Springer and Patron Driven Acquisition
San Diego, January, 2011
Syed Hasan
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• Springer eBooks
• Springer’s PDA Pilot
• Springer eBook Business Model Summit
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• Springer eBooks
• Springer's PDA Pilot
• Springer eBook Business Model Summit
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Springer is the largest STM book publisher
Number of English-Language Titles Published in 2009
3,959
3,408
2,459
1,566
1,274
1,260
1,201
779
327
(Data from www.puballey.com; if a book is published simultaneously in hard- and paperback editions, only the hardback edition was included)
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Launched eBooks in 2006
UKSG; London
Online
Bookfair FRA
Univ. Toronto
ALA Chicago
LAB
Corporate
ICOLC Meeting
Naval
Research Lab
Univ. of Tokyo
LAB Europe
LAB US
LAB Asia
CAPES
VALA
Personal feedback of more then 200 librarians globally
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Springer eBook business models drivers
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Market and customer driven
• Ownership
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Keep it simple
Adopt proven journal model
• Packages
• Pre-Paid business
• DRM-free
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Pricing model based on size and type of institution
# researchers
and/or students
Size of
MP
institution
School
University
R&D Institute
Type of institution
(Carnegie Classification)
= Mid price level of an average size of university
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Springer and Patron Driven/Initiated Access/Acquisition
• Springer eBooks
• Springer’s PDA Pilot
• eBook Business Model
Summit
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University of Utah “Patron-esque” Pilot
• Pre-payment deposited in early July
• Open up access to Complete 2005-2010 eBook Collection
• 2 price band agreed - current year (2010) & 2005-2009
• Apply deposit toward ownership of collections after pilot
Results
• Deposit exhausted in 1 month
• Complete collection price reached in 3.5 months
• Currently working on conversion to ownership
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Springer and Patron Driven/Initiated Access/Acquisition
• Springer eBooks
• Springer’s PDA Pilot
• eBook Pricing Summit
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Springer eBook Business Model Summit
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One day dedicated meeting
Chicago – April
Discussion to include PDA
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Thank You!
Questions?
Syed Hasan
President, Sales
[email protected]
Ray Colon
Dir. eProduct Management
[email protected]
George Scotti
Dir. Library Channel Marketing
[email protected]
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