As a follow-up to my presentation about NetLibrary, the following is a description of the three collection development programs through which new titles can be acquired:
- TitleSelect: Titles can be ordered individually from the full NetLibrary catalog. Titles can be selected by searching, by browsing subject areas, or by editing subject collections.
- TitleDirect: Libraries can create a profile and a list of library “selectors and reviewers.” Content lists are periodically generated and emailed to selectors and reviewers. After the library review process is completed, preferred titles are ordered.
- Patron Driven Acquisition: NetLibrary makes available a large selection of titles meeting the profile determined by the library. As soon as any title is accessed a second time, it is automatically acquired. The library can specify a spending limit.
NetLibrary’s pricing structure is list price + a one-time access fee of 55% for ‘ownership,’ or list price + 15% for annual access. Discounted “subject sets” are also available.