E-books and Interlibrary Loan Jessica Bowdoin, Head, Access Services, George Mason University Anne C. Elguindi, VIVA Associate Director 12 July 2013 15th Annual VIVA Interlibrary Loan Community Forum E-books and Libraries Today • Shift in Purchasing and Subscribing to More Digital Content instead of Print • The “Patron Experience” with E-books • Differences in vendor platforms and e-book file formats • Differences in e-book readers/devices • Licenses for E-books • License agreements (ie: contract law) dictate ILL rights, not Copyright Law and CONTU Guidelines • Advocate inclusion of ILL rights in licenses • Advocate use of phrase: “the prevailing technology of the day” Current E-book ILL Options • E-book Chapters • Similarities with article borrowing & lending • Rights management and discoverability issues • Ingram (through OCLC ILL) • Need license on file • Loan period: 9 days, no renewals • Cost: 15% of the MyiLibrary price and pay with IFM • E-reader Lending Program • University of Nebraska-Omaha • If book title is available on through Kindle platform, UNO purchases title and lends “e-book” by lending the Kindle to the patron Current Challenges in Lending • The Sharing of Licensing Information at Your Institution • Electronic resource management systems and Knowledge Base • Limitations of Current Lending Technology • Accessibility Issues for Patrons with Disabilities E-books and ILL Borrowing • Establishing Policies and Workflows at Your Library • Format Preference? • Who decides—the patron or the library? • Some patrons still prefer print, but can libraries afford to support all preferred formats? • Amount of the Work that the Patron Needs • Delivery Options/Implications Quick Tips for Borrowing Few libraries can lend an entire E-book due to license restrictions. Do select the print book OCLC record when placing your request to a lending library. Choosing the e-book OCLC record can result in a cancellation of your request as the library might not own a print copy. Look for free versions online (ie: Public Domain titles) on Internet Archive, Google Books, Hathi Trust, etc. Relevant VIVA Resources VIVA Resources • Safari Tech Books • No interlibrary loan permitted • Demand-Driven Acquisitions Pilot for E-books • No interlibrary loan permitted VIVA Resources • CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics and EngNetBase • Over 2,300 e-books; chapters are individual PDFs • Send secure electronic copy allowed VIVA Resources • PsycBooks • Over 3,600 e-books; chapters are individual PDFs • Send secure electronic copy allowed, but must be an image only (such as through Ariel or Odyssey) VIVA Resources • Springer e-books • Four subjects, 2005-2013, currently just under 7,500 titles • Send secure electronic copy allowed: chapter-level, noncommercial only VIVA Resources • Elsevier e-books • 2013 Frontlist, will be around 700 titles total • Send secure electronic copy allowed: chapter-level, noncommercial only, United States only VIVA ILL Contract Provisions • http://www.vivalib.org/illsubcomm/ILLContracts.html VIVA Holdings in the WorldCat KB • Resources have been mapped from the VIVA vendor and product to the WCKB collection and provider. VIVA Holdings in the WorldCat KB • The central office has selected collections shared by the public institutions. Some collections are standard and some are customized for the consortium. VIVA Holdings in the WorldCat KB • Collection properties include ILL rights. A New Development • Occam’s Reader • Built by the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), currently in Alpha test stage. • An add-on to the ILLiad client that uploads an e-book, converts it from PDF format to an image/png file, and generates an email to the borrowing library with log-in credentials. • The generated file is a plain image – no metadata, no search enabled. • An authorization token in the email ensures that access to the file on the Occam’s Reader server will expire. Questions?