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E-books in Academic Libraries

A volume in Chandos Information Professional Series

Book2011

Author:

Ksenija Minčić-Obradović

E-books in Academic Libraries

A volume in Chandos Information Professional Series

Book2011

 

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Ksenija Minčić-Obradović

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Written from the perspective of a librarian, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the impact of e-books on academic libraries. The author discusses advantages to both resea ... read full description

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    1 - Introduction

    Pages 1-7

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    2 - The (magical) world of-books

    Pages 9-26

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    3 - Between publishers and library needs

    Pages 27-67

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    4 - Developing and managing e-book collections

    Pages 69-113

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    5 - Connecting with users

    Pages 115-160

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    6 - New opportunities

    Pages 161-182

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    7 - Future considerations

    Pages 183-196

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    Index

    Pages 197-203

About the book

Description

Written from the perspective of a librarian, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the impact of e-books on academic libraries. The author discusses advantages to both researchers and librarians and provides current examples of innovative uses of e-books in academic contexts. This book reviews the current situation in e-book publishing, and describes problems in managing e-books in libraries caused by the variety of purchase models and varying formats available, and the lack of standardisation. It discusses solutions for providing access and maintaining bibliographic control, looks at various initiatives to publicise and promote e-books, and compares e-book usage surveys to track changes in user preferences and behaviour over the last decade. E-books have already had a huge impact on academic libraries, and major advances in technology will bring further changes. There is a need for collaboration between libraries and publishers. The book concludes with reflections on the future of e-books in academic libraries.

Written from the perspective of a librarian, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the impact of e-books on academic libraries. The author discusses advantages to both researchers and librarians and provides current examples of innovative uses of e-books in academic contexts. This book reviews the current situation in e-book publishing, and describes problems in managing e-books in libraries caused by the variety of purchase models and varying formats available, and the lack of standardisation. It discusses solutions for providing access and maintaining bibliographic control, looks at various initiatives to publicise and promote e-books, and compares e-book usage surveys to track changes in user preferences and behaviour over the last decade. E-books have already had a huge impact on academic libraries, and major advances in technology will bring further changes. There is a need for collaboration between libraries and publishers. The book concludes with reflections on the future of e-books in academic libraries.

Key Features

  • Describes how e-books have changed library services and how they have enabled academic libraries to align with the e-learning initiatives of their universities
  • Discusses problems with e-book collection development and management and lists examples of solutions
  • Examines trends in user behaviour and acceptance of e-books
  • Describes how e-books have changed library services and how they have enabled academic libraries to align with the e-learning initiatives of their universities
  • Discusses problems with e-book collection development and management and lists examples of solutions
  • Examines trends in user behaviour and acceptance of e-books

Details

ISBN

978-1-84334-586-2

Language

English

Published

2011

Copyright

Copyright © 2011 Woodhead Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.

Imprint

Chandos Publishing

Authors

Ksenija Minčić-Obradović