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
Published: London : Facet Publishing, [2011]
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction / Chris Armstrong and Ray Lonsdale
  • pt. 1. The production and distribution of e-books: Publishing e-books : challenges and perspectives / Joel Claypool ; An introduction to e-book business models and suppliers / Anna Grigson ; Producing eBooks on demand : a European library network / Silivia Gstrein and Günter Mühlberger ; E-books for free : finding, creating and managing freely available texts / Kate Price
  • pt. 2. Planning and developing an e-book collection: E-books for public libraries / Martin Palmer ; E-books for further education / Karen Foster and Emma Ransley ; E-books for higher education / Jim Dooley
  • pt. 3. Delivering e-books to library users: Making e-book collections visible to readers / Anna Grigson ; Providing guidance, training and support for readers using e-books / Karen Gravett ; Information technology and e-books : challenges and opportunities / James Clay
  • pt. 4. Engaging readers with e-books: Public library users connecting with e-books / Martin Palmer ; Engaging students with e-books in further education / Sue Caporn [and others] ; Engaging staff and students with e-books in a university setting / Anne Worden and Timothy Collinson
  • pt. 5. The future of e-books: Contributors' views
  • pt. 6. Useful information: Glossary ; Top tips from contributors ; Checklist for e-book acquisition ; Selected e-book suppliers ; Accessible e-book services in public libraries / Denise Dwyer.