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Academic E-Books - Publishers Librarians and Users

Suzanne M. Ward

Publisher: Purdue University Press

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Summary

E-Books in Academic Libraries: Stepping Up to the Challenge provides readers with a view        of the changing and emerging roles of electronic books in higher education. The three main        sections contain contributions by experts in the publisher/vendor arena, as well as by        librarians who report on both the challenges of offering and managing e-books and on the        issues surrounding patron use of e-books. The case study section offers perspectives from        seven different sizes and types of libraries whose librarians describe innovative and        thought-provoking projects involving e-books.Read about perspectives on e-books from        organizations as diverse as a commercial publisher and an association press. Learn about the        viewpoint of a jobber. Find out about the e-book challenges facing librarians, such as the        quest to control costs in the patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) model, how to solve the        dilemma of resource sharing with e-books, and how to manage PDA in the consortial        environment. See what patron use of e-books reveals about reading habits and disciplinary        differences.Finally, in the case study section, discover how to promote scholarly e-books,        how to manage an e-reader checkout program, and how one library replaced most of its print        collection with e-books. These and other examples illustrate how innovative librarians use        e-books to enhance users' experiences with scholarly works.

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