We have a number of  stakeholders across HE institutions who, through a process of co-design, will be able and willing to work with the project team on the tasks in involved. The first workshop took place on 21 August 2012,  the second meeting was on 9th November 2012 and the final meeting was on 27th February 2013

Managing the project….

Ken Chad

The project is now finished but if you have comments or contributions to make contact Ken (

JISC stakeholders

Amber Thomas, kicked off the project. She has left Jisc and passed overall Jisc responsibility to Verena Weigert and Judy Redfearn

Other JISC people
David Kernohan (elearning team)
Ben Showers
Zak Mensah
Caren Milloy (JISC Collections)
Hugh Look (JISC Collections)


Stakeholders (from institutions)

Simon of Sales & Marketing
Manchester University Press
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9NR

Tel. +44 (0)161 275 2310
I work for Manchester University Press which is also a department of the University of Manchester. I therefore come from both an academic institution and publishing perspective
Robert Anthonyanthonyr@parliament.ukSenior Assistant Librarian
House of Lords Library
House of Lords

Tel: +44 (0)20 7219 8608
Anna of Technical Services
Royal Holloway, University of London
Tel: 44 (0)1784 443328
This project has strong relevance to a project that I will be contributing to called E-BASS25 (
It will be looking at the issues surrounding e-book acquisition by library consortia, with a particular emphasis on PDA. We’ll be focussing on business models and how they may work in a consortial context, but also looking the practicalities of managing consortial e-books as a shared service, e.g. integrating with library systems, providing metadata and so on.

My role in the E-BASS25 project is to produce a ‘landscape and context report’ which will
• Review current business models for (academic) library e-books, including PDA, with a particular emphasis on models for consortia
• Include a set of use-case studies of the use of PDA by individual libraries and consortia
• Consider issues around the long-term sustainability / affordability of PDA for libraries (and publishers)
This will be set within the context of a review of the wider e-book landscape, looking briefly at the potential impact on the library e-book market of market trends (e.g. Amazon, Apple), digitization projects (Google Books, Hathi Trust etc), and technologies (e.g. mobile readers).
Mrs E.A., University of Southampton,
Tel +44 (0)23 8059 7246
Mobile +44 (0)7976 289103
We have been looking at the accessibility and ease of use issues—in particular how we can link the ONIX accessibility epub criteria with our testing for accessibility when ebooks are read on portable devices via the various apps.
Elizabeth Resources Manager
University of the Highlands and Islands
Tel: Office: 01349 780 217
Mob: 07748146418
Phil Barker CETIS
Heriot-Watt University
Tel: 0131 4513278
skype philb_icbl
twitter @philbarker
cetis blog
Suzanne Advisor (Information)
MEDEV School of Medical Sciences Education Development
Newcastle University
direct line: +44 191 246 4550
mobile: 07790 905657
Skype: glitt3rgirl
I see a close linkage with the OER project we have here at Newcastle University, looking at new ways of working with publishers, and new business models for providing and sharing both open and commercially published content.

We feel that the current business models for use of eBook content must be challenged if students and staff are to get the content they need, when they need it, in ways best for them to consume it, allowing for novel mashups of content. Libraries and HEIs need to find new ways of working with publishers to ensure they are able to afford the most appropriate content to support staff and students in both learning and teaching and research under ever tighter budgetary constraints. Publishers need to find new ways to make money from their valuable content, in a quickly shifting world where the print paradigm is becoming increasingly difficult to support in the digital environment.
Shazia Liaison Librarian, Engineering and Design, Brunel University, Library
Dr Frances Unlatched
21 Palmer Street
London SW1H 0AD

mob +44 (0)7740 434 499
Elizabeth Serebriakoff's College London
Service Development Officer (Information Resources)
26-29 Drury Lane
Telephone 020 7848 7295
Fax 020 7848 1256

I worked for some years in the acquisition and administration of ebooks, loading ebook MARC records into our catalogue, collecting usage statistics and I have more recently been involved in our Patron Driven Acquisition project

I worked for some years in the acquisition and administration of ebooks, loading ebook MARC records into our catalogue, collecting usage statistics and I have more recently been involved in our Patron Driven Acquisition project. I took part in the JISC national e-books observatory project in 2009
Ola Collection Services
Library Services
Brunel University
Uxbridge, UB8 3PH

Tel: (01895) 266089
Steve Stapleton Learning Support Officer
The University of Nottingham
Room B158, Kings Meadow Campus
0115 82 32351

Learning Technology Blog
I manage the Open Nottingham programme at the University of Nottingham and we are just in the process of building our first ebooks which are scheduled for publication in October.

Jane and eLearning Manager
Department of Social Policy and Social Work
Seebohm Rowntree Building, University of York, Heslington,
York, YO10 5DD
Tel: +44 (0)1904 321269
Skype: jane.c.lund
I'm a tutor on a group of online Masters programmes but I'm also the team's learning technologist and have recently formed an informal 'action research' group at the University with a colleague to look at eBooks and eReaders for educational purposes
Non Scantlebury of Faculty Team (FELS and Social Sciences)
The Open University Library
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
+44 (0)1908 659283
Additional key aspects that I am interested in is to understand how these artefacts can morph even further to support developmental learning, research and knowledge building.
How can we work strategically to bring about support for new forms of creative publishing ventures-collaborative hybrid products and services from new partnerships and business models.
New workflows and infrastructures needed to supported far quicker publication and co- creation. More disaggregation and reaggregation for reuse in different contexts.