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1 Electronic Information Services in Higher Education Alison Gordon Senior Information Specialist University of Abertay Dundee

2 6 August 2002Information Services, University of Abertay Dundee. The UAD experience Types of EIS –Library catalogues –Books –Journals –Newspapers – free online or subscription –Abstracting/indexing services eg BHI –Subject gateways eg OMNI, SOSIG –Other full text resources eg Cochrane Library

3 6 August 2002Information Services, University of Abertay Dundee. Electronic books Purchasing models –Commercial –On demand Cataloguing Access Good things Not so good things

4 6 August 2002Information Services, University of Abertay Dundee. NetLibrary Min 100 titles initial purchase – books same price as print edition Continuing access fee 15% of purchase for 1 year, 55% for 5 years VAT on electronic resources ESCROW – extra $1000 or so

5 6 August 2002Information Services, University of Abertay Dundee. Questia Access to entire collection of 70,000 journal articles and books $5 per FTE per annum + VAT for libraries Or individual subscription - $120 per annum Targeted at students

6 6 August 2002Information Services, University of Abertay Dundee. Ebrary Access to entire collection of 10,000 books Annual licensing fee for the technology - 75c per FTE Access/print/copy fee – 75c per FTE VAT

7 6 August 2002Information Services, University of Abertay Dundee. Pluto Press Collections of books by subject Flat rate book price regardless of print price Annual admin fee pro rated by size of institution Continuing access 20% of book price per annum VAT

8 6 August 2002Information Services, University of Abertay Dundee. Primis Online – McGraw-Hill All McGraw-Hill texts Lecturers can view and compile an e- book for students – no charge Students go to online book shop and buy/download the book Library model in the offing

9 6 August 2002Information Services, University of Abertay Dundee. And the rest Oxford Reference Online –price varies by type of institution – JISC deal for HE –collection of dictionaries and other reference works Xreferplus –pricing as Oxford, includes Who’s Who –similar types of work, variety of publishers full text government publications eg Scottish Economic Statistics - free on the internet etc including more textbooks

10 6 August 2002Information Services, University of Abertay Dundee. On demand e-books Digitisation on site or use an agency Copyright Finance Technology, software - proof reading Skills

11 6 August 2002Information Services, University of Abertay Dundee. Cataloguing Create in-house records – new skills required for electronic resources? MARC records supplied? The book or the collection?

12 6 August 2002Information Services, University of Abertay Dundee. Access Handheld readers – none except W H Smith Internet –Do your readers have access? Software required –Usually free to download – eg Adobe, ebrary etc –But on every library PC!!! Remote access –Usernames and passwords?

13 6 August 2002Information Services, University of Abertay Dundee. Good things Circulation management –Flexible loan periods –Automatic returns – no recalls, no fines –Never closed –No shelving; never lost Simultaneous access Searching, highlighting, note taking, citations Copyright management

14 6 August 2002Information Services, University of Abertay Dundee. Not so good things Choice of titles –US/UK –Fiction/non-fiction –Currency User support User resistance Continuity of access if you cancel Technology change in the future Copyright and licences - what you can and can’t do

15 6 August 2002Information Services, University of Abertay Dundee. Electronic journals Purchasing (or access) models Management solutions

16 6 August 2002Information Services, University of Abertay Dundee. Models Electronic only – internet delivery –still not common –eg Sociological Research Online (subscription) and free newsletter type publications from organisations of different types Electronic only – delivery –eg SIS Newsletter; FreePint Electronic free with print –Access via aggregators eg ingenta, Catchword Searches and abstracts free to anyone –Access via agents eg Swets, Blackwell titles only –Publishers direct

17 6 August 2002Information Services, University of Abertay Dundee. Models (2) Electronic extra with print –Publishers eg Wiley 10-15% more Electronic collections –eg ScienceDirect – Elsevier –All publisher’s titles –Discount depends on existing print subscriptions –Archive to 1997 –Retain access to paid for years if cancel –Extensive usage statistics

18 6 August 2002Information Services, University of Abertay Dundee. Models (3) Electronic collections –eg European Business ASAP –No link to print spend –Various publishers –Variable archive –Publishers free to withdraw eg Harvard Business Review Electronic collections –eg PsycArticles – American Psychological Association all titles –Extensive and expanding archive –Licence to use only

19 6 August 2002Information Services, University of Abertay Dundee. Models (4) Electronic collections –eg Taylor & Francis –Maintain print subscriptions –Cherry pick minimum extra 10 titles at flat rate Electronic collections –eg Highwire Press –Free access to archive after 1 or 2 years

20 6 August 2002Information Services, University of Abertay Dundee. E-journals - management Cataloguing –No downloadable MARC records –Some shortcut URLs –Catalogue or list? Let someone else do the work –Serials Solutions –1Cate –Tdnet –Library systems

21 6 August 2002Information Services, University of Abertay Dundee. Evaluation of EIS for purchase Very similar to print resources,with some additions –Authority/reputation –Scope/content –Currency –Format –Access/licensing –Archive –Contract –Support

22 6 August 2002Information Services, University of Abertay Dundee. And finally Users like electronic access Space considerations Standards –software –licences –purchasing models No going back now - users hooked!


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