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Thursday, November 7 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Breaking New Ground: A Demand Driven Ebook Model in a Multi-type Library Environment

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For all libraries, the landscape of ebook access models, content choices and platforms are changing with exponential speed. Library budgets continue to decrease, driving new modes of collaboration. Learn how the NY 3Rs Association Inc. is addressing the needs of its academic and public library members through a multi-phased ebook initiative that leverages differences among members to expand content scope and enhance resource sharing. Using EBL as a vendor, the initiative is a user-based demand driven project involving public library systems and all types of academic libraries – perhaps one of the few multi-type DDA ebook pilots currently in place.

This session will share results from phase one (August 20122 to May 2013) of the pilot initiative which operated under a multiplier model as well as provide preliminary information on phase 2 which is operating under a limited-use model. Issues such as publisher participation, multi-type collaboration, cost-share models, and shattering of some long-held assumptions will be discussed.

Speakers
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Kate Cunningham-Hendrix

Collections Project Manager, University at Buffalo
Kate serves as chair of the University at Buffalo (UB) Ebooks Task Force, member of the WNYLRC Resource Sharing Committee and is the research libraries representative for the NY3Rs Ebooks Advisory Group. Before coming to UB in 2004 she was a humanities librarian at Colorado State University.
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Sheryl Knab

Executive Director, Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC)
Sheryl Knab is the Executive Director for the Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC) one of 9 Reference and Resources Councils (NY3Rs) chartered in New York State under the New York State Library. WNYLRC is a multi-type consortium with 63 member public and school libraries and library systems, academic, hospital, museum, archival, and corporate libraries. Sheryl’s current focus is on collaborative library services both regionally... Read More →


Thursday November 7, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Cypress Ballroom North, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401