E-books in libraries : a practical guide / edited by Kate Price and Virginia Havergal.

"Despite the fact that e-books have been in existence for decades in various guises and added to library collections for several years now, there has been a noticeable lack of published manuals on the subject. This is doubtless owing to the rapidly evolving nature of the market. There is now a...

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Other Authors: Price, Kate, 1971- (Editor), Havergal, Virginia (Editor)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: London : Facet Publishing, [2011]
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Summary:"Despite the fact that e-books have been in existence for decades in various guises and added to library collections for several years now, there has been a noticeable lack of published manuals on the subject. This is doubtless owing to the rapidly evolving nature of the market. There is now a plethora of different types of digital object that may be termed 'e-books' and a bewildering number of business and access models to match. Moreover the pace of change shows no sign of abating, but there is an increasing amount of popular interest in e-books, and what is needed is practical information to assist library and information professionals managing collections of e-books and doing their best to inform their users right now. This timely book, the first of its kind to provide a practical appraisal of e-books, aims to fill that need by addressing the key questions: Where do e-books come from and what are the key business models that support them? What needs to change before e-books become universally and easily used? What will the e-book landscape look like in ten years' time? How can you be sure you are building a good collection that your users can access easily? And what about money and budgets?"--Provided by publisher.
Physical Description:xl, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781856045728
1856045722