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

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dc.contributor.author Pan, Rosalind
dc.contributor.author Byrne, Ursula
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Hugh
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-20T14:16:14Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-20T14:16:14Z
dc.date.copyright UKSG, 2009 en
dc.date.issued 2009-11
dc.identifier.citation Serials en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1998
dc.description.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. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
dc.format.extent 560714 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher UKSG en
dc.subject Digital libraries en
dc.subject e-Books en
dc.subject.lcsh Digital libraries--Case studies en
dc.subject.lcsh Electronic books--Case studies en
dc.title Nudging the envelope : the hard road to mainstreaming UCD Library e-book provision en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://uksg.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1629/22S12 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 22 en
dc.identifier.issue 3 en
dc.identifier.startpage S12 en
dc.identifier.endpage S22 en
dc.citation.other Supplement 1 en
dc.check.date 2010
dc.identifier.doi 10.1629/22S12
dc.neeo.contributor Pan|Rosalind|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Byrne|Ursula|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Murphy|Hugh|aut| en


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