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S. @ The University of Queensland Library. Majella Pugh Associate Director, Collections & Information Resources Library Resources & Technology Service The University of Queensland. Outline. UQ Library collection Recap on 2011 landscape UQ Library ’ s three year PDA trial

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@ the university of queensland library

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@ The University of Queensland Library

Majella Pugh

Associate Director, Collections & Information Resources

Library Resources & Technology Service

The University of Queensland

slide2

Outline

  • UQ Library collection
  • Recap on 2011 landscape
  • UQ Library’s three year PDA trial
  • Ongoing developments
slide3

UQ Library

  • Collection
uq library collection
UQ Library collection
  • Largest in Queensland
  • Held across 14 locations
          • new warehouse – Gatton campus
  • One of the largest Australian academic collections
  • Over 2 million volumes
  • Over 85,000 distinct journal titles in electronic and/or print format
  • Over 900 networked databases, linking users to content
  • Multiple copies of textbooks, including in High Use for quick access
  • Over 30,000 DVDs and videocassettes
  • Extensive manuscript, microform and pictorial collections
          • digitisation campaign
  • Over 500,000 ebooks
ebooks @ uq library
eBooks @ UQ Library
  • 2010: E-preferred policy
  • 2011: 60/40 book funds allocated
      • 2012: 80/20 -> 68/32
      • 2013: 69/31
  • 2012: allocated ~$3.5m to ebooks
  • 20+ vendors – publishers & aggregators
  • Purchase for online use – device use, secondary
  • Cover academic subject spectrum: humanities -> sciences
          • little English fiction
  • Outright purchase preferred over subscriptions: archival rights
  • Full MARC LCSH records – acquired, not in-house
e collection use @ uq library
E-collection use @ UQ Library
  • e-Book views:
  • 2009: 90,831
  • 2010: 341,520
  • 2011: 1,554,018
  • 2012: 1,664,089*
  • (*incomplete)
  • Full-text journal article downloads:
  • 2009: 5,981,231
  • 2010: 6,838,379
  • 2011: 9,006,864
  • 2012: 9,081,794*
  • (*incomplete)
  • COUNTER compliant licensed resources only
slide7

Identifyingebooks for UQ

  • Alerting services
  • Academics
  • CAUL offers
  • Vendors
  • Communities: blogs, elists…
  • Patron Driven Acquisition model
slide8

Accessing ebooks @ UQ

  • Library catalogue
  • Discovery tool – SUMMON
  • Publisher/ vendor websites
  • Linked from Blackboard
  • Known title
  • Browse
  • Search
slide10

eBook users

Printers

Printers

Technophiles

Book Lovers

Pragmatists

Source: Shrimplin et al, 2011 (content); modified Borchardt model

slide15

Patron

Driven

Acquisition

(ebooks)

Yum Cha: loads of choice

what is ebook pda
What is ebook PDA?
  • Profile-driven model – subjects
  • Parameters: level, years, language, format…
  • MARC
  • Triggered
  • Auto-purchase
  • Short term loans (STL)
  • Authorised patrons
  • Buy at point of need: JIT
  • Deposit, or monthly bill
  • High ROI
why ebook pda collections
Why ebook PDA?Collections
  • Introduces volume – fast
  • Seamless
  • Immediate access
  • STL = try before buy
  • No OOP risk
  • Targets gaps
  • Meets short term needs – fast
  • Adds high demand, high risk items
  • Streamlines Acquisitions staff workflows
why ebook pda engagement
Why ebook PDA?Engagement
  • Reduces footprint: repurpose space
  • Relevance: Google Age
  • Involvement in patron life/ leisure
  • Streamlines workloads: time -> patrons
ebook pda challenges
eBook PDA challenges
  • ILLs
  • MONEY!
  • Subject coverage
  • User experience
  • Students vs researchers
  • Acquisitions workflows
  • MARC
  • Duplication
  • Not so new
  • Etextbooks
  • PDF flatness
  • Inconsistent licensing/ DRM
lessons learned ebook pda
Lessons learned (ebook PDA)
  • Communication: cultural shift
  • Clear goals
  • Start small – stage $ release
  • Monitor billing
  • Review STL/ trigger point
  • STL inevitably results in purchase
  • Reading lists
  • Tweak profiles
  • Previous use best indicates LT use
  • No rapid change subjects
  • Latest 3-5 years
  • Set and stick to budget
  • Back-up plan
a disruptive technology
A disruptive technology
  • eBook PDA exposes philosophical issues
  • Challenges key value propositions:
      • Librarians central to expert selection
      • Library collections as monuments to scholarship
  • Google Books, Project Muse, JSTOR, HathiTrust
  • Library’s 21st century role
  • Organisation’s mission
  • Hollywood mindset
  • Patrons: trustworthiness
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UQ Library’s

3 year

ebook PDA trial

uq s 3 year ebook pda trial
UQ’s 3 year ebook PDA trial
  • Year 1: ebrary (2011) – auto-purchase
  • Year 2: EBL (2012) – 1 STL -> auto-purchase
  • Year 3: 3 vendors via Yankee Book Peddler (YBP) (2013)
      • 2 STLs -> auto-purchase
      • De-duping
uq library ongoing developments
UQ Library: ongoing developments
  • Bed-down YBP ebook PDA
  • Progress print book PDA
  • End of 2013: evaluate the 3 year PDA trial
  • PDA recommendations, 2014+
  • Continue to purchase relevant publisher files, as able
  • Mine analytics
  • Monitor vendors: buy-outs, PDF -> epub, devices
  • CEIRAC (CAUL)