Novanet eBook DDA Pilot Project

Early in 2011, Novanet began investigating some type of consortial patron driven acquisition eBook project. Along the way we broke new ground in consortial eBook licencing and delivery, learned a few new things and gathered a lot of data. The results are included here. In February of 2014 the Novanet Board of Directors approved a permanent, ongoing consortial eBook PDA program.

Novanet eBook PDA Steering Committee
Bill Slauenwhite, Novanet (Chair)
Geoff Brown, Dalhousie University
Lou Duggan, St. Mary’s University
Chris MacDonald, St. Mary’s University
Denise Parrott, Nova Scotia Community College
Terry Paris, Mount Saint Vincent University
Jennifer Richard, Acadia University


Pilot Recommendations Report (2011)

Report to the Board of Directors (February 2014)

Final Report (February 2014)


Autopurchases (Final)

Final Sales report (December 2013)

Unique titles report (December 2013)

Sales Report to Date – Final Stats (Nov. – Dec., 2013)

Introduction to the EBL eBook Platform (121 MB)
Requires  Windows Media Player, Quicktime or other player that can play .mov files

Novanet Shared eBooks FAQ

Novanet eBooks Staff Backgrounder

Novanet eBooks Title List (Nov 6, 2012)

Survey Results

Staff Survey 1: Results (January 2013)

Staff Survey 2: Results (November 2013)

Conference Presentations

Duggan and Swords/Library Association of Alberta (April 2013)

Parrott, Richard and Slauenwhite/APLA (May 2013)

Duggan and Slauenwhite/OLA (January 2014)

Swords/OLA (January 2014)