Patron Driven Acquisition Vendor criteria w responses (April 7, 2011)
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ebraryEBL - Ebook LibraryMyiLibraryeBooks on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary)
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Technical requirements
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MAC 10.4 Javascript and cookies are enabled, and pop-ups are allowed for *.ebrary.comYesYesYes
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LinuxJavascript and cookies are enabled, and pop-ups are allowed for *.ebrary.comYesYesSee http://support.ebscohost.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=25
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IE 7Javascript and cookies are enabled, and pop-ups are allowed for *.ebrary.comYesYesYes
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Firefox 3.6Javascript and cookies are enabled, and pop-ups are allowed for *.ebrary.comYesYesYes
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Safari Javascript and cookies are enabled, and pop-ups are allowed for *.ebrary.comYesYesYes
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Plugin or software requiredBrowser-based online viewer with no plug-ins required. ebrary also offers an optional Unity Reader that requires Java 1.6Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) required for download only. Browser-based online viewer with no plug-ins required.Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) required for download only. Browser-based online viewer with no plug-ins required.Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) required for download only. Browser-based online viewer with no plug-ins required.
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content available on hand held devices: iPad/iPhone, Droid devices, Sony PRS, etc.Works via a web browser on web-enabled devices.Works via web browser on web-enabled devices. Works with devices compatible with ADE, including iPad/iPhone with BlueFire Reader.Works via web browser on web-enabled devices. Works with devices compatible with ADE, including iPad/iPhone with BlueFire Reader.Works via web browser on web-enabled devices. Works with devices compatible with ADE, including iPad/iPhone with BlueFire Reader.
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Content
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scope (subject coverage)All academic subject areasAll LC classesAll LC classes with academic focus See tab abeled "EBSCOhost scope"
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number of titles available160,700+ 180,000Nearly 300,000 250,000
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number of publishers450+400+938900+
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quality (subjective judgment by selectors)(to be completed by library)(to be completed by library)(to be completed by library)(to be completed by library)
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MARC (indicate cost and if you work with Serials Solutions, YBP, etc.)Free Marc records. Records also available through YBP/B&T.
Do not send library custom holdings directly to these vendors but we do update them with titles available via our platform.
Free Marc records. Records also available through YBP/B&T and OCLC.
Do not send library custom holdings directly to these vendors but we do update them with titles available via our platform.
Free Marc records. Records also available through Serials Solutions.
Do not send library custom holdings directly to these vendors but we do update them with titles available via our platform.
Free Marc records. Records also available through YBP/B&T and OCLC.
Do not send library custom holdings directly to these vendors but we do update them with titles available via our platform.
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What is the time lag or embargo period for the ecopy after the print release date? Provide specific time periods for specific publishers of interestVarious by publisher, but an increasing number (including Wiley, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and Elsevier) are beginning to offer simultanous release of print and electronicVaries by publisher and within pubisher's catalog depending on the nature of the material. Depending on publishers' policies, shrinking lag to concurrent with new print pub dates; f.e. Wiley, Springer, Elsevier, Oxford, Cambridge et al are concurrent, with a few including f.e. Palgrave having a policy of a number of months time lag as do Sage
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Functionality
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single or multiple simultaneous useAll PDA titles are available for single-user license, and the majority are also available for unlimited multi-userAll multiple-simultaneous useBoth, with single: 1 concurrent, multi: 3 concurrencySingle, Multiple and Unlimited. Ownership and Subscription.
