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
Published: West Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press, [2015]
Series:Book collections on Project MUSE.
Table of Contents:
  • Publishers' and vendors' products and services
  • An industry perspective: publishing in the digital age / Nadine Vassallo
  • The journey beyond print: perspectives of a commercial publisher in the academic market / Rhonda Herman
  • The university press perspective on e-books in libraries: production, marketing, and legal challenges / Tony Sanfilippo
  • Delivering American Society for Microbiology e-books to libraries / Christine B Charlip
  • Platform diving: a day in the life of an academic e-book aggregator / Bob Nardini
  • Librarians' challenges
  • University of California, Merced: primarily an electronic library / Jim Dooley
  • Patron-driven acquisitions: assessing and sustaining a long-term PDA e-book program / Karen S. Fischer
  • Use and cost analysis of e-books: patron-driven acquisitions plan vs librarian-selected titles / Suzanne M. Ward & Rebecca A. Richardson
  • E-books across the consortium: reflections and lessons from a three-year DDA experiment at the Orbis Cascade Alliance / Kathleen Carlisle Fountain
  • The simplest explanation: Occam's reader and the future of interlibrary loan and e-books / Ryan Litsey, Kenny Ketner, Joni Blake, & Anne McKee
  • Developing a global e-book collection: an exploratory study / Dracine Hodges
  • Users' experiences
  • A social scientist uses e-books for research and in the classroom / Ann-Marie Clark
  • The user experience of e-books in academic libraries: perception, discovery and use / Tao Zhang & Xi Niu
  • E-book reading practices in different subject areas: an exploratory log analysis / Robert S. Freeman & E. Stewart Saunders
  • Library e-book platforms are broken: let's fix them / Joelle Thomas & Galadriel Chilton
  • Case studies
  • A balancing act: promoting Canadian scholarly e-books while controlling user access / Ravit H. David
  • Of Euripides and e-books: the digital future and our hybrid present / Lidia Uziel, Laureen Esser, & Matthew Connor Sullivan
  • Transitioning to e-books at a medium-sized academic library: challenges and opportunities: a feasibility study on psychology collection / Aiping Chen-Gaffey
  • E-books and a distance education program: a library's failure rate in supplying course readings for one program / Judith M. Nixon
  • Mobile access to academic e-book content: a Ryerson investigation / Naomi Eichenlaub & Josephine Choi
  • E-reader checkout program / Vincci Kwong & Susan Thomas
  • Out with the print and in with the e-book: a case study in mass replacement of a print collection / Stephen Maher & Neil Romanosky
  • Epilogue / Michael Levine-Clark
  • Contributors.