Heute Vormittag hat Silvia Gstrein von der Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Tirol im Rahmen der Satellite Conference: Acquisition and Collection Development Section, die von 10. bis 11. August 2011 an der University of Virgin Islands stattfindet, einen Vortrag zum Thema „Collection Development of Digitized Books on Demand: Opportunities for Collaboration and Strategic Partnerships between Libraries „ gehalten.
The eBooks-on-Demand (EOD) network provides a trans-European digital document delivery service for end-users from all over the world. Over 30 libraries from 12 European countries digitise public domain books on users’ requests delivering those worldwide. Since 2007 several thousand PDF eBooks have been generated, delivered to users from over 30 countries and subsequently made available to the public through the repositories of the participating libraries. Through collaboration and strategic partnerships the participating libraries avoid reinventing the wheel by using the same order management software as well as central OCR and payment services and finally benefit from each other by sharing knowledge within the EOD library community.