The no shelf required guide to e-book purchasing / Sue Polanka, editor.

"The increasingly important role that e-books and e-readers are playing in libraries makes it essential for librarians to get a handle on the ins and outs of e-book purchasing. Sue Polanka has compiled an expert-authored series of articles for this issue of Library Technology Reports that provi...

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Other Authors: Polanka, Sue.
Format: eBook
Published: Chicago, IL : ALA TechSource, [2011]
Series:Library technology reports ; v. 47, no. 8.
Table of Contents:
  • Purchasing e-books in libraries : a maze of opportunities and challenges / Sue Polanka
  • Consortial purchasing of e-books : Orbis Cascade Alliance / Susan Hinken and Emily J. McElroy
  • Academic library dilemmas in purchasing content for e-readers : debit cards, sales tax, and workflow issues / Eleanor I. Cook
  • Open access e-books / E.S. Hellman
  • The e-textbook revolution / William D. Chesser
  • Digital textbooks : a state-level perspective on affordability and improved learning outcomes / Stephen R. Acker
  • Water on a hot skillet : textbooks, open educational resources, and the role of the library / Greg Raschke and Shelby Shanks.