Aim of the project
The aim of this project is to establish a basis for deciding how e-lending can be introduced at the ETH-Bibliothek.
Description of the project
Virtual access to e-books and other e-resources regardless of time and location is not yet possible for the customer group "non-members of ETH Zurich" (external library customers). Since information in the field of science, technology and medicine (STM) is becoming increasingly available in electronic form, the introduction of a form of virtual loan system for e-books (e-lending) is essential for library customers.
The project will evaluate the options that are available to academic libraries in relation to e-lending. Two alternative approaches will be considered: outsourcing to an e-book aggregator or developing an in-house solution.
Synergies and context
This project constitutes a further step towards the creation of a digital library.
|June to November 2010:||Pre-evaluation, discussions with suppliers, tests, cost estimate|
|End of 2010:||First recommendation|
|End of 2012:||Decision|