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									National Core Set

Presentation to Public Libraries
eResources Consultation Forum
        31 March 2011
     NSLA’s Project 7
“Collaborative Collections”
Project 7 “Collaborative Collections”

• NSLA Re-imagining Libraries Strategic Plan
• Project 7 “Collaborative Collections”
• National Core Set E-resources initiative
Project 7 “Collaborative Collections”

Lead Agencies
State Library of Queensland &
State Library of New South Wales

Increased efficiencies and purchasing power through:
•    Combined collection development; and
•    Further developing relationships with creators, publishers and
Project 7 “Collaborative Collections”

Context and scope…

•   identify models for collaborative collection development for both current
    collections (retrospective) and future acquisitions (prospective).

•   focused on 3 collection formats: e-resources, serials and monographs.

•   optimisation of staff subject expertise to benefit service delivery across all
    NSLA libraries.
National Core Set - Background
National Core Set - Background
• October 2003 - Senate Environment, Communications,
Information Technology and the Arts References
Committee on “Libraries in the online environment” (role of
• 2004-2006 – National Site Licensing Forums
• 2007 - 4th National Site Licensing Forum – 9 May 2007
  and the launch of Electronic Resources Australia (ERA)
  which is “a consortia for Australian Libraries for
  collaborative purchasing of electronic resources”
• 2008 - NSLA Consortium – NSLA’s The Big Bang:
  Creating the new library (2001-2009) plan.
• 2010 - NSLA E-Resources Consortium
 NSLA Consortium – Progress Report 2008

The objective of the NSLA is to enable all
Australians to have a defined set of online quality
information resources that are of national interest
and relevance. By defining a core set and working
towards providing access to these e-resources
through the NSLA libraries will mean that all
Australians can potentially have access to this
information as a member of their NSLA library…
  Role of NSLA e Resources Con…
• NSLA E-Resources Consortium tasked with evaluating,
costing and recommending a core set of e-resources for
NSLA libraries.

• Four person evaluation subcommittee was formed to
evaluate, cost and recommend an ideal set of unlimited
remote access e-resources for the NSLA libraries.

• A core set of 20 products covering 19 different subject
category/product types was recommended by the
subcommittee in June 2010.

• Two phase approach recommended.
Implementation Approach
  Implementation Approach

Phase 1A – Products (9 products)

Oxford Reference Online Premium               (SLQ subscribes)
AustLit: the Australian Literature Resource   (SLQ subscribes)
Ancestry Library Edition/ Plus                (SLQ subscribes)
Company360 – Universe                         (SLQ subscribes)
Literature Resource Centre                    (SLQ subscribes)
Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985              (SLQ subscribes)
Health & Wellness Reference Centre            (SLQ subscribes)
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online               (SLQ subscribes)
Informit Complete package                     (SLQ subscribes to 5 of the 9 titles)
    Implementation Approach

Phase 1B – Products (7 products)

Oxford English Dictionary                   (SLQ subscribes)
Macquarie Dictionary & Thesaurus            (no sub)
MacquaireNET                                (no sub)
Oxford Music Online                         (SLQ subscribes)
Oxford Art Online                           (SLQ subscribes)
Science Resource Center                     (no sub)
SMH Archive,The Age and
The Western Australian Newspaper
package                                     (no sub)

•    Still being negotiated

•    SLQ subscribes to all but four of these titles
Implementation Approach
Phase 2 (4 products) - yet to be completed.

1. News & Current Affairs – Current Australian and International newspapers
   Titles under consideration: “NewsBank” and “ANZ Newsstand”

2. Humanities & Social Sciences – Law
   Titles under consideration: various Thompson and LexisNexis titles

3. Multi-subject databases – International
   Titles under consideration: “MasterFile Premier” (Ebsco) and” ProQuest 5000”

4. Science – Technology & Standards
   Titles under consideration: “Standards Online Premium”
Current Status
Current Status


• Option 1 unlimited users for all products.

• Option 2 current level of access plus entry level access for new

Option 2 is the Consortium’s preferred option
Current Status

Next Steps

   Negotiation with RMIT Publishing on a multi-year deal for Informit

   Development of a marketing plan for e-resources (including key messages
    to public libraries)

   Negotiation on pricing of the 7 products in Phase 1B to commence in
    January 2013
•   Insignificant increase in SLQ recurrent e-resource budget – SLQ already
    provides remote access to most of the core set titles.
•   The normal access arrangements will remain in place: Queensland
    residents will need to acquire an eServices card or establish a QPL account
    to gain remote access to the core set titles.
•   Statewide access licence provisions will remain in place for Encyclopaedia
    Britannica Online, Health and Wellness Resource Centre and Ancestry
    Library Edition (onsite access only).
•   Queensland residents will get access to additional titles to which SLQ may
    not otherwise have chosen to subscribe.
•   NSLA focus on monitoring usage and “marketing” or the Core Set.
Thank you…

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