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Purdue University Press
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E-Books in Academic Libraries: Stepping Up to the Challenge 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. Roger Schonfeld
  3. pp. i-iii
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  1. Introduction to Academic E-Books
  2. Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, Judith M. Nixon
  3. pp. 1-18
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  1. 1. An Industry Perspective: Publishing in the Digital Age
  2. Nadine Vassallo
  3. pp. 19-34
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  1. 2. The Journey Beyond Print: Perspectives of a Commercial Publisher in the Academic Market
  2. Rhonda Herman
  3. pp. 35-50
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  1. 3. Production, Marketing,and Legal Challenges: The University Press Perspective on E-Booksin Libraries
  2. Tony Sanfilippo
  3. pp. 51-62
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  1. 4. Delivering American Society for Microbiology E-Books to Libraries
  2. Christine B. Charlip
  3. pp. 63-76
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  1. 5. Platform Diving: A Day inthe Life of an Academic E-Book Aggregator
  2. Bob Nardini
  3. pp. 77-92
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  1. 6. University of California,Merced: Primarily anElectronic Library
  2. Jim Dooley
  3. pp. 93-106
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  1. 7. Patron-Driven Acquisitions: Assessing and Sustaining a Long-Term PDAE-Book Program
  2. Karen S. Fischer
  3. pp. 107-126
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  1. 8. Use and Cost Analysis of E-Books: Patron-Driven Acquisitions Plan vs. Librarian-Selected Titles
  2. Suzanne M. Ward, Rebecca A. Richardson
  3. pp. 127-144
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  1. 9. E-Books Across the Consortium: Reflections and Lessons From a Three-Year DDA Experiment at the Orbis Cascade Alliance
  2. Kathleen Carlisle Fountain
  3. pp. 145-158
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  1. 10. The Simplest Explanation: Occam’s Reader and the Future of Interlibrary Loan and E-Books
  2. Ryan Litsey, Kenny Ketner, Joni Blake, Anne McKee
  3. pp. 159-170
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  1. 11. Developing a Global E-Book Collection : An Exploratory Study
  2. Dracine Hodges
  3. pp. 171-194
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  1. 12. A Social Scientist Uses E-Books for Research and in the Classroom
  2. Ann Marie Clark
  3. pp. 195-206
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  1. 13. The User Experience of E-Books in Academic Libraries: Perception, Discovery, and Use
  2. Tao Zhang, Xi Niu
  3. pp. 207-222
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  1. 14. E-Book Reading Practices in Different Subject Areas: An Exploratory Log Analysis
  2. Robert S. Freeman, E. Stewart Saunders
  3. pp. 223-245
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  1. Appendix A
  2. pp. 246-246
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  1. Appendix B
  2. pp. 247-248
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  1. 15. Library E-Book Platforms Are Broken: Let’s Fix Them
  2. Joelle Thomas, Galadriel Chilton
  3. pp. 249-264
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  1. 16. A Balancing Act: Promoting Canadian Scholarly E-Books While Controlling User Access
  2. Ravit H. David
  3. pp. 265-276
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  1. 17. Of Euripides and E-Books: The Digital Future and Our Hybrid Present
  2. Lidia Uziel, Laureen Esser, Matthew Connor Sullivan
  3. pp. 277-286
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  1. 18. Transitioning to E-Books at a Medium-Sized Academic Library: Challenges and Opportunities—A Feasibility Study of a Psychology Collection
  2. Aiping Chen-Gaffey
  3. pp. 287-298
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  1. 19. E-Books and a Distance Education Program: A Library’s Failure Rate in Supplying Course Readings for One Program
  2. Judith M. Nixon
  3. pp. 299-304
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  1. 20. Mobile Access to Academic E-Book Content: A Ryerson Investigation
  2. Naomi Eichenlaub and Josephine Choi
  3. pp. 305-318
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  1. 21. E-Reader Checkout Program
  2. Vincci Kwong, Susan Thomas
  3. pp. 319-328
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  1. 22. Out With the Print and in With the E-Book: A Case Study in Mass Replacement of a Print Collection
  2. Stephen Maher, Neil Romanosky
  3. pp. 329-338
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  1. Epilogue
  2. Michael Levine-Clark
  3. pp. 339-346
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 347-350
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 351-360
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781612494289
Related ISBN
9781557537270
MARC Record
OCLC
932332543
Pages
400
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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