Identify current best practice


We are seeking out  best practice and emerging solutions and. Organisations may not feel what they do is necessarily *best* practice but we still think it is worth sharing examples. We will attempt to following the core project themes of Creation, Curation and Consumption.



Emerging solutions and best practice

Creating an ebook for the Medical Research Council (MRC).

Zak Mensah -one of the project stakeholders has blogged (October 2012) about his experience of creating an ebook. His posting (link above) is full of useful, practical information  and well worth reading


Emerging solutions and best practice

PDA  & Evidence Based Selection

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’?


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:

Ebook_purchase_use case__OU_from JISC_ERM_project2011



Emerging solutions and best practice

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