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Case studies & other project content

This page covers the project outputs for the themes of Creation, Curation and Consumption. Scroll down to view all the links

Creation

(See also the Creation page for an infographic summarising the themes and links to supporting text)

Case studies to illuminate the issues.

Workshop (February 2013) notes (inc. section on creation)

Curation

(See also the Curation page for an infographic summarising the themes and links to supporting text)

Case studies to illuminate the issues.

Ebook Purchase Use case

In 2011 the SCONUL/JISC ‘Shared ERM requirements’ Project produced a ‘use case’ for the procurement of ebooks. It was based on input from the Open University:

Presentations

Ebooks: build or access?

A presentation from project team member Sue Polanka looks at the tension and trade-offs between building  a collection (acquire ebooks) and simply providing  access. It looks graphically at the issues and challenges around ‘fully curating’ as opposed to just providing access.

Patron Driven ebooks

The example from  Royal Holloway, University of London is presented as a PDF version of a recent presentation by Anna Grigson (at the 2012 National Acquisitions Group -NAG- conference). She shares their  experience of PDA (Patron Driven Acquisition) using EBL and also Evidence Based Selection from Elsevier. These two approaches seek to make better  links between user demand and the ebooks acquired by the library. She  references Rick Anderson (University of Utah)– should we think of PDA as providing us with the means to deliver ‘patron-driven access’ not ‘patron-driven acquisition’?

Consumption

(See also the Consumption page for an infographic summarising the themes and links to supporting text)

The project was not resourced to undertake end user interviews. Instead the consumption issues were discussed and analysed most especially in the final project workshop which was also informed by the work of  earlier studies:

Workshop (February 2013) notes (inc. section on consumption)

Ebook consumption Visitors & residents_Briefing_Feb2013

Ebook consumption : CIBER Research briefing Feb2013

Ebook consumption: Keller: reading habits of undergraduates briefing Feb2013