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This webinar has now passed. You may still register to receive a link to a recording of the webinar by sending an e-mail to Maria Campbell.


Carolyn Alderson and Hazel Woodward have kindly made their slides available. Please use the correct attribution if you wish to use them.


A PDF of the webinar's Q&As is available here. Thank you for providing excellent questions.


“Excellent webinar - a good introduction to consortial eBook purchasing.” Rachael Scott, University of Reading


“A very informative webinar providing up to date thinking in e-book acquisition.” – David Hodgson, University for the Creative Arts


“Very informative, easy to follow and very enjoyable.” – Anja van Hoek, Brill



This is a fantastic opportunity to listen to expert speakers, with the added benefit of no travelling required! You will also receive a link to a recording of the webinar so that you can listen again at a time convenient to you.

This is a free webinar.



This webinar will:

  • Set ebook purchasing for consortia in context
  • Explain the various types of purchasing models that might be adapted for use with consortia
  • Provide details of two UK pilots addressing the need for consortia purchasing
  • Outline the challenges for libraries, publishers and aggregators working with these models
  • Provide tips on how best to organise a consortium purchase


Date: Wednesday 29 January 2014

Time: 1400 GMT

Duration: 45 minutes including Q&A




Carolyn Alderson, Acting Head of Licensing, Jisc Collections and UKSG Education Officer


Hazel Woodward, Director, Information Power Ltd.



You will gain an appreciation of ebook purchasing models and issues a consortium needs to consider when planning a consortium purchase.


Subject level and previous knowledge required:

Introductory and non-intensive, however, some understanding of institutional purchasing of ebooks would be beneficial.

You may wish to view the EBASS PDA video as an explanation of PDA and EBA models.



This is a free webinar. Registration for the live event has now closed. You may still register to receive a link to a recording of the webinar by sending an e-mail to Maria Campbell.

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