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Whole Ebook Lending Task Force

Background:

In 2016, through an RFP process, VIVA awarded four contracts to Brill, Oxford, Taylor & Francis, and Wiley for eBook collections (see press release here). These titles are now available at VIVA public institutions. The RFP committee secured whole ebook lending rights from each of these vendors.  The VIVA Resource Sharing Committee (RSC) recognized that ILL colleagues would need some guidance as each of these product platforms differs in both technical and contract specifications for loaning. Additionally, the ability to loan whole ebooks is new to many. To meet this aniticipated need the RSC formed a task force in December of 2016 to test out loaning the newly added titles, and based on that testing, to create general and product specific recommendations to support ILL departments across Virginia.

Charge:

The task force works to assess VIVA's Whole Ebook Lending program, revise recommendations and best practices, and provide support to ILL departments loaning and borrowing these materials.

Resources:

 

Members:

Task Force Members

Last Name

First Name

Institution

Email

Thomas

Shirley (chair)

Virginia Commonwealth University

srthomas@vcu.edu

Carrell

Jacqueline

Piedmont Virginia Community College

jcarrell@pvcc.edu

Teaff

Elizabeth

Washington & Lee

teaffe@wlu.edu

Butcher

Mikki

James Madison University

butcheml@jmu.edu

O'Gara

Genya (ex-officio)

VIVA

gogara@gmu.edu

Ramos

Laura (past-chair)

George Mason University

 

 

 

VIVA is funded by the Virginia General Assembly and the VIVA member institutions, and is sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV).