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Ebook Central Academy

Creative Strategies to Transform Your Ebook Program

Acquisition models. MARC records. Budgeting. Reporting and analysis. And these are just a few of the topics we get asked about by our ProQuest customers on a daily basis. As an Ebook Central customer, you already have access to tools that can improve your library's ebook program and engage your patrons. But you may not be using them to their full capacity — so we've developed a new webinar series to help. Each month, we'll present a different topic that will help make the most out of the Ebook Central platform you've invested in. You can attend these webinars live or listen to them on-demand at your convenience.


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Are you getting the most out of Ebook Central?
Covering the basics, we'll show you an overview of recent enhancements, demonstrate the new integration with Syndetics Unbound, and provide an introduction to the LibCentral Administrative portal.

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View the Slide Deck - Session 1: Are you getting the most out of Ebook Central?

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Don't forget to check out the Related Resources on Patron Analytics, Extended Access and LibCentral - download them on this page!


Ebook acquisition models: the basics
Get a primer on Ebook Central's acquisition models — and how they work together to optimize your budget, streamline your workflow, and meet your library's collection development goals.

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View the slide deck - Session 2: Ebook Acquisiton Models: The Basics

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Spotlight on DDA, ATO, and profiling
Get an in-depth look into two popular usage-based acquisition models: Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) and Access-to-Own (ATO). Learn how to work with your ProQuest Collections Workflow Consultant to set up your profile so you can acquire books that your patrons need, and get tips on maximizing title availability while making the most of your budget.

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View the slide deck - Session 3: Spotlight on DDA, ATO and profiling

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The librarian's guide to access permissions
Learn how to set the access permissions that work best for your library and your budget. We'll discuss how to set the number of users and levels of access, mediation, extended access, DRM-free unlimited access titles and more.

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View the slide deck - Session 4: Librarian's Guide to Access permissions

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Unlimited access with DRM-Free titles
DRM-free content is available on Ebook Central and it provides an unlimited, friction-free experience for your users. Learn more about ProQuest's selection of DRM-free titles, and how they'll improve usability for your patrons.

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View the slide deck - Session 5: Unlimited access with DRM-free titles on Ebook Central

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Making the most of MARC records
Enhance discovery with MARC records. Understand how to find them, how to use them, and get tips and tricks on using LibCentral to manage your MARC records.

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(No slide deck available for this webinar)


Gain better insights through analytics and reporting
Did you know LibCentral has the best reporting capabilities in the market? See what data you can collect — including usage, expenditure and patron analytics. We put the tools in your hands to get insights into what your patrons need.

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View the slide deck - Session 7: Gain better insights through analytics and reporting

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Related Resources

Download our recently updated datasheets for additional information on getting the most from LibCentral, Patron Analytics, and Extended Access.

Also visit our full website to learn more about Ebook Central.