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32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Thursday, November 8 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Ebook Availability Revisited: A Quantitative Analysis of the 2012 Ebook Aggregator Marketplace

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In 2008, we found that only about 20% of five academic libraries' 2006 print book content was available from the ebook aggregator marketplace, and that only 4% of ebook content was available from all four major aggregators (EBL, Ebrary, Ebsco, and MyI Library). This presentation will poll the audience and present 2012 availability: is it the status quo or a quantum leap? After revisiting print vs ebook availability, we'll delve into the newly competitive world of major aggregator subscription products (Ebrary vs Ebsco) with an objective comparison of content breadth, depth, & quality. The new kids on the block--the university press aggregators (JSTOR, Oxford, and Project muse)—will be examined in the general aggregator context. On the publisher side, case studies will reveal the extent to which some are still holding back their prime content.  Finally a 'big data' comparison will shed light on the future role the scanned behemoths Google books and Hathi Trust may play.  Attendees can expect to leave the session with a big picture perspective on the breadth & depth of the current ebook aggregator marketplace and its major players.


Speakers
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John McDonald

Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Claremont University Consortium
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Jason Price

Director of Licensing Operations, SCELC
Jason holds a doctorate in plant evolutionary ecology from Indiana University Bloomington where he gained in depth experience as a teacher and researcher. He thoroughly enjoys applying data analysis skills he developed during graduate school to current library challenges. His role at SCELC provides opportunities to work with libraries, content and software providers, and other consortia, to improve library products and expand resource access.


Thursday November 8, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Francis Marion Gold Ballroom 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403