Learning the Equity of Access with Imperial College of London & Bibliotech

Monday, March 4th  |  3:45pm   Add this session to your Sched!
Building a Sustainable eTextbook Program: A Case Study by Imperial College London

Gavin Phillips, the Acquisitions librarian at Imperial College London (currently ranked 3rd in Europe and 8th in the world), will talk about why the library chose to provide textbooks to students, how they have funded their project, and why they chose Bibliotech, a new ebook platform seeking to disrupt the market. Participants will leave this session understanding the benefits of running an in-house etextbook program.

Presenters: Gavin Phillips, Acquisitions Services Manager, Imperial College London and Vanessa Gamet, MLIS, Director of Library Sales, Bibliotech

Conference Track: Collection Development & Assessment

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Bibliotech Education Ltd is a London-based startup spun out of University of Oxford Innovation Fund. We have developed a modern eTextbooks platform that integrates fully with all library and university systems and we’re already working closely with a number of UK universities. The idea behind Bibliotech was conceived by one of the co-founders, Dave Sherwood, who realised that there was a gap in the e-reading market, with students having to buy physical textbooks for extortionate prices. Bibliotech’s student offering gives affordable, direct access to a constantly expanding selection of books at any time, on any device. Our ground breaking search engine returns definitions, diagrams and examples, enabling students to learn and answer assessment questions faster than ever before. The institutional offer aims to give open, institution-wide access to a bespoke list of books on the same, industry-leading platform.

Visit Bibliotech at Table 102 in the Exhibit Hall!