Presentation on theme: "Moving to e-only from a library perspective Sarah Pearson 30 th and 31 st March 2009."— Presentation transcript:
Moving to e-only from a library perspective Sarah Pearson 30 th and 31 st March 2009
Collection development principles Web based resources are the preferred medium Research libraries will continue to maintain hybrid collections for the foreseeable future Budgets are designed to be responsive to changes in course contents and research directions Negotiate greater value for money (eg through national deals)
Some statistics from UoB 24,000 free and subscribed e-journals 1,000 e-resources (340 subscribed) 4,000 e-books eLibrary service - 70,000 logins per month 2300 print only journals
Benefits of electronic (Users) Opening up the collection E-delivery adds value The big deal
Benefits of electronic (libraries) Ease space problems in print collections Easier to analyse usage Necessity – publisher format shift
What are the problems? Does technology exclude some users? Licensing and authentication complexity Complexity of access entitlements VAT More time consuming to administer
What are the problems? Lack of control over collection development Differing departmental priorities Ownership Preservation
Learning Points Don’t expect to go completely e-only! Usage is an important tool but don’t forget about feedback Big deals have benefits but there are also trade-offs Negotiate. Negotiate. Negotiate.
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