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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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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

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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