Make your budgets go further and secure more resources for your users with NHS ebook resource pooling from dawsonera!
As library budgets are squeezed, it can be increasingly difficult to secure vital content – particularly with ebooks, where confusion surrounding prices and access models can lead to your users missing out on the resources they need.
Dawson Books can help you meet this challenge with a unique service offering for NHS libraries across the UK – ebook resource pooling. The idea behind this method is very simple – several libraries can pool ebook budgets into a single central account – and any ebooks purchased on this account will be available to end users at all participating libraries through a shared dawsonera platform.
Working together with other NHS libraries gives you the ability to make a wider range of the latest medical ebooks available to your users, splitting costs and sharing benefits.
We have already trialed this service across Greater Manchester and East Cheshire NHS Foundation Trusts, and have had excellent initial feedback. Commenting on this setup, Mary Hill (Library Manager at The Christie Library & Knowledge Service) said:
the programme has allowed local NHS libraries to build “a wide ranging ebook collection,” and noted that the model “could easily be scaled up” as “unlike previous models there is no licence minimum and no platform charges.”
If you’d like to find out more about ebook resource pooling, or express an interest in setting up a shared platform with other nearby NHS libraries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.