B15. The E-book Ecosystem Ebb and Flow. How is it Working?
Did you notice that the e-book market has been doing a dance? Can you keep up with so many business and resource sharing models? How do you handle faculty requests for new monographs -- are subject matters considered? Are you taking advantage of the publishers’ direct offerings and/ or consortial contracts? Are PDAs/DDAs on the rise or decline? Are approval plans still viable models? What does evidence-based mean in the monograph environment and how do monograph collections and subscriptions fit in? Has monograph purchasing/leasing turned into a pyramid structure? The VALE Electronic Resources Committee is inviting all interested colleagues for a discussion about the challenges of the acquisition for scholarly monographs and their role in supporting academic programs. Please join us for a conversation about these issues as we explore what is being offered and how it is being received by the community. The last 10-15 minutes of this program will be a discussion on what models attendees would find most preferable.