Best practices for eBook collections with the University of Central Florida

By: Diana Petrowicz, Mon Sep 28 2020
Diana Petrowicz

Author: Diana Petrowicz

Sara Duff is the Acquisitions & Collection Assessment Librarian at the University of Central Florida Libraries located in the USA. In this webinar recording below she explains the process of acquisition for her institution from models of acquisitions to things to watch for, such as platform fees, licenses and integration with vendors. She also explains how to evaluate models and platforms based on usage, textbooks and usability of the interface.

Check out useful tips such as to read licenses carefully and watch out for spending requirements as well as integration with vendors like GOBI or OASIS to eliminate duplication. Joining Sara, Springer Nature's eBooks Product Manager, Wouter van der Velde gives an overview of best practices for building an eBook collection your researchers will keep coming back to. He talks you through the following 8 steps to building an eBook collection:

  1. Define your Collection Development Strategy
  2. Evaluate Business Models
  3. Pool resources to reduce costs
  4. Review acquisitions policy
  5. Integrate collections and boost discovery
  6. Promote, promote, and promote again
  7. Digital Preservation
  8. Review and renew

In addition, you can listen to useful tips such as seek user feedback on recent collection acquisitions and how they are typically approaching texts or always consider the volume of archive material in a collection and the longer-term pay-off of this material. We hope you enjoy the webinar recording below. For questions, feedback or if you would like any information about Springer Nature’s flexible eBook licensing models, please email

Here you can find the presentations by Sara Duff and Wouter van der Velde.

Diana Petrowicz

Author: Diana Petrowicz

Diana Petrowicz is a Marketing Manager in the Institutional Marketing team, based in the London office. She manages 'The Link' blog, creates web content for the librarian webpage and produces the Library Link newsletter to keep the librarian community updated on trends and news.

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