Presentation on theme: "Promoting Transition from Print to E-Books Finnish e-Book Acquisitions by FinELib Paula Mikkonen, Licensing Coordinator The National Library of Finland,"— Presentation transcript:
Promoting Transition from Print to E-Books Finnish e-Book Acquisitions by FinELib Paula Mikkonen, Licensing Coordinator The National Library of Finland, Library Network Services Liber Annual Conference 2013
NATIONAL LIBRARY NETWORK SERVICES FinELib Consortium –Finnish universities (15) –Universities of applied sciences (27) –Public libraries (336) –Research institutes/special libraries (37) Part of the services of the National Library of Finland Negotiates license agreements centrally on behalf of its member organisations Acquires both Finnish and international electronic resources for the needs of research, education and learning Total budget for licenses around 20 million euros per year
NATIONAL LIBRARY NETWORK SERVICES E-Book Acquisitions 2012 - 2013 Goals –Revise acquisition models for e-books –Promote the availability of Finnish content in e-book format to the libraries –Impact pricing and service models of the publishing industry Two pilot projects 1) eReading project 2) FinELib eBook procurement project
NATIONAL LIBRARY NETWORK SERVICES eReading Project eReading is part of the Next Media research programme (http://www.nextmedia.fi) eReading objectives –Create national Finnish media ecosystems for identification, payment and recommendation of content for mobile devices –Provide Finnish books in e-format to the public libraries How to create, distribute and use e-books at Finnish public libraries ? Which are suitable licensing models? How the digital information should flow in the library chain?
NATIONAL LIBRARY NETWORK SERVICES eReading participants 2012 – 2013 Otava Publishing Company Bonnier Books Finland Edita Publishing Finnish Book Publishers Association The National Library of Finland Helsinki City Library Ellibs Ltd Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture VTT Technical Research Center of Finland Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Kirjavälitys Federation of the Finnish Media Industry + Discussions with author associations
NATIONAL LIBRARY NETWORK SERVICES eReading Project E-Book licensing models need to –be simple –enable publishers to pay authors –restrict usage somehow –be predictable and affordable for libraries ”one book – one user” lending model in 2012 - 2013
NATIONAL LIBRARY NETWORK SERVICES eReading Project New Ebib e-book service in trial use at Helsinki metropolitan area libraries (Helmet network) from 15.10.2012 –Two options for e-book lending One title > one user > download to own device (Adobe DRM) One title > one user > streaming without DRM –100 popular Finnish e-book titles available for the public library users in Helmet libraries (5 th June 2013) –Positive customer feedback due to attractive content and focus on usability and customer support
NATIONAL LIBRARY NETWORK SERVICES eReading Project True collaboration between libraries and publishers –Shared goal: provide Finnish e-books to the users E-Book chain: Author – Publisher – Agent – Library - User –Evaluation of the metadata production and future recommendations of the best practices Better e-book usability due to the thorough testing Users are interested in e-books and willing to participate in development of services
NATIONAL LIBRARY NETWORK SERVICES eReading Project plan for 2014 - Continue the Ebib trial –Increase the collection of Finnish e-books –Implement new features to the service –Gather information from users and usage –Study pricing models –Identify components & data (including metadata) produced in book chain, make recommendations on standardisation –Study social reading –After the pilot phase > Up and running e-book service
NATIONAL LIBRARY NETWORK SERVICES FinELib eBook Procurement project In 2012 the FinELib consortium allocated 52 000 euros in Finnish e-book procurement –to the universities of applied sciences (27) –to the public libraries (336 communities) Fiction or non-fiction books in Finnish or Swedish E-Book title lists based on library questionnaire and library lending statistics –Fiction books list, children’s books list, non-fiction book list Specified agreement term Simultaneous user licensing model
NATIONAL LIBRARY NETWORK SERVICES FinELib eBook Procurement project Phase 1 Public tender A) Absolute (non-negotiable) requirements Certain usage terms, platform, statistics, claims provision, acceptance test etc. B) Evaluation criteria Price, SU, DRM (Adobe, soft DRM, no DRM/streaming), usage stats divided per organization C) Negotiable issues Some other usage terms, other formats than ePUB, user identification methods (other than IP), metadata Only one acceptable tender was submitted covering two titles Moved to direct procurement
NATIONAL LIBRARY NETWORK SERVICES FinELib eBook Procurement project Phase 2 Direct procurement –Tenders had to fulfill the non-negotiable requirements (as set up in phase 1) Two acceptable tenders covering 14 titles Final acquisitions for 1.1-31.12.2013 –10 non-fiction/fiction Finnish e-book titles to the public libraries –7 non-fiction Finnish e-book titles to the univ. of applied sciences –One user – one title - library loan model + Adobe DRM –All titles in the same platform (Ellibs Ltd)
NATIONAL LIBRARY NETWORK SERVICES FinELib eBook Procurement project Lessons learned E-Book licensing and pricing models are still in a development phase in Finland Negotiated procedure is applicable in e-book acquisitions Overview on the e-book market Easier to prepare the final invitation for tender Implementation of the acquired e-books takes time 23 out of 27 univ. of applied sciences participate, 200 loans (June 2013) 90 % of the public libraries participate, 1600 loans (June 2013) Looking for the possibility to subscribe the acquired e-book content after the project repeat the e-book procurement process
NATIONAL LIBRARY NETWORK SERVICES Thank You! Paula Mikkonen +358 50 464 1794 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.nationallibrary.fi/libraries/finelib.html
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