Glossary of ebrary terms

3USER – Three-user perpetual license.   A title purchased as 3USER means three (3) users can access the document concurrently.   Users will be automatically rolled over to the next available copy if the first one or two are in use.

Book – A document available on ebrary.  Interchangeably called book, document, or title.  Most ebrary titles are books, but some are journals, maps, or sections of books made available as a separate document by the publisher.

Channel – Also referred to as a site.  A hosted ebrary website that provides access to all the documents (subscription, perpetual access, or DASH) for a particular customer such as a school, company, university, or public library.

Collection – A set of books in a particular subscription.

DASH! – Stands for ‘Data Sharing Fast’.  It’s an ebrary product that empowers libraries to create, upload, and share their own PDF collections, right from their own computers.

DDA – Demand Driven Acquisition. It is YBP’s ebrary PDA.

eBOP – ebrary Ordering Platform.  An eBOP title one that has been purchased from ebrary as a perpetual access title.

Extended Access – Also referred to as Turnaway Prevention, allows an administrator to set rules for a sought-after, but in-use, single-user title to initiate a just-in-time loan, upgrade, or additional purchase – thereby extending availability on demand.

Loan – Also referred to as Short-Term Loan or STL.  A loan is an ebrary book that is made available on an ebrary site for 1 day or 1 week (depending on the library’s preferences) at a fraction of the book’s purchase price.

Multi-user – Multi-user titles can be accessed by an unlimited number of users at the same time.  All titles in subscription collections (for example, Academic Complete) are multi-user.  Titles purchased as MUPO are also multi-user.

MUPO – Multi-user perpetual license.  A title purchased as MUPO can be accessed by an unlimited number of users at a time.

PDA – Patron Driven Acquisition.  A purchasing model whereby a library provides a set of books to their patrons, without having to pre-purchase all of them.  If a book gets sufficient use, it is then “triggered” for purchase.

Perpetual Access – Purchased titles.  If an ebrary site purchases titles, they have access to them as long as they have access to their ebrary site. Even if a publisher pulls a title from ebrary, if an ebrary site has purchased the title it will not be taken away.  Perpetual access titles can be purchased as either single-user-only (SUPO), three-user (3USER), or multi-user (MUPO).  Not all titles are available for 3USER or MUPO purchase.

Publication Date (also called “Publish Date” or”Date Published”) – Refers to the date of this particular publication, not the date the book was originally published.

Site – An ebrary site (also called a “channel”) is a hosted ebrary website that provides access to all the documents (subscription, perpetual access, or DASH) for a particular customer such as a school, company, university, or public library.

STL – Short-Term Loan.  A loan is an ebrary book that is made available on an ebrary site for 1 day or 1 week (depending on the library’s preferences) at a fraction of the book’s purchase price.

Subscription collection – A set of documents that are essentially leased to an ebrary site, typically on an annual basis.  The specific documents in subscription collections can change without prior notice, but the expectation is that we will add more than we remove.  The Admin NEWS tab announces changes as possible.  MARC record adds and deletes reflect all additions to and removals from your subscription collections.  If an ebrary site requires guaranteed access to a particular document (i.e., it is being assigned for a class), the library should purchase it because with subscription collections, there is no guarantee that the title won’t be removed.

SUPO – Single-user-only perpetual license.  A title purchased as SUPO can only be accessed by one user at a time.  If several single-user-only copies of the same book are purchased, users will be automatically rolled over to the next available copy if the first one (or several) are in use.  There is only one URL for a book, regardless of how many copies of it have been purchased.

Title – Often used to mean an ebrary document; interchangeably called book, document, or title.  Most ebrary documents are actual books, but some are journals, maps, or sections of books made available as a separate document by the publisher.

Triggerable use – The amount and type of use required for a PDA or STL+PDA document to be triggered for purchase or loan.

Turnaway – When a user tries to open an ebrary document but it is a single-user book (or the last copy of a 3USER book) that’s already in use.  The user is alerted to this and are asked if they would like to queue for it.

Turnaway Prevention – also referred to as Extended Access, allows an administrator to set rules for a sought-after, but in-use, single-user title to initiate a just-in-time loan, upgrade, or additional purchase – thereby extending availability on demand.