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Snapshots of Brooklyn Public Library’s Downloadable Collections and of an IFLA Sponsored eBook Survey. Tomorrow’s Library in a World of Digits:  Publishers and Librarians Share Concerns, Ideas and Opinions for New Mutually Beneficial Models BookExpo America May 27, 2010

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The numbers

Snapshots of Brooklyn Public Library’s Downloadable Collections and of an IFLA Sponsored eBook Survey

Tomorrow’s Library in a World of Digits:  Publishers and Librarians Share Concerns, Ideas and Opinions for New Mutually Beneficial Models

BookExpo America

May 27, 2010

Presented by Michael Santangelo

Electronic Resources Analyst

Brooklyn Public Library


The numbers

The Numbers


Collection by format

Collection by Format


Collection

Collection


Collection ebook vs eaudio

Collection: eBook vs. eAudio


Users

Users


Usage

Usage


Usage ebook vs eaudio

Usage: eBook vs. eAudio


Public library ebook usage around the country

Public Library eBook Usage Around the Country


Basics

Basics

  • Conducted in 2008/2009

  • 41 participants

  • 80% served populations over 500K

  • 40 out of 41 had eBook/eAudio collections

  • 38 out of 41 had materials budgets over $1 million


Results budgetary

Results (Budgetary)

  • 46.3% had allocated money from physical materials collection budgets to downloadable materials collection budgets

  • 46.3% had separate line for all downloadable materials

  • 46.3% included in electronic resources budget


Results collections

Results (Collections)

  • Adobe Reader PDF eBooks and eAudiobooks were the most popular formats

  • 58.5% preferred simultaneous usage models to traditional one person/one checkout models

  • 34 out of 41 purchased titles for all age levels.

  • 58.5% had non-circulating reference eBooks

  • Only 2 library systems circulated preloaded MP3 players.

  • 14 library systems allowed patrons to download content inside the library.


Results circulation

Results (Circulation)

  • 40 out of 41 included downloadables in circulation statistics

  • 13 out of 41 included downloadables in overall circulation statistics

  • 88% saw growth in circulation after adding downloadable collections


Results vendors

Results (Vendors)

  • 32 out of 41 started with NetLibrary

  • Vendor Partners

    • 90% Overdrive

    • 73% NetLibrary

    • 49% Cengage(Gale)

  • Preferred vendor qualities:

    • Ease of use for library customers

    • Multiple platforms

    • Allow for local branding

    • Wide selection of titles and formats


Contact information

Contact Information

Michael Santangelo

Brooklyn Public Library

[email protected]


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