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copy/paste (indicate limit)Standard is 30 pages at a time, 60 pages per user session5% per book per patronYes, 10 pages at a time if requiredYes (60 pages per title / per session)
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print (indicate limit)Standard is 30 pages at a time, 60 pages per user session20% per book per patronYes, 10 pages at a time if requiredYes (60 pages per title / per session)
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search w/in bookYesYesYesYes
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search w/in collectionYesYesYesYes
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download to read offlineNot currently available. We are in the process of developing a solutionYesDownloading of 10 pages at a time is currently available. Full book downloading scheduled to deploy in June 2011Yes
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note taking/highlightingYes, patrons may highlight in different colors, with and without attached notesYes/NoYes, notes, booksmarks, free personalized accounts available with searches highlighted and notes highlighting coming shortlyYes
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read aloud Text-to-speech is offered through ebrary's Unity Reader. We also work with JAWS and other accessibility softwareYes (online)
Not available in download
No
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PDA Sales model/cost
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platform fee (amount, annual, one time, etc.)There is no set-up fee. For maintenance, ebrary charges 5% of the total list price of purchased e-books after the first year for maintanence, with a minimum of $250 and a maximum of $1,500 annually.$3000 one-time fee. No annual fees.$500 a year; no additional set up or other fees for patron plansA fee for perpetual access is included with the purchase of each book. The fee is 55% of list price
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free view period (y/n include details)Free view period is 10 minutes, 10 pages (excluding TOC and index), Copy/print triggers a loan.Free view period is 5 minutes per book per patron for not owned; 10 minutes for owned. Copy/print triggers a loan. One free unlimited view (for the institution, not the individual). Auto-purchase on second institutional viewThe free browse period includes the table of contents plus up to ten pages per session. Any use of print or download, or viewing >10 pages triggers a purchase
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borrow before purchase (y/n include details)Short term loan for 10-30% of list price depending on publisher and length of loan period.Yes. A "short term loan" period is available for 5-20% of list price. Libraries decide how many times to borrow before purchase. Libraries can choose to always borrow never purchase. Most libraries auto-purchase on a third or fourth loan.Not available. There is no borrow before purchase option available. This option may become available Summer 2011.
A PDA purchase istriggered by one of the following: 1. A user viewing 10 pages of a book 2. A user printing from a book 3. A user downloading a book
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title cost upon purchase relative to print and hard cover costs100% of list price for single-user license
150% of list price for unlimited multi-user license
100% list for most titles, all titles are multi-user. Purchases can be mediated, non-mediated, or a mix. 120% for single-user
150% to 170% for multi-user
155% of hardcover list price (includes perpetual access fee described above)
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minimum commitmentNone, but we recommend at least US$10,000NoneNone, we customize to meet your unique needs and requirements$5,000 deposit required
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Other
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Integrated with which book vendor systems (Gobi, Oasis, etc.)integrated PDA and STL with YBP's GOBI, and also works with Ambassador, Busca, Eastern, and MatthewsGobi in negotiation with other vendorsOASISGOBI/TitleSource
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Are you now following, or do you have plans to follow the EPUB standard?Not at this time. Currently investigating adding the EPUB option.Not at this time. Currently investigating adding the EPUB option.ForthcomingForthcoming
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Do you provide a Print on Demand copy service?Not at this timeNoYes, Ingram LightningSource, the largest POD firm in the world, with 23,000 publishers and having printed more than 110 million books to-date!No
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Describe usage data availableCOUNTER-compliant usage reports at subject, IP, and title levelsCOUNTER compliant. Plus: Browse, Loan, Download for owned and not owned all available online 24X7 and downloadable to ExcelCOUNTER compliant usage reportsCOUNTER Reports: Book Report 1: Number of Successful Title Requests by Month and Title, Book Report 3: Turnaways by Month and Title, Book Report 6: Total Searches and Sessions by Month and Service. Standard EBSCO Usage Reports: Turnaways, Audiobook Downloads, eBook downloads, eBook online views, Searches, Total Full Text Requests, Abstract Requests
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Contact info for interested customerssales@ebrary.com
866-4-EBRARY
http://www.ebrary.com
David Swords, Vp Sales and Marketing in the East. David.Swords@EBLIB.com 603 456 2069John Chambers, Northeast Area Manager
603-831-5006
cell: 603-562-9444
jchambers@couttsinfo.com
Amy Thurlow, Senior Account Executive, 800-653-2726 x2518, athurlow@ebscohost.com
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Notes:EBL books can be integrated into a YBP approval plan. Additionally EBL supports PDA plans through YBP.eBooks on the MyiLibrary platform are available for collection development review at http://MyiLibrary.com or via Coutts OASIS. We offer both eBook as well as print patron plans via Coutts-Ingram-MyiLibrary. We offer a combined eBook and print book approval plan (f.e. at Arizona State University). EBSCO is in the process of revising the sales options for ebooks on EBSCOhost. This summer/fall new options may become available for single/multiple users, short term loans, and epub.
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