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Project: Neo. ICLS Project Planning Team: Elizabeth Arkles, Stephanie Cusworth, Steven Chang. Outline our plan for implementing 1 year trial Give a demonstration and talk about the features of the BeBook Neo Who is our target audience and why did we choose them? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • ICLS Project Planning Team: Elizabeth Arkles, Stephanie Cusworth, Steven Chang

  • Outline our plan for implementing 1 year trial

    Give a demonstration and talk about the features of the BeBook Neo

    Who is our target audience and why did we choose them?

    The benefits that this project will bring to the institution

  • Have you heard of an eBook Reader before? YES/NOIf so, how did you find out about them?What would you use an eBook Reader for?Have you ever used an eReader before? YES/NOWould you borrow one from a library?Any other comments you have about eBook Readers?

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    Would you borrow an e-reader from a library?

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  • Who we chose School of BIT academic staff and PhD students and why

    Terms and conditions for borrowing

    Benefits of trialling on this group Will pass on skills and promote to studentsMore reliableEasier to track and get feedback

  • Why this device?Wide format supportFlexible not tied to proprietary services/systemsHighly portable

  • Possesses features perfectly suited to research, teaching, and academic workAnnotationBookmarkingWi-Fi internet connectivity

  • Favourable reviews...up there with the best e-book readers...its e-ink display is also a pleasure to read for hours on end - Edward Chester, TrustedReviews.com, May 13, 2010KindleLack of Australian contentDifficulties with accessibility of non-Australian contentLimited range of e-book formatsiRex iLiadProhibitive pricing, at $1600 each in Australia

  • Purchase 40 devicesOrder online via BeBook's secure websitehttp://www.bebook.net.au$569 per deviceTotal cost for devices: $22,760

  • Targeted contentRemote access to Librarys online collectionPurchase content as requiredJournals, ebooks, subject based subscriptions

  • Use of existing staffLibrary staffHead Librarian Program Co-ordinator [program contact]Team Leaders Library staff general assistanceAll staff - Content selection, cataloguing, user assistance, etc.IT staffTechnical supportExtra training will be organisedHowever - increased workload...

    Use of new staffExtra body to help with transition must be experiencedTemporary part-time position (subject to approval)If necessary - option to retain longer or on a more permanent basisHire during January will participate in staff training program

  • Mid-late 2010Grant approvalInformally notify staff and eligible borrowers of pilot, initial marketing discussionsDiscussions with relevant department heads (ISTS, BIT, ICLS etc.) where necessary

    Late 2010Research, selection and purchase of content and readersFormal marketing of pilot program begins

  • January 2011Hiring of new staff member(s)Preparation of libraryStaff training sessions

    February 2011Formal launch of programInformation session for eligible program participants

    March 2011Academic Year beginsPilot program begins

    End of 2011Pilot program concludesFeedback collated, viability assessed

  • Focus on two audiences staff / PHD students

    Intention of marketing and promotion to:promote awareness of BeBook Neo trialto encourage participation in trialMessage is:widen your professional horizonschoose cutting edge tech for mobile study

  • DeliveryIncentivesEmail MarketingPrint MarketingWeb MarketingMediaPresence and Launchdemonstrations/training workshopsstand at open/enrolment daysSignage

  • SupportTraining

    Interactive tutorials

    Contact/Help information

    Regular progress meetings

    Budget $6,000

  • What indicators we will use to evaluate

    Ongoing evaluation throughout projectMonthly meetings / reports - management Ongoing budgetingPrint and online feedback formsHead Librarian - contact for questions, issues, any other enquiries regarding the pilotSurveys before / during / afterStatistics about levels of borrowing and demographics, etc

  • Benefits for ICLSEasy distribution of learning resourcesCutting edge reputationRaising the benchmark of library technology and resource accessibilityFurther the enviable skill sets that staff, and in turn and students already achieve Improve overall confidenceNext generation of students will be more technically knowledgeable, ensures staff are still able to pass on valuable skills to them

    Grant application...Budget estimate - $850 000Grant needed = $250 000 - $300 000