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1 @ The University of Queensland Library Majella Pugh Associate Director, Collections & Information Resources Library Resources & Technology Service The University of Queensland S

2 UQ Library collection Recap on 2011 landscape UQ Library’s three year PDA trial Ongoing developments Outline

3 UQ Library Collection

4 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

5 UQ Library 2010: E-preferred policy 2011: 60/40 book funds allocated 2012: 80/20 -> 68/ : 69/ : 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

6 e-Book views: 2009: 90, : 341, : 1,554, : 1,664,089* (*incomplete) Full-text journal article downloads: 2009: 5,981, : 6,838, : 9,006, : 9,081,794* (*incomplete) COUNTER compliant licensed resources only E-collection UQ Library

7 Identifying ebooks for UQ Alerting services Academics CAUL offers Vendors Communities: blogs, elists… Patron Driven Acquisition model

8 Accessing UQ Library catalogue Discovery tool – SUMMON Publisher/ vendor websites Linked from Blackboard Known title Browse Search

9 2011 landscape

10 eBook users Source: Shrimplin et al, 2011 (content); modified Borchardt model Printers Technophiles Book Lovers Pragmatists

11 UQ statistics – big academic publishers

12 UQ Library print… & big academic e-publishers ` Print ContentMultiple SubjectsWide range Purchase ModelTitle by title; Approval; SO Licensen/a Totals 2010 Loans/Views583,792 Available Titles1,267,287 Ratio X:10.5 Top Title Loans/Views389 TopicCost accounting Top 10 Titles Loans/Views3,048 % of 2010 Loans/Views0.01% ≥1 Loan/View Titles283,863 % of Available22% ≥100 Loans/Views Titles71 % of Available0.01% # Loans/Views12,205 % of 2010 Loans/Views1% Springer Sciences Purchased entire years Multiple use 106,279 43, ,010 Economics 4,353 4% 9,103 21% % 21,195 20%

13 UQ statistics – aggregators

14 UQ Library – aggregators EBL ContentMultiple SubjectsWide range Purchase ModelTitle by title LicenseOpen (325 p/a) Totals 2010 Views17,732 Available Titles3,339 View Ratio X:15 Top Title Views254 TopicEcological economics Top 10 Titles Views1,861 % of 2010 Views10% ≥1 Views Titles2,886 % of Available86% ≥100 Views Titles17 % of Available0.5% # Views2,664 % of 2010 Views15% NetLibrary Multiple Wide range Title by title 1 concurrent user 14,141 1, Roman history 2,483 18% 1,429 76% 19 1% 3,480 25%

15 Patron Driven Acquisition (ebooks) Yum Cha: loads of choice

16 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

17 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

18 Why ebook PDA? Engagement Reduces footprint: repurpose space Relevance: Google Age Involvement in patron life/ leisure Streamlines workloads: time -> patrons

19 eBook PDA challenges MARC Duplication Not so new Etextbooks PDF flatness Inconsistent licensing/ DRM ILLs MONEY! Subject coverage User experience Students vs researchers Acquisitions workflows

20 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

21 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 21 st century role Organisation’s mission Hollywood mindset Patrons: trustworthiness A disruptive technology

22 UQ Library’s 3 year ebook PDA trial

23 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

24 UQ’s 3 year ebook PDA trial

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27 UQ Library: ongoing developments Bed-down YBP ebook PDA Progress print book PDA End of 2013: evaluate the 3 year PDA trial PDA recommendations, Continue to purchase relevant publisher files, as able Mine analytics Monitor vendors: buy-outs, PDF -> epub, devices CEIRAC (CAUL)

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