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More ebook preconference presentations – eBook economics

Charleston Conference, eBooks, Not just another binding preconference

Session 4 – eBook Economics
Morgan & Claypool Publishers are famous for publishing high quality STM e-books without DRM.  As a new publisher, the company’s main focus is on ebooks rather than print.  The company’s cofounder, Mike Morgan, will speak about how this enables them to create works that can fill the needs of researchers, students and librarians in ways that traditional books cannot.

Mike Morgan, President and CoFounder, Morgan & Claypool -Morgan presentation
As the ebook has developed, so too has the business model.  Here, a variety of ebook business models will be examined, highlighting opportunities and challenges with each, and presenting creative business models for unique situations.

Cynthia Cleto, Global eProduct Manager, eBooks, Springer Science+Business Media – Cleto presentation

More ebook preconference presentations – eBook readers in libraries

Charleston Conference – eBooks, Not just another binding preconference
Session 3  – eBook Readers in Libraries

A plethora of ebook readers are coming to the market along with a wide variety of solutions for libraries to serve them. Marcus Woodburn will give an overview of the digital solutions currently available (and rumored) and a sense of how the publishing world is adapting to them in terms of pricing and rights.  Which books are they making available?  What are the limitations?  What changes can we expect?  He will also examine digital textbook solutions serving the academic population directly, but which should hold interest for the library community.

Marcus Woodburn, Director of Publisher Business Development, Ingram Content Group presentation

Digital content is a growing part of library collections. Librarians would like to offer patrons the ability to effectively access and download this content to e-Readers, allowing for portability and greater interaction with the text. But, this type of service poses challenges.   What readers are available? Can a device that was developed for the consumer market work in an institutional setting? How much money should be budgeted to try them?   What factors should be considered when purchasing e-Readers for patron use?  Anne Behler will share her real-world experience with establishing an e-Reader pilot project at Penn State, which involved partnering with Sony Electronics, Inc. to investigate the e-Reader’s place in an academic setting.

Anne Behler, Information Literacy Librarian, Penn State University presentation

More ebook preconference presentations – Workflow & Cataloging Issues

Charleston Conference – eBooks, Not just another binding preconference

Session 2 – eBooks and Libraries:  Workflow & Cataloging Issues

Implementing ebooks in a traditional print environment presents different challenges and opportunities.  Cataloging, workflow integration, content discovery, vendors and licensing agreements, budgeting, and patron driven acquisition issues will be discussed along with practical advice from librarians.

Lisa Sibert, University of California- Irvine -  Lisa Sibert part 1 Lisa Sibert part 2

Lindsey Schell, Bibliographer, University of Texas at Austin presentation

Supplier-provided MARC records-with-purchase have become the norm for aggregated ebooks as libraries cope with large title sets and limited resources.  While this appears to be an extension of the general trend toward shelfready new purchases and outsourced cataloging, the ebook model is not a parallel to the print paradigm.  Deb Silverman will discuss some of the issues that both libraries and vendors face as they try to integrate ebook records from vendors into their locally curated catalogs, and how the cataloging community is addressing some of these issues to insure that the catalog functions as an integrated effective discovery tool.
Deb Silverman, Manager of Technical Services, Coutts Information Systems presentation

Initial CIBER study results on library finances presented at Charleston Conference

Results of CIBER study on library finances, presented by Mark Kendall of YBP and Christopher Warnock of ebrary.

These notes were done on the fly, forgive any typos.

Demographics:

  • 589 responses
  • 71% academic libraries responded – most in north america (was Mexico in the NA grouping?), 55% USA
  • 87% members of consortium

Financial outlook

  • 420 responses
  • libraries with budgets of less than 2 million were majority of respondents
  • budget reductions of 20% or more in most north american libraries
  • 40% believe this will be stable over the next year
  • non north american libraries were a bit more optimistic about budgets
  • 40-44% feel budgets will stand still (but they are not counting inflation as a factor) Continue reading

Charleston eBook Preconference – eBook standards session

Yesterday at the Charleston Conference we hosted a preconference on eBooks, titled “eBooks: Not just another binding.”  Carolyn Morris from Coutts, James Galbraith from OCLC, Janet Fischer from PCG Industries, and Sue Polanka from Wright State University organized the preconference.  There were 5 sessions on a variety of topics.  The discussion was great, questions were thought provoking, and feedback was excellent.  A great big thanks to all of our speakers for sharing their time and expertise.

The presentations from the sessions will be posted here on the NSR blog.  The first session was on eBook standards, presented by Emilie Delquie of PCG and Randy Petway of Publishing Technologies.  Their presentations are attached below.  Contact information for each speaker is in the slides.

