May 26, 2022

Califa Library Group Posts eBook Project Update

Heather Teysko at the Califa Library Group has posted an update with the latest about their ebook project.

The complete blog post is available here.

A Few Highlights:

  • Selected to Host Database
  • Sent Book Orders to Three Publishers (Workman/Algonquin, Bancroft, Dzanc)
  • Working On Orders With Smashwords and Independent Publishers Group
  • Forming a Collection Development Committee

Teysko Points Out:

We are really working on two projects simultaneously.  Working with Contra Costa to get them set up is sort of a “learning by doing” project – by setting up VuFind+, and the ACS, we can learn a lot about the pieces that we will need to make this scaleable for groups.  There are still a lot of questions over bandwidth, how quickly VuFind+ can serve up the ebooks, etc.  We will learn a lot by getting Contra Costa set up, and then the BALIS libraries, and then Kansas.  Three different ILS groups, and bigger populations, which will put the system to the test.  We will see how it holds up, and learn more about whether more bandwidth is needed, etc.

Read the Complete Califa Library Group Blog Post

See Also: Large California Consortium Joins Movement Toward Library Ebook Ownership (via The Digital Shift, March 2012)

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