E-Book Value Statement
We seek to apply our core mission and values to the e-book marketplace.
As one of the foremost public academic research libraries in North America and a member of the ten-campus University of California system, UCLA Library has the responsibility and the capacity to shape the scholarly publishing landscape in ways that are responsive to its primary users' needs and that steward collections funding most effectively.
Increasingly e-books can provide essential content for use in teaching, learning and research for UCLA students, faculty and scholars. However, the still-evolving e-book market lacks standardized business and use models. The Library seeks to develop that marketplace in ways that support UCLA's core values and the university's mission. The following statements of principle reflect the applicability of these values to the e-book marketplace.
As national standards and best practices concerning the e-book market evolve, the Library expects provider partners to embrace and comply with these standards. Contracts should be modified in the spirit of compliance to enable business alliances to continue to support UCLA's fundamental mission of teaching, research and public service.