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Academic e-books :

Authors: Ward, Suzanne M.,%editor | Freeman, Robert S.,%editor | Nixon, Judith M.,%editor Series: Charleston insights in library, archival, and information sciences Published by : Purdue University Press, (West Lafayette, Indiana :) Physical details: iii, 360 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. ISBN: 1557537275 Subject(s): Libraries %Special collections %Electronic books | Academic libraries %Collection development | Scholarly electronic publishing | Libraries and electronic publishing | Academic libraries %United States %Case studies Year: 2016
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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 -- 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 -- 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 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 -- 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 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 -- 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, 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. 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"--

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