ebrary MARC update for September 2016

ebrary MARC record pages were auto-updated on 2016-09-22.

If your ebrary MARC records page did not auto-update on this date, it is most likely because you had manually updated earlier in the month.

For directions on retrieving your ebrary MARC records, please refer to:

http://support.ebrary.com/kb/admins-marc-records

Note that this update reflects the quarterly adds to subscriptions – for example, over 2,500 titles were added to Academic Complete.  There were also a few subscription deletes due to issues such as loss of publisher rights.

 

ebrary MARC update for August 2016

ebrary MARC record pages were auto-updated on 2016-08-25.

If your ebrary MARC records page did not auto-update on this date, it is most likely because you had manually updated earlier in the month.

For directions on retrieving your ebrary MARC records, please refer to:

http://support.ebrary.com/kb/admins-marc-records

Admin: Usage Reports – Why sudden usage changes?

The usage stats on ebrary changed somewhat with the introduction of the New Reader.  You may see significant changes in your usage reports in the month your ebrary site was switched to the New Reader.

There are two significant usage-stat implications with the New Reader:

  1. Users get delivered to a “Detail Page” instead of the first page (e.g., cover) of the book.
    1. Implications for usage stats:
      1. Viewing only the Detail Page does *not* count as a page view
      2. Viewing only the Detail Page does *not* count that book toward the Unique Documents tally.
    2. Implications for users:
      1. The “Detail Page” is very efficient for users.  Whereas before users had to scan through several pages to determine what the book was about, the Detail Page’s thorough information and table of contents often provides all the overview information they need.
    3. Bottom line: we’ve increased the efficiency for users, but this efficiency leads to fewer “interactions” with the book for us to count.  Often we see a drop in pages viewed once a site was switched to the New Reader.
  2. Printing and chapter/range-downloading are handled exactly the same way.
    1. Implications for usage stats:
      1. The “Chapter/Range Downloads” column is no longer used – you’ll just see zeros there once your site was upgraded to the New Reader.
      2. Chapter/range-downloads are tallied in the “Pages Printed” column
      3. Important:  whereas before just the instance of a chapter/range-download was counted, now that they are counted as prints, every page that is chapter/range-downloaded is counted.
        1. Before: if a user chapter/range-downloaded 50 pages, it counted as 1
        2. Now:  if a user chapter/range-downloads 50 pages, it is counted as 50
    2. Implications for users:
      1. The benefit to the user is that now when they print pages of a book, they get a PDF that they can print right away or save and print later.

ebrary MARC update for July 2016

ebrary MARC record pages were auto-updated on 2016-07-21.

If your ebrary MARC records page did not auto-update on this date, it is most likely because you had manually updated earlier in the month.

For directions on retrieving your ebrary MARC records, please refer to:

http://support.ebrary.com/kb/admins-marc-records

ebrary MARC update for June 2016

ebrary MARC record pages were auto-updated on 2016-06-23.

If your ebrary MARC records page did not auto-update on this date, it is most likely because you had manually updated earlier in the month.

There were about 700 titles indicated as deletes in this load that were added back in just a few days later.  So we recommend this month you follow these steps if your MARC records page did update on 6-23.

  1. Process the “Added MARCs” and “Deleted Titles” files from the June 23 line as usual,
  2. Click the “Update MARC Data” button to generate an additional line with the update files,
  3. Process the new line’s “Added MARCs” and “Deleted Titles” files.