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July 2, 2014

Summer Meeting - Next Week!

Linda DiBiase will be holding an ebook program update, and Jim Bunnelle will be leading a discussion on streaming media. I hope you registered to join us!

Summer Meeting: https://www.orbiscascade.org/summer-meeting-2014/

DDA and Short Term Loans

We are currently testing the record removal process and plan to finish removing nearly 5,000 records from the DDA profile by August 1st.

In the latest rate sheet from ProQuest, we got the good news that Wiley did not raise their rates for short term loans in this cycle. We are waiting to see if additional increases are coming from them or other publishers.

The latest update on these rate changes are on the Ebook webpage: https://www.orbiscascade.org/ebook-program-cost-containment-2014

Ebook Subscription

Thank you to all of you who participated in the product demonstrations and filled out a survey!

On July 10-11, Council will consider the Ebook Working Group's proposal to use a portion of the DDA funds to pay for a central subscription to an ebook package.  The majority of Alliance libraries support pursuing a subscription for the ebrary Academic Complete product. I am in early conversations with ProQuest while we wait for Council's decision.

Heads Up - Out of the Office

I'll be out of the office quite a bit during July, and I'll make sure to have my out of office message turned on so you know when to expect a response.
Long holiday: July 3-July 6
Summer Meeting: July 8-10
Vacation: July 12-20

All the best,