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2.c. Pursue the exploration of electronic books, in all aspects, including licensing, patron access, and printing capabilities

Pat Smith, Don Albrecht, Jeff Bullington, Cristi MacWaters, Teresa Negrucci, Rusty Scott


Analysis benefits of e books
Analysis: Benefits of E-Books aspects, including licensing, patron access, and printing capabilities

  • Increases availability & access to content

    • Simultaneous users

    • Elimination of theft

    • Patrons can access remotely

  • Saves space in building/no storage

  • Convenient access

    • Full text searching

    • Potential for mobility (handheld readers)


Analysis the e book landscape
Analysis: The E Book Landscape aspects, including licensing, patron access, and printing capabilities

  • Small % available electronically—15% of books that would have come on purchase plan=e

  • Publishers don’t publish simultaneously with print—average delay 5 months

  • Authentication issues—users must log on/extra step

  • DRM restrictions for sharing via ILL

  • Many platforms/many formats


Analysis csu landscape
Analysis: CSU Landscape aspects, including licensing, patron access, and printing capabilities

  • Over 108,000 e books in library catalog (LC)

  • Many packages: Springer, Safari, NetLibrary, Gale, Knovel, Oxford Online Reference, etc.

  • 3 multipublisher platforms: Ebrary, NetLibrary, and EBL (almost signed)

  • We order individual titles in e; replace lost books in e; order reference titles in e

  • We load free/open access e books


Operationalization priorities
Operationalization aspects, including licensing, patron access, and printing capabilities/Priorities

  • High: CSUL is working with e vendors. Will add EBL records into catalog for selected publishers

  • High: Alliance working with EBL and other e vendors to get discounts/share titles purchased by Alliance members

  • Low/Medium: Print on Demand—Espresso Machine, Springer model

    • Potential revenue stream for bookstore or library

  • High: TF on E book publicity established and working on FAQ’s, other publicity


Operationalization priorities1
Operationalization aspects, including licensing, patron access, and printing capabilities/Priorities

  • High: Increase access to additional e books via citation linker (SFX) (underway)

  • Medium: additional exploration for new e book products, including e texts & library/bookstore role

  • Medium: additional exploration into Print on Demand via Espresso Machine in cooperation with Alliance.


Pondering the future e book market still unpredictable
Pondering the future: e book market still unpredictable aspects, including licensing, patron access, and printing capabilities

  • Publishers not uniformly responsive to new models and simultaneous publishing

  • Will there be a simpler model combining multiple platforms/predictable pricing/standard licensing/standard formats?

  • User interfaces need work/Authentication simplified via Shibboleth?


Questions
Questions aspects, including licensing, patron access, and printing capabilities

  • Will users accept e books in all disciplines? * How do we support/help users?

  • What new workflows needed?

  • Will POD be used? Espresso machines? Effect on ILL?

  • What impact will reader devices have, will there be a standard?

  • Will the library have a role with e-textbooks? Or with Bookstore?


One really good article
*One aspects, including licensing, patron access, and printing capabilitiesreally good article

  • Foster, Gavin, and Eric Remy. “E-Books for Academe: a Study from Gettysburg College” (Research Bulletin, #21). Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, 2009.

  • http://www.educause.edu/ecar


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