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Author Ward, Suzanne M., author

Title Academic E-Books : Publishers, Librarians, and Users / Suzanne M. Ward, Judith M. Nixon, Robert S. Freeman
Published West Lafayette, Ind : Purdue University Press, [2015]
Berlin : Knowledge Unlatched, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (iii, 360 pages) : illustrations, charts, figures, tables
Series Charleston insights in library, archival, and information sciences
Charleston insights in library, archival, and information sciences.
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 -- 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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Knowledge Unlatched 100680 KU Select 2016 Backlist Collection
Subject Academic libraries -- Collection development.
Academic libraries -- United States -- Case studies.
Academic libraries.
Collection development (Libraries)
Libraries -- Special collections.
Libraries and electronic publishing.
Publishers and publishing.
Scholarly electronic publishing.
Technical services (Libraries)
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author OAPEN Foundation.
LC no. 2015027357
ISBN 1557537275 (paperback-ISBN)
1557537275 (print-ISBN)
1612494285 (e-ISBN)
9781557537270 (paperback-ISBN)
9781612494289 (e-ISBN)
Other Titles Academic E-Books, Publishers, Librarians, and Users