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.

 

 

Upcoming Changes to ebrary Subscriptions: Ebook Subscription Removals Notice (05.26.2016)

The ProQuest ebook team would like to notify you of upcoming semi-annual title removals from ebrary subscription products. These removals will take place on June 22, 2016.

Title removals from subscriptions are mainly due to requests from publishers or to achieve parity across subscription products.

These semi-annual removals represent less than 1% of any subscription.

Below are additional details regarding these subscription changes.

Academic Complete™ (including United Kingdom and Ireland Edition)

  • Number of titles to be removed990

College Complete™

  • Number of titles to be removed115

Public Library Complete™

  • Number of titles to be removed143

Schools and Educators Complete

  • Number of titles to be removed59

A subset of these titles will be removed from other ebrary subscriptions.

Removals will be effective June 22, 2016 on your ebrary channel; with a MARC record update after June 23, 2016. We expect these changes to be reflected in your discovery solution (Summon®, OCLC, etc.) by mid-July 2016.

Many of these titles are available for purchase at a 10% discount until June 15, 2016.

For a complete list of removals and a usage report of these titles on your ebrary site, please contact our Product Support team at support@ebrary.com.