Session 1 – eBook Standards

Our speakers will examine ebook standards from an industry and library perspective, specifically: What standards exist? What standards should exist? What librarians want in the way of ebook standards.

Emilie Delquie, Head of Research, Publishers Communication Group presentation

Randy Petway, Exec Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Publishing Technology presentation

Last chance for Charleston eBook preconference

If you are headed to Charleston next week and have Wednesday free, please consider attending the preconference.  The full program is listed here. Summaries/highlights will be posted to the blog after the event.

EBOOKS:  NOT JUST ANOTHER BINDING
XXIX CHARLESTON CONFERENCE – ISSUES IN BOOK AND SERIAL ACQUISITION
CHARLESTON, SC, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2009:

eBooks are not just another binding. As with any new technology, librarians and publishers are discovering many challenges in implementing ebooks. This full day pre-conference will explore several of these challenges including: ebook standards, such as epub, DRM, interface features, and archiving; ebook readers and their use by aggregators and libraries; workflow issues in libraries like approval plans and catalog records; ebook economics including business models and transitioning from P to E; and the issues surrounding the discoverability and visibility of ebooks.
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Survey – online reference databases

NSR Readers,
I’m writing to ask for 10 minutes of your time to complete a survey about online reference databases.  I’m trying to gauge interest in a variety of features offered in online reference databases (think GVRL, Credo, SRO, ORO, ABC-CLIO, etc).  My results will be used in a presentation I am co-presenting at the Charleston Conference in a couple of weeks.  I’ll be co-presenting with Tom Beyer, the Director of Publishing at iFactory.  iFactory created Sage Reference Online, a variety of Oxford products, and more.  My part of the presentation takes Tom’s wild ideas and put them into perspective, hopefully using the data collected from this survey to determine if the features could work.

Thanks so much for your time and please feel free to forward this to your colleagues.  Results will be posted on the blog at a later date.
Sue

The survey:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=H0KH_2bkK7ZaeY1qWKZvzi8A_3d_3d

Librarians – CIBER Global Library Survey open through October 18th

Tish Wilson from ebrary just emailed me this press release:

CIBER Opens Global Library Survey in Conjunction with Charleston Conference, ebrary, and YBP
September 28, 2009 – London, UK – The CIBER research group at University College London (UCL) today invited all libraries to participate in an international survey examining challenges, trends, and best practices in tough economic times. Based on input from nearly 200 librarians worldwide, the questionnaire is now available and will remain open through October 18. Results of the survey, which is co-sponsored by Baker & Taylor’s YBP Library Services and ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies, will be announced at the Charleston Conference, November 4-7 in Charleston, SC, USA. Continue reading

YBP and ebrary co-sponsor CIBER study on electronic resources challenges, trends, best practices

I received this press release today from ebrary.

YBP to Co-Sponsor CIBER’s Library Survey with ebrary, Results to be Announced at Charleston Conference

September 22, 2009 – Charlotte, NC –Baker & Taylor’s YBP Library Services today announced that it is co-sponsoring CIBER’s library survey with ebrary®, a leading provider of digital content products and technologies. Based on input from more than 170 librarians worldwide, the CIBER survey will examine electronic resources challenges, trends and best practices in tough economic times. The survey questionnaire will be available to all libraries later this month, and results will be announced at the Charleston Conference, November 4-7 in Charleston, SC. Continue reading

Charleston Conference – eBook preconference program

Here is an update on the eBook preconference planned for the Charleston Conference on November 4th.

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

eBooks: Not Just Another Binding

Cost: $125

Speakers: Lisa Sibert, Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian, The UC Irvine Libraries; Lindsey Schell, University of Texas – Austin, Anne Behler, Information Literacy Librarian, Penn State University; Cynthia Cleto, Global eProduct Manager, eBooks, Springer Science+Business Media, eProduct Management+Innovation; Mike Morgan, President and CoFounder, Morgan Claypool; Emilie Delique and Randy Petway, Publishers Communication Group, Rich Rosy, Ingram Digital, Anh Bui, Highwire Press.

eBooks are not just another binding. As with any new technology, librarians and publishers are discovering many challenges in implementing eBooks. This full day pre-conference will explore several of these challenges including: eBook standards, including epub, DRM, interface features, and archiving; eBook readers and their use by aggregators and libraries; workflow issues in libraries like approval plans, catalog records; eBook economics including business models and transitioning from P to E; and the issues surrounding discoverability and visibility of eBooks..