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

Files in This Item:
 File SizeFormat
Downloadebooks09.pdf547.57 kBAdobe PDF
Title: Nudging the envelope : the hard road to mainstreaming UCD Library e-book provision
Authors: Pan, RosalindByrne, UrsulaMurphy, Hugh
Permanent link:
Date: Nov-2009
Online since: 2010-05-20T14:16:14Z
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
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License:
Appears in Collections:UCD Library Staff Research Collection

Show full item record

Citations 50

Last Week
Last month
checked on Sep 11, 2020

Page view(s) 5

Last Week
Last month
checked on Jun 26, 2022

Download(s) 50

checked on Jun 26, 2022

Google ScholarTM



If you are a publisher or author and have copyright concerns for any item, please email and the item will be withdrawn immediately. The author or person responsible for depositing the article will be contacted within one business day.