Patron Driven Acquisition in Libraries

October 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

Patron Driven Acquisition has gained much interest from libraries these days. As a result, many are writing about their experiences with the new business model. Today, Inside Higher Education featured an article on “PDA In the Library,” (E-book acquisition based on use and demand could save libraries thousands). This article discusses the benefits of PDA, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Patron Driven Acquisition · Public Libraries · School Libraries

Charleston Conference – eBook Archiving

November 6th, 2010 · Comments Off

Yesterday, I joined a panel of publishers, aggregators, and archiving agencies to discuss the issue of eBook archiving.  I had to set the stage for libraries, which was quite easy – we are in fear of losing our content to which we no longer have control of since it is housed on someone else’s server […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Preservation · Publishing

Ask An Aggregator…. Would You?

August 25th, 2010 · 4 Comments

If you had top executives from 4 academic eBook aggregators in the same room, what would you ask them?  Seriously, I need to know.  One of the Lively Lunch sessions at the XXX Annual Charleston Conference is an open forum with academic eBook aggregators from ebrary, EBL, Ingram, and NetLibrary.   I’m looking for suggestions on […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms

Interview with Kari Paulson, President of EBL

April 20th, 2009 · Comments Off

We’ve posted a new interview to our interviews page.  This time, it’s with Kari Paulson, President of EBL.  In this interview, Kari discusses various business models offered by EBL and unique features of their interface.  She references some case studies that were done by CERN and Swinburne University.  Kari’s interview adds to NSR’s collection of […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Interviews · Vendor News

Patron Initiated Purchasing at ACRL

March 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Thanks to the 100+ Librarians who attended our ACRL session on Patron Initiated Purchasing.  During the presentation, Alice and I surveyed the attendees, using audience response systems.  These results have been posted to the ACRL Virtual Conference.  In a nutshell: 85% of you have collection development responsibilities 94% purchase ebooks 61% were familiar with patron […]

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Tags: Business Models/Pricing · Conferences/Events · Surveys/Statistics

Is anyone using eBooks?

March 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Kari Paulson, President of EBL, offered these statistics at the Charleston Conference last fall. I verified them with her today. The stats are from EBL. Kari collected these anecdotal stats to respond to the common question, is anyone using eBooks? At EBL, in the month of October, 2007 The average patron spent 32 minutes reading […]

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Tags: Surveys/Statistics