An account and analysis of the implementation of various ebook business models at QUT, Australia Borchert, Martin en_US Cleary, Colleen en_US 2021-11-25T13:37:11Z 2021-11-25T13:37:11Z 2015 en_US
dc.description.abstract QUT (Queensland University of Technology) is a leading university based in the city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and is a selectively research intensive university with 2,500 higher degree research students and an overall student population of 45,000 students. The transition from print to online resources is largely completed and the library now provides access to 450,000 print books, 1,000 print journals, 600,000 ebooks, 120,000 ejournals and 100,000 online videos. The ebook collection is now used three times as much as the print book collection. This paper focuses on QUT Library’s ebook strategy and the challenges of building and managing a rapidly growing collection of ebooks using a range of publishers, platforms, and business and financial models. The paper provides an account of QUT Library’s experiences in using Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) using eBook Library (EBL); the strategic procurement of publisher and subject collections by lease and outright purchase models, the more recent transition to Evidence Based Selection (EBS) options provided by some publishers, and its piloting of etextbook models. The paper provides an in-depth analysis of each of these business models at QUT, focusing on access verses collection development, usage, cost per use, and value for money. en_US
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dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source QUT ePrints: en_US
dc.subject.other ebooks en_US
dc.subject.other library acqusitions en_US
dc.subject.other patron driven acquisition (PDA) en_US
dc.subject.other evidence based selection (EBS) en_US
dc.subject.other demand driven acquisitoin (DDA) en_US
dc.subject.other LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) en_US
dc.subject.other Organisation of Information and Knowledge Resources (080707) en_US
dc.title An account and analysis of the implementation of various ebook business models at QUT, Australia en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en
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dcterms.rights Copyright 2015 Queensland University of Technology (QUT); CC-BY en_US
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unsw.description.notePublic Borchert, Martin & Cleary, Colleen (2015) An account and analysis of the implementation of various ebook business models at QUT, Australia. In Proceedings of the Charleston Conference: Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition, Charleston, South Carolina, USA. en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Borchert, Martin en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Cleary, Colleen en_US
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