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Thursday, November 8 • 11:30am - 12:10pm
Much Ado about eBooks: Making Sense of Access Models

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EBooks are a vital part of today’s library, but the growing number of purchase and loan models, combined with complicated setup, maintenance, and access issues, can pose challenges to any library. This session will shed light on eBook purchase models (particularly EBA and DDA), and help you make the best decision for your library. This session includes speakers from three different universities sharing their thoughts and experiences. Melissa Belvadi will focus on some philosophical problems with EBA and then discuss how UPEI is handling the logistical problems of combining DDA, EBA, subscription, and firm orders in their catalogue. Stew MacLehose will discuss the variety of DDA loan programs available and the solution UNE arrived at using a combination of models that save money, increase usage, and satisfy UNE student and faculty needs. Joe Marciniak will present data from UWG’s recent DDA program.

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Melissa Belvadi

Collections & User Experience Librarian, Robertson Library
Melissa has been a librarian at UPEI since 2008. She previously worked for academic libraries in the US after getting her MLS from UCLA in 1993.
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Stew MacLehose

Digital Services & Systems Librarian, University of New England
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Joe Marciniak

Electronic Resources Librarian, The University of West Georgia

Thursday November 8, 2018 11:30am - 12:10pm EST
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel