Presentation on theme: "Springer Workshop on eBooks February 2014"— Presentation transcript:
1 Springer Workshop on eBooks February 2014 Tiberius IgnatScientific Knowledge Services
2 About Scientific Knowledge Services SKS is Swiss company backed up by 20 years of experience in working with academic, public and research libraries.We started in 1993, selling print books and journals to academic, research and public libraries.In 2001 we started to sell electronic products like bibliographic databases, e-journals and e-books.
3 About Scientific Knowledge Services With a focus on our customers’ objectives, we aim to create a partnership with our clients where their individuality is recognized and for which we are ready to provide customized services to the maximum efficiency.We work closely with our customers, offering services and products so that they can connect knowledge with their patronsSKS policy is to become a trusted partner of libraries in Hungary, exceeding the role of a vendor. We are open to propose a partnership in which our customers gain not only access to high impact scientific information at decent prices, but also balanced information about products, transparent negotiations and our commitment to work togather in promoting, make efficient use and continously evaluate these academic resources.
4 About Scientific Knowledge Services We are ready to team up with you and deliver unprecedent and objective bibliometric studies in wich YOU will be able to take important decisions about the products you choose to deliver to your patrons. This includes practical applications of Bradford Law, Citations and Co-citations Analysis, Cost- Benefit Analysis, The Precision and Recall of your Information and Retrieval Systems.Although now over 85% of our turnover is made from electronic publications, SKS still continue supplying organizations with print materials, at their choice.
5 A Note On PricesUsing our services you will benefit of the same price structure for customers as working directly with publishers. In other words, customers will take a great benefit of building an efficient and transparent relation with publishers, at the same price paid for products and services.
6 Springer eBooks Trial in Hungary, 2013 A Summary Of ResultsTIBERIUS IGNAT
7 INSTITUTIONS (alphabetic order) 1. Central European University 2. Corvinus Budapest University 3. Debrecen University 4. Eötvös Lorand University 5. Library of the Hungarian Academy of Science 6. Miskolc University 7. Pannon University 8. Pecs Univeristy 9. Szeged University 10. Szent István Egyetem 11. University of Technology and Economics
8 Usage per institutions Name of universityFeb-Mar 2013No. of visits%University of Technology and Economics109,21528%Eötvös Lorand University93,91724%Corvinus Budapest University41,73211%Debrecen University39,13510%Library of the Hungarian Academy of Science29,4078%Pecs University25,8267%Szeged University23,1146%Pannon University13,0473%Miskolc University5,7922%Szent István Egyetem2,8491%Central European University1,935Total385,969100%
11 eBooks Usage In A Closed Comparison Name of universityNo. Ebooks (titles)%University of Technology and Economics6,871100%Eötvös Lorand University5,20676%Library of the Hungarian Academy of Science2,67939%Corvinus Budapest University2,61138%Debrecen University2,52137%Szeged University2,36434%Pecs University1,85827%Pannon University1,25018%Miskolc University6219%Central European University4186%Szent István Egyetem3014%Total26,700
13 Usage per eBooks Packages eBook packageUsage%Biomedical and Life Sciences48,97113%Mathematics and Statistics47,47912%Computer Science43,49011%Business and Economics38,08210%Medicine37,018Engineering36,673Earth and Environmental Science29,4748%Physics and Astronomy21,3576%Chemistry and Materials Science21,1715%Humanities, Social Science and Law18,964Others*43,290Total385,969100%
16 ConclusionsThe conclusion of this report reveals great interest for Springer eBooks tested by a great number of academics and recommends a national approach. Individual purchases are possible, but better conditions will be obtained over EISZ Consortium.