E-book collection management in UK university libraries: focus groups report

E-book collection management in UK university libraries: focus groups report
Information Automation Limited, Final Report, November 2009

This report provides an analysis of the focus groups held with librarians at 8 universities. The focus groups investigated the attitudes and work of library staff responsible for establishing, managing and promoting the e-book collections. They focused on: selection; licensing and pricing models; cataloguing and MARC records; ways of accessing e-books; promotion; evaluation; and the platform interface through which the JISC e-books were available. This is a long report with many insightful quotes.