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1 eBooks First steps at the European Commission Central Library 1

2 Multiple Formats – Multiple Devices At least 8 formats Wide variety of devices Kindle doesn’t support open standard ePub Library owned tablets to load and loan - NO 2

3 eBooks in ECLAS 3

4 eBooks on SFX 4

5 DRM free eBooks 5

6 No restrictions to download print transfer to other mobile devices = Easy to use 6

7 DRM secured eBooks Not at all easy to read on personal devices ! Very difficult to use (at least the first time) Both categories are mixed together in the catalogue. How to explain to users? 7

8 Reading a DRM secured eBook in the office Security restrictions apply: Forbidden to plug personal devices into any Commission PC Download to personal mobile devices blocked 8

9 Read on screen only 9

10 Limited printing & ing 10

11 Book already in use 11

12 Read a DRM secured eBook on your own device Not possible in the office! At home/on the move? 12

13 Reading a DRM secured eBook on your own device It’s complicated! Register & login to EBSCO account Get an ADOBE ID In the office, activate the option "Authorise computer" in Adobe Digital Editions Log in with ADOBE ID from home 13

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15 In my EBSCOhost account: My loans: 15

16 In my EBSCOhost account: My notes: 16

17 eBook Return 17

18 Acquisitions interface: EBSCOhost Collection Manager 18

19 Customize your EBSCOadmin interface Resource selection 19

20 Selection Collection manager Mainly English Cost can be >3x paper Number of simultaneous users Some books only readable on-line –> only available in the office And … 20

21 Publication dates? Greening International Institutions Author: Werksmann, Jacob Publisher: Taylor & Francis Publication Year: 2014 But was published in 1996! 21

22 Metadata Free from OCLC (EBSCO activates) BUT Not all data is available immediately (publisher hasn’t supplied to OCLC) Reminders to EBSCO  Duplicate data Whose job is it to sort out the duplicates? 22

23 Your experience? 23


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