Nudging the envelope : the hard road to mainstreaming UCD Library e-book provision

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Title: Nudging the envelope : the hard road to mainstreaming UCD Library e-book provision
Authors: Pan, Rosalind
Byrne, Ursula
Murphy, Hugh
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Date: Nov-2009
Abstract: Results of a local survey in late 2008 show that e-books have not yet reached a tipping point at University College Dublin (UCD) Library, with only about a quarter of those surveyed saying that they have used any. There is therefore everything to play for in this developing area. We describe briefly the stages of e-book development at UCD Library, and then focus upon the main themes that have emerged and our experience in each case. These themes are: collection development and acquisition; resource discovery; statistics and promotion; then future challenges and plans. There is discussion of the real challenges that we have seen over the three years that we have had a specific focus on e-books, in terms of the inter-team nature of the enterprise, the rapid transition to new working methods, and the threat presented to future e-book developments by the current financial situation.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: UKSG
Journal: Serials
Volume: 22
Issue: 3
Start page: S12
End page: S22
Copyright (published version): UKSG, 2009
Keywords: Digital librariese-Books
Subject LCSH: Digital libraries--Case studies
Electronic books--Case studies
DOI: 10.1629/22S12
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed 2010-05-20T14:16:14Z
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