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Arlene Healy

Sub
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Librarian, Sciences,
Medicine, Engineering &
Electronic Resources

IReL


Challenges &
Opportunities for Libraries

ANLTC


Perspectives on
Online Information

NUI Galway July 27
th

2006

IReL
-

Brief Background


2003


IUA Librarians submit a proposal to SFI
for the development of a national electronic
Library.


March 2004


SFI grant funding and IReL
Initiative formally commences,
concentrating on
resources to support the priority areas of
biotechnology and ICT.


2005
-

SFI & the HEA jointly fund IReL to the
tune of

22.25 million over a five
-
year period
(2004
-
2008).


End of May 2005


the majority of titles from the
Biotechnology & ICT phase are available.


February 2005


at the request of the HEA the
IUA Librarians’ Group submitted a proposal for
the inclusion in IReL of resources supporting the
Humanities and Social Sciences.


December 2005


the HEA approved this
proposal and committed to provide an additional

15 million commencing 2006 for a four year
period (2006
-
2009 inclusive).

Launch


June 2006
-

IReL
formally launched by the
Minister for Education
and Science, Mary
Hanafin, TD at the
National Library of Ireland
in Dublin.

Opportunities


Range & Quality of
Information


IReL delivers over 3,656
quality peer
-
reviewed, high impact

online research
publications in the fields of Biotechnology
and ICT.


25 million articles delivered direct to
researchers’ desktops regardless of
location.


Range & Quality of Information


The Humanities & Social Sciences phase
of the initiative will deliver an additional
20,000 titles.


Adds greatly to existing collections of
resources within Irish University Libraries.


Allows us to meet the needs of our
research communities.

Range & Quality of Information


Facilitates collaborative research,
supporting cross
-
institutional and cross
-
disciplinary research initiatives.



Contributes to the development of a
research culture at undergraduate level.


Range & Quality of Information


Impact Factors


IReL provides access to between 70% and
85% of the top 20 world ranking titles in:


Biomedical Engineering


Bio Research Methods


Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology


Biochemical Engineering


Computer Science


Information Systems & Software Engineering


Engineering

Opportunities


Value for Money


Economies of scale achieved through
consortial purchasing and centralised
negotiation and administration.



Savings achieved to date through the IReL
collaborative approach to e
-
resource
acquisition =

1.3 million.


Opportunities
-

Economic benefits


Humanities & Social Sciences phase acquisition
model


subscriptions already in place taken over, resulting in
freeing up of budgets up at local/institutional level.


Unbundling of print from electronic


Every effort is made to ensure deals negotiated are e
-
only and allow the cancellation of print subscriptions.


Deep discount for print

Challenges


Volume and range of information



Tight project timeframe
-


commencement of IReL in summer 2004
completion of Biotech & ICT phase in
autumn 2005

Challenges


IReL Management


Extra workload involved


Locally


IUA Librarians’ Group and IReL Steering
Group


IRIS Manager and IRIS Office


Role of negotiating agent
-

Content
Complete

Challenges


Negotiating and Licensing


Establishing negotiating criteria


Covering all points from price caps, and perpetual
access, to user training.


Establishing model licence agreement*


Not all publishers accept the model licence.


Difficult to communicate to IReL users the terms of usage to
be observed.


Consideration of all copyright and licensing issues
takes up a lot of staff time and requires legal
expertise.






*IReL Licensing group


Challenges


Consortial
Negotiations


‘Big Deals’


inflexibility


Bundling electronic & print


Non
-
cancellation of print clauses/maintenance
of current spend still exist.


Content transfer


Refusal to pro
-
rate


Non
-
inclusion of new titles


Challenges


Delivering Access


Funding & support for tools to aid the
management of, and delivery of access to
a vastly increased number of e
-
resources.


Obtaining definitive title lists from
publishers/providers.


Open URL, Z39.50 compliancy.


Challenges


Promotion & Publicity


Internal promotion at appropriate fora.


Development locally of websites and
training guides.


Co
-
ordination and provision of
information/training sessions.


Institutional & IReL branding of resources


Logo, brochures and posters available
since formal launch in June 2006.

Challenges
-

Training


Library staff


Need to gain knowledge rapidly


End users


Variety of content (bibliographic, full text,
bibliometric data)


Variety of interfaces


Challenges


Monitoring &
Evaluation*


Obtaining consortial statistics from
publishers/providers.


Difficult to access consortial level statistics
(access to admin areas, e
-
mailed reports etc.)


Usage Reports


Containing trial period statistics


Not all are counter compliant


Inaccuracies noted






*IReL Monitoring Group


Monitoring downtime


Difficult to track. Often no prior notification
given


Difficult to obtain valid reasons for downtime
from providers


User Surveys


Time and effort to design, distribute and
evaluate

Future Challenges


Ensuring Irish researchers continue to
have access to quality information.



Effectively identifying deficiencies of IReL
information supply on a ongoing basis.



Cancellation decisions.


Obtaining consensus on choice of
interface, and provider platforms.


Particular relevant in Humanities & Social
Sciences phase


Working to establish a new model for ‘Big
Deals’ .


Future proofing continued access
-

Portico

Many thanks to my colleagues on the:

1)
IReL Steering Grouo

2)
IReL Monitoring Group

3)
IReL Licensing Group