Adapting to E-Books

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-14
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Electronic books are now having a major impact on library collections. This book provides models for acquisitions policies and reports on several surveys of faculty and librarian attitudes toward e-books. It discusses issues in acquiring cataloguing and collection development regarding this important new library resource. Its subject matter deals with the different types of e-books, statistical data available for e-book usage, the development of e-book collections, learning environments, integrating e-books into local catalogues, acquisitions and usage monitoring of e-books. This book will be of interest to librarians across all educational sectors, library science scholars and e-book publishers. This book was published as a special issue of The Acquisitions Librarian.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Moving into the World of E-booksp. 1
E-books and Virtual Learning Environments: Responsesto a Transformational Technologyp. 5
E-books in the University of California Librariesp. 23
Making Sense of E-book Usage Datap. 33
ebrary and Two International E-book Surveysp. 53
Survey Analysis: ebrary User Surveyp. 71
Faculty Experiences with Electronic Resourcesp. 87
Academic E-books: Supply Before Demand in the Life Sciences?p. 139
The University of Pittsburgh Study in an Electronic Environment: Have E-books Changed Usage Patterns of Monographs?p. 151
Mission Possible: E-books and the Humanitiesp. 165
Moving from Book to E-bookp. 193
New Types of E-books, E-book Issues, and Implications for the Futurep. 207
Integration of Electronic Books into Library Catalogs: The UIC Library Experiencep. 229
Managing Users' Expectations of E-booksp. 249
Consortia and E-books: Expanding Access and Defining Business Modelsp. 257
From Print to "e": An Industry Perspectivep. 271
Indexp. 281
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