The impact of eTexts – using trial data to inform licensing, costs and access models

Craig Milne, Griffith University

Poster presentation
Tuesday 14 February 2017, 12:15pm - 12:30pm


During early 2015 Griffith University and Pearson entered into discussions around the provision of eTexts to Griffith University.  Through healthy discussions Griffith and Pearson were able to establish some common ground to enable the development of a licence, costing and access model to implement on a trial basis.  The trial commenced in October 2015 with an initial selection of titles based on known required readings with additional titles to added throughout 2016.  The purpose of the trial was to enable both Griffith and Pearson to identify if the agreed licence, costing and access models would meet both parties needs in the longer term and how the trial agreement could be improved and developed into a longer term arrangement.

Data on print book usage and ebook usage will be analysed and findings presented.  Additional data will be included if available including book shop sales data and sell through data.

The poster will also address:

  • Background / Context  / Goals of trial
  • Workflows adopted between Griffith and Pearson from request to fulfilment to ensure rapid turnaround of availability requests and purchase
  • An analysis and presentation of the impact of the trial including the impact on print usage, eText use (book shop sales and sell through data if available)

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