E-Books in Academic Libraries Stepping up to the Challenge / edited by Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, and Judith M. Nixon.

"Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and Users 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 c...

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Online Access: Access E-Book
Access Note:Open Access.
Corporate Author: Project Muse.
Other Authors: Nixon, Judith M. (Editor), Freeman, Robert S. (Editor), Ward, Suzanne M. (Editor)
Format: Electronic eBook
Language:English
Published: West Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press, [2015]
Series:Book collections on Project MUSE.
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Summary:"Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and Users 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"--
Physical Description:1 online resource (pages cm.)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781612494289
Access:Open Access.