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Ebrary on the Radar
Creating sustainable community: The Proceedings of the ACRL 2015 Conference (2015)
  • Julie Linden
  • Angela Sidman
  • Sarah Tudesco
Abstract
Yale University Library has a long history with ebrary, subscribing to its collection of academic ebooks since the days when this product was known as “Ebrarian.” Long since rebranded as Academic Complete, and now owned by ProQuest, over the ensuing thirteen years the package has grown to include well over 100,000 titles. Regular review of Yale’s usage data demonstrated that Academic Complete was well used and delivered a great deal of content for a low cost per use. Balancing this, however, was a well-established perception among librarians that users found the interface difficult to navigate and that the subscription content was unstable. In the spring of 2014 three librarians and an intern turned their attention to this product.1 Attracted by the long record of usage history, the group took a deep dive into ebrary data, determined to separate facts from feelings and explore the role of this foundational ebook package within Yale’s larger collection. 
Publication Date
2015
Citation Information
Julie Linden, Angela Sidman and Sarah Tudesco. "Ebrary on the Radar" Creating sustainable community: The Proceedings of the ACRL 2015 Conference (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/julie-linden/2/