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The Springer eBook Collection Heather Ruland Staines Senior Manager eOperations Springer Science + Business Media Auditorio del Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, MUAC Octubre 20-22, 2010 How eBooks enhance research and study…
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks2 Agenda What is an eBook? Perception of eBooks, and how are they used? Springer eBooks: business models and features. eBook usage and discoverability Innovations: eBook readers Summary & Conclusions
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks3 Digital representation of printed material Available in PDF and/or HTML, etc. Can be fully indexed Can be fully searchable (OPAC, Google, publisher platform, etc.) Readable on any PC, eReader or PDA Can have extra features, such as audio, video, etc. Potentially unlimited amount of copies = users eBook chapters are findable because of metadata! What is an eBook?
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks4 Springer‘s eBook Program and Experiences in the Market Launched eBooks in 2006, Springer has digitized over 40,000 books Over 500 North American Libraries have adopted Springer eBook Collections Consortia Agreements with Committee for Institutional Cooperation, OhioLINK, California Digital Library, Ontario Council of University Libraries, et. al. Recipient of 2006 Best Information Product, London Online
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks5 This is a Springer eBook The contentThe bibliographic information PDF can be downloaded, saved, printed or put on an eReader
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks6 Unlimited access to eBooks – Every end user to have unlimited 24/7 access, when and where ever they want, to enhance the role scientific literature plays in the research process. Paper subscription modelOnline database model eBooks + print books = more research
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks8 Agenda What is an eBook? Perception of eBooks, and how are they used? Springer eBooks: business models and features. eBook usage and discoverability Innovations: eBook readers Summary & Conclusions
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks9 Major Changes Observed Source: 2008 Global Student eBook study: eBrary
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks10 Global User Base of Academic / Scholarly Information “One needs to read books, before one can understand (scientific) journals”
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks11 Agenda What is an eBook? Perception of eBooks, and how are they used? Springer eBooks: business models and features. eBook usage and discoverability Innovations: eBook readers Summary & Conclusions
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks12 Leading Publishers: Number of Books Published (Data from www.puballey.com; if a book is published simultaneously in hard- and paperback editions, only the hardback edition was included)www.puballey.com 3,959 3,408 2,459 1,260 1,274 1,201 1,566 779 327 Number of English-Language Titles Published in 2009
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks13 eBook Collection Springer’s eBook Collection includes the following content types: – eBooks Textbooks, Monographs, Atlases, and more – eReference Works Handbooks and Major Reference Works – eBook Series Organized into 12 Subject Collections ~ Available on SpringerLink
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks14 eBooks can be purchased in 12 annual Subject Collections Subject Collections 2010 copyright yearnumber of books Behavioral Science40 Biomedical and Life Science340 Business and Economics215 Chemistry and Materials Science185 Computer Science780 Earth and Environmental Science175 Engineering445 Humanities, Social Science & Law260 Mathematics and Statistics365 Medicine325 Physics and Astronomy250 Professional Computing and applied Computing160 Total3540
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks15 Key Features for Librarians Interconnected to all Springer content (Online Journals and eReference Works) New books directly available for use: Springer Books are born digitally Fully integrated in your library catalogue: MARC 21 Records Allowances for digital ILL, inclusion in course packs, etc COUNTER compliant usage statistics Ownership business model
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks16 Key Benefits for Librarians Federated Search compatible Dramatically broader access to quality content from Springer More value for book budget Unlimited concurrent access and use Full archiving rights from day one Less shelf space needed No risk of damage and theft Higher usage of content No shipping and handling costs Permissive Digital Rights Management (DRM)
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks17 Availability Springer eBooks are available through SpringerLink*. Subscriber access is gained through IP verification for institutions and passwords/usernames for individuals and society members. Packages can be purchased direct via your consortia and licensing manager; individual institutions can purchase via their book distributor, journal agent, or direct via Springer. A la carte purchases can be made through any number of partners including Amazon, NetLibary, eBrary, MyiLibrary etc…. * Local hosting/loading agreements are possible ~ Available on Springerlink.com
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks18 eBooks Product Number of Customers Country Breakdown by Country eBooks108Argentina51 Barbados1 Brazil17 Chile1 Colombia8 Costa Rica1 Guatemala1 Mexico12 Jamaica1 Peru2 Puerto Rico6 Trinidad1 Uruguay1 Venezuela4 TOTAL:14108
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks19 Agenda What is an eBook? Perception of eBooks, and how are they used? Springer eBooks: business models and features. eBook usage and discoverability Innovations Summary & Conclusions
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks20 SpringerLink Fulltext Chapter Downloads 2007-2009 (in mio) eBook Usage In 2009 nearly 4 million chapter downloads by month!
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks21 Average usage per eBook (N = 33,869)
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks22 Usage at four selected customers SpringerLink Fulltext Downloads Jan-Jul 2010 Large Research Library USAConsortium USA Large Research Library Scandinavia Journals ArticleseBooks Chapters Country-Wide Consortium Europe
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks23 Value of Back Content Unlike for journals content, the age of book content seems not to play a very important role. Books from 2005 were used almost as frequently as books from 2006 and 2007. Books from 2009 were downloaded less often in 2009 since they were uploaded on SpringerLink in the course of the year and were not available for the full twelve months. These data are quite consistent with data we see at Google Book Search. (N = 12,953) Average Chapter Downloads 2009 by Title and Copyright Year
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks24 Distribution of Usage 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% # titles # full-text chapter downloads 10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100% Springer: Distribution Full-Text Downloads by number of titles journals eBooks Top 20% journals account for 80% of total article downloads Top 20% eBooks account for 55% of total chapter downloads
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks25 Full-Text Section Requests by Visitor Referral Full-Text Section Requests by External Referral (Source: Coremetrics, April 2008, excluding Direct Loads and Internal Referrals)
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks26 Drivers of usage (The “MARC Effect”) Continued…
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks27 MARC Records Option 1: Basic Springer MARC Records – Provided free – Available on www.springer.com/marc in UTF8 formatwww.springer.com/marc Option 2: OCLC MARC Records for Springer eBooks – Collection Sets freely available – Download records using OCLC control numbers
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks28 Unlimited Concurrent Users Springer does not impose limits or alternative pricing on how much or how many people are accessing SpringerLINK. An unlimited amount of users may access SpringerLINK at one time, even if they are looking at the same book!
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks29 Agenda What is an eBook? Perception of eBooks, and how are they used? Springer eBooks: business models and features. eBook usage and discoverability Innovations: eBook readers Summary & Conclusions
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks30 eReaders – the future of reading?
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks31 SpringerLink eBooks are compatible with mobile readers Find Browse and find content on SpringerLink.com Download Download the PDF documents you need Connect Connect your mobile device to USB port (Sony Reader, iLiad, Kindle, iPad etc) Save Save the PDF files on your reader Read Read the content on your mobile device
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks32 Agenda What is an eBook? Perception of eBooks, and how are they used? Springer eBooks: business models and features. eBook usage and discoverability Innovations: eBook readers Summary
Springer eBooks Collection | www.springer.com/ebooks33 Summary Springer eBooks Collection is: – Over 3500 new eBooks every year – 12 subject collections (English / Intl) – 100% DRM Free – Unlimited use: available 24/7 – Fully Searchable – Full Ownership – Highly used – excellent ROI Available on SpringerLink
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