E-Books in Academic Libraries [electronic resource] : Stepping up to the Challenge / edited by Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, and Judith M. Nixon
- West Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press, 
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (pages cm).
- Additional Creators:
- Freeman, Robert S., Nixon, Judith M., Ward, Suzanne M., and Project Muse
- Restrictions on Access:
- Open Access Unrestricted online access
- 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 -- The university press perspective on e-books in libraries: production, marketing, and legal challenges / 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 & 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, & 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 & Xi Niu -- E-book reading practices in different subject areas: an exploratory log analysis / Robert S. Freeman & E. Stewart Saunders -- Library e-book platforms are broken: let's fix them / Joelle Thomas & 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, & 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 & Josephine Choi -- E-reader checkout program / Vincci Kwong & Susan Thomas -- Out with the print and in with the e-book: a case study in mass replacement of a print collection / Stephen Maher & 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"--
9781557537270 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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