Today and in Perpetuity: A Canadian Consortial Strategy for Owning and Hosting Ebooks

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Title: Today and in Perpetuity: A Canadian Consortial Strategy for Owning and Hosting Ebooks
Authors: Horava, Tony
Abstract: The Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) is a provincial consortium of twenty-one publicly funded universities in Ontario, Canada. A consortially-built platform called Scholars Portal is our digital library for archiving ebook content and making it available 24/7 to university students and faculty. An Ebooks Committee has responsibility for coordinating the consortial acquisition of ebooks, within the context of an Information Resources Committee. This paper discusses the consortial strategy and philosophy for ebook licensing in OCUL, which involve a focus on ownership and local loading rights, for dual purposes of preservation and immediate access. Key processes, tools, and accomplishments of this innovative service model are highlighted
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0099133313000554
http://hdl.handle.net/10393/25492
DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2013.04.001
CollectionBibliothèque - Publications // Library - Publications
Libre accès uOttawa - Publications // uOttawa Open Access - Publications
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