As a Librarian I want to host and distribute locally produced content and distribute through SimplyE.
As a library I want to improve patron access to digital materials through SimplyE
As a product Manager I want to improve access to open access and public domain materials from libraries
As a library I want to provide Open Access content and Public Domain content without purchasing or licensing it from a vendor
Improve user experience accessing Open Access, Public Domain and locally hosted ebooks from a library
- SimplyE Collection
- Open Text Books (Minitex)
- Open Shelf (DPLA)
- Public Domain Materials
Currently, Open Access Materials and Non-DRM content (such as Public Domain) can be locally hosted by a library on basic server file storage. A separate SimplyE app server called the OA Content Server can be used to generate an OPDS catalog feed of that content for discovery and downloading of content through SimplyE apps. It also provides tools to ingest MARC records to help curate the locally hosted selection of content. This project will move the functionality into the Circulation Manger to simplify access to the functionality for consortia as well as enable capture of circulation analytics.