West Lafayette, Ind : Purdue University Press, 2015
Berlin : Knowledge Unlatched
1 Online-Ressource (iii, 360 pages) : illustrations, charts, figures, tables
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Print version: Academic E-Books, Publishers, Librarians, and Users. - West Lafayette, Ind : Purdue University Press
1-557-53727-5, 978-1-55753-727-0 print-ISBN
1-612-49428-5, 978-1-61249-428-9 e-ISBN
1-612-49429-3, 978-1-61249-429-6 electronic bk.
Publishers' and vendors' products and services -- / Nadine Vassallo -- -- The journey beyond print: perspectives of a commercial publisher in the academic market / Rhonda Herman -- -- Production, marketing, and legal challenges: the university press perspective on e-books in libraries / 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 -- / 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 and 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, and Anne McKee -- -- Developing a global e-book collection: an exploratory study / Dracine Hodges -- -- Users' experiences -- / Ann-Marie Clark -- -- The user experience of e-books in academic libraries: perception, discovery and use / Tao Zhang and Xi Niu -- -- E-book reading practices in different subject areas: an exploratory log analysis / Robert S. Freeman and E. Stewart Saunders -- -- Library e-book platforms are broken: let's fix them / Joelle Thomas and Galadriel Chilton -- -- Case studies -- / Ravit H. David -- -- Of Euripides and e-books: the digital future and our hybrid present / Lidia Uziel, Laureen Esser, and 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 and Josephine Choi -- -- E-reader checkout program / Vincci Kwong and Susan Thomas -- -- Out with the print and in with the e-book: a case study in mass replacement of a print collection / Stephen Maher and Neil Romanosky -- -- Epilogue / Michael Levine-Clark -- -- Contributors
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
Also issued in print and PDF version.
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