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Ebook Central Academy

Eight 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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Slide Deck Ebook Central Academy "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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Ebook Acquisiton Models: The Basics - slide deck

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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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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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Unlimited access with DRM-Free titles
DRM-free content is coming to 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.

September 26, 9:00am EDTSeptember 26, 2:00pm EDTSeptember 26, 8:00pm EDT/September 27, 10:00am AEST


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.

October 10, 9:00am EDTOctober 10, 2:00pm EDTOctober 10, 8:00pm EDT/October 11, 11:00am AEDT


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.

November 14, 9:00am ESTNovember 14, 2:00pm ESTNovember 14, 8:00pm EST/November 15, 12:00pm AEDT


How to manage ebook budgets like a pro
See how Ebook Central's easy-to-use features, like permissions, alerts and trackers, can ensure that you never go over budget.

December 12, 9:00am ESTDecember 12, 2:00pm ESTDecember 12, 8:00pm EST/December 13, 12:00pm AEDT


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.