Five College Libraries EBL Pilot Project
This consortial patron-driven acquisition project offers a wide, uniform pool of eBook titles across the five campuses, with a single link to the eBook (rather than five separate links for the five campuses).
Costs relate to use. Short browses are free; longer browses, printing, and copying generate a one-week loan of the book. Five loans from a single campus trigger a purchase. All titles offer unlimited simultaneous use for the short term loans.
The loans are paid for from a shared deposit account (based on the elevenths formula), with purchases paid for by the individual campuses.
EBL data is available from December 2013 through June 2016.