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our original and expected budget, but it is not new money in the sense of a permanent increase intended to build a
collection of e-books. Once spent, it may be recorded as one-time or continuation purchases, not exclusively one or
Individual one-time titles can be purchased from print monograph funds; collections are purchased from contingency
funds which are moved to the recurring e-book line in subsequent FYs. For both of these questions, there are 2
appropriate answers. E-book funds are included in one or more other budget lines for one-time purchases and
for continuations. And those funds are new monies as well as reallocated funds. Individual one-time titles can be
purchased from print monograph funds; collections are purchased from contingency funds which are moved to the
recurring e-book line in the subsequent ﬁscal years.
No speciﬁc budget line is available for e-books. We carve out funds BOTH out of one-time funds and continuations
budgets (usually achieved through print cancellations).
Some of our e-book funds are part of one-time purchase lines and others come from continuations.
We do not separate e-books from other e-resources for allocation purposes. When it is clear, e-book payments are
recorded as such. The lines are fuzzy.
e-Book Access and Discovery
18. How can users ﬁnd e-books that are in your library collections? Check all that apply. N=71
Library Web page lists and provides links to e-book collections 60 85%
e-books are separate items in the online catalog 59 83%
OPAC allows searching or ﬁltering by e-book format 49 69%
WorldCat search 42 59%
Cross links from licensed resources (e.g., PsychInfo) 39 55%
e-books are added items in the online catalog record 38 54%
Web search engines (e.g., Google, Yahoo) 37 52%
Library Web page lists and provides links to individual e-book titles 21 30%
Records for e-books are integrated into a course management system 20 28%
Other 11 15%