Digital Preservation and Whole Ebook Lending at Purdue

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Recorded on 03/27/2024
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 370

In the final episode of this four-part series, Nathan Rupp, Acquisitions & E-Resources Librarian at Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies, discusses digital preservation practices and whole ebook lending trends at Purdue. He first emphasizes the institution’s digital-first approach and how that impacts the availability of materials down the line. As Nathan explains, storing e-resources on vendor servers can throw the preservation of an institution’s cultural record into question. In addition, Nathan describes the differences in workflows between collection development and preservation for the humanities and social sciences versus STEM fields. Finally, Nathan wraps up with observations on how publishers are responding to whole ebook lending requests, highlighting how involvement in a consortium affects institutional collection priorities.


Nathan Rupp headshot

About the guest:

Nathan Rupp
Acquisitions & E-Resources Librarian
Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies


Enjoy the conversation? Listen to the rest of the series:


Check out our previous series with OverDrive Academic:
– Open Access Resources Trends in Academic Libraries
– Redefining Space, Access, and Formats in Academic Libraries
– The Academic Library (Not Quite) Post-Pandemic
– Adjusting to Modern Library Needs


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