Best practices for acquiring and implementing an eBook collection

Sponsored by Springer Nature
Recorded on 09/24/2020

Posted in Collection Development and Management


Join us on Thursday, 24th of September, for a 1-hour webinar on the best practices and recommended steps for building a successful eBook collection. Topics will include: defining a collection development strategy, the evaluation of business models offered by publishers, the reduction of costs by pooling resources, reviewing acquisitions policies, integrating collections and boosting discovery, promoting ebooks to library users, digital preservation and evaluating your ebooks.


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    Wouter van der Velde

    eBooks Product ManagerSpringer Nature

    Wouter van der Velde, Senior eProduct Manager eBooks, is the in-depth product specialist for eBooks product at Springer Nature. Wouter was instrumental in the creation and launch of the eBooks product back in 2007, and continues today to responsible for eBooks product management strategy, product development, product technology developments, and a number of collaborations across this product at Springer Nature. In this position, Wouter is responsible for communication of MARC records and MyCopy, as well as business models and pricing.

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    Sara Duff

    Acquisitions & Collection Assessment LibrarianUniversity of Central Florida Libraries, USA

    Ms. Duff works mainly in monograph acquisitions, including streaming video. Sara will focus her talk about the ways to increase access while decreasing costs, how the library can help with textbook affordability, and meaningful collection assessment methods.