Ebook usage at Curtin University Library: patterns, projections and strategy
MetadataShow full item record
Since Curtin University Library began to collect ebooks in the early 2000s, we have used a variety of collection development and access models for different purposes. To a large extent different acquisition models have been aligned to different collection development goals. For example, acquisition of publishers' collection sets has been directed to providing long-term infrastructure for researchers; purchase of individual ebooks has been intended primarily to address short-term demand for materials required to support teaching and learning. This paper will examine the patterns of usage of different categories of ebooks to establish the extent to which method or philosophy of acquisition has an impact on ebook usage.
The link to the conference website is: http://www.vala.org.au/conf2010.htm
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Montgomery, Lucy; Saunders, N.; Ozaygen, A.; Pinter, F. (2017)This report is the outcome of research commissioned and funded by four presses. It engages with usage data made available by JSTOR relating to OA books in order to assist publishers in understanding how their OA content ...
Mitchell, Tim; Beales, Darren; Slater, H.; O'Sullivan, P. (2017)Managing musculoskeletal pain is often challenging - both for the individual in pain and their health care practitioners. This eBook presents a Musculoskeletal Clinical Translation Framework that outlines the range of ...
Wells, David; Sallenbach, Anita (2015)This article tests ALIA's statement that ‘library print and ebook collections will establish a 50:50 equilibrium by 2020’ against the experience and likely trajectory of Curtin University Library. It identifies features ...