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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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