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sustainability. Local site: Institutional Repository. Exception: e.g., eTheses in the Institutional Repository (cIRCLE).
Obviously the ability to load content locally or consortially allows for increased experimentation in search and
discovery, and/or data mining, but individual libraries, and probably many consortia, are not necessarily equipped to
host and serve this content up to users, yet.
One of the main pluses for e-books is that they provide tremendous financial savings, they start to lose that
budgetary advantage if the library has to devote hardware/software/staff to the care and feeding of e-books 24
hours a day.
Our consortia attempt to negotiate local loading.
Policies are under development.
Prefer to have the right to archive e-books, and prefer LOCKSS.
Resources that are born digital at this university are mounted locally.
Scholar’s Portal is our consortial provider of e-books.
So far, we only mount digital content from our own collections on local site (our institutional repository).
The library currently does not have an e-book repository.
We are currently exploring local hosting/loading.
We do not want to deal with the technical aspects of holding e-books on our own servers.
We have moved through several views on this and seem to be settled on off-site access now with encouragement to
vendors to be actively involved in third party archives.
We have one collection, of materials we digitized from print, that we mount locally. All purchased collections we
access from publisher/aggregator sites.
We prefer single site, single interface. At the consortium, we use the CDL e-book platform.
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