When: Thursday, Jan 31 | 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm

Location: MTCC 203A

Days: Thursday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: VENDOR. Subjects: Collections, Data, and Technology.


When it comes to ebooks, much attention is given to improving the end-user experience. From making it easy to find the right titles to providing users with tools to manage their content, vendors are investing a significant amount of time and money into the end-user.


But without the information and tools to properly manage and evaluate whether your acquisition practices are working, only part of your mission is being addressed. It’s a critical need, yet sometimes treated by vendors as an afterthought – the last paragraph of a brochure.


In this session, we’ll walk you through the other side of ebook management – the administration side. With LibCentral, ProQuest’s ebook collection development and management system, we’ll show you how to answer the following questions:

• How can I choose the right combination of acquisition models to improve usage and meet budget goals?

• How can I use technology to free up valuable time for library staff?

• What analytic tools and metrics are available to me for monitoring success?


Attend this session, and ensure you’re addressing the other side of your ebook platform – ultimately creating a better experience for your users and for your library.