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Author Polanka, Sue.

Title The No Shelf Required Guide to E-book Purchasing : a Library Technology Report
Published Chicago : ALA Editions, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (62 pages)
Contents The No Shelf Required Guide to E-book Purchasing; Cover; Contents; Purchasing E-books in Libraries; Print to Digital; Business Models; Publishers, Aggregators, and Wholesalers; Buying through Consortia; Evaluating Vendors; Conclusion; Notes; Consortial Purchasing of E-books; Notes; Academic Library Dilemmas in Purchasing Content for E-readers; Introduction; Setting the Stage: East Carolina Uni-?versity's E-book Reader Pilot Project; Summary of Purchasing Procedures; Enter Sales Tax: The Elephant in the Room; Two E-reader Purchasing Models; Solutions Summarized and Conclusion; Notes
Keeping the Sizzle--Hosting Faculty-Authored ContentInherent Challenges; Conclusion; Notes; Contributors
Open Access E-booksThe Open Access "Movement"; What about E-books?; What Does Open Access Mean for E-books?; Business Models for Creation of Open Access E-books; Libraries and Open Access E-books; Changing the World; Notes; The E-textbook Revolution; Introduction; A Brief History of the Digital Textbook; Types of Digital Textbooks; Open E-textbooks; Where Next?; Conclusions; Notes; Digital Textbooks; Author's Note; A State-Level Context; Where We've Come From; Where We Are; Where We're Going; Conclusion; Notes; Water on a Hot Skillet; Overview and Context for Action; Starting as Advocates
Summary This issue of "Library Technology Reports" provides strategies, best practices, and case studies for meeting the unprecedented legal, technological, and vendor challenges that come with e-book purchasing
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Subject Digital libraries.
Electronic books.
Libraries and electronic publishing.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0838992544