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Thursday, November 3 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm
University Press DDA and EBA Acquisition Pilots at UIUC

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The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign has been exploring options to obtain the best academic content from University Presses in the format and on the platform users find fits their needs. The Library works with a number of vendors to cover the purchase of new academic content from these publishers. Funding comes from a central pool for new titles as well as the bibliographers' subject allocations. Users had not been happy with platforms with DRM that limit easy use or with the sheer number of ebook interfaces. The poster covers new initiatives designed to enhance access to ebooks while not replacing the print access many faculty still want. Metrics from two large DDA/EBA pilots completed in FY2016 that allowed for online access to new and archival ebook content will be presented. The implementation of the programs as well as patterns of use will provided. An analysis of user preferences collected from surveys is also included as well as a review ebook purchasing models at UIUC. The poster will cover next steps to enhance access to academic ebooks. Participants will hear learn about new evidence based potential for university press ebook acquisitions and what worked well or did not with the programs. Questions are most welcome during the session.

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Stephanie Baker

Library Information Systems Specialist, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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Thomas H. Teper

Associate Dean Collections & Technical Services, University of Illinois Library
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Lynn Wiley

Head of Acquisitions, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Thursday November 3, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401