to public libraries later this year

  • Follett handles eBooks just like print books except without any boxes

  • The library will select and order eBooks just like they do with print books

  • Supply the MARC record for every title we sell

  • Patrons will search and select eBooks through the OPAC just like they do with print books

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For more information

Library Special Interest Group

Nick Bogaty

[email protected]