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Building and Managing E-Book Collections: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians (How-To-Do-It Manuals (Paperback))

ISBN: 9781555707767
Publisher: Neal-Schuman Publishers
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2012-08-06
Number of pages: 216
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Beginning with a short history of e-books and a review of the e-book publishing industry and its effect on the library s selection and budget process, this how-to provides a thorough treatment of collection development issues, including the selection process and development policies, the use of approval plans, patron-driven acquisition, and practical solutions for creating your e-book collection policies. Chapters on budgeting and licensing cover ownership versus leasing models, the differences in licensing options from the major publishers and aggregators including information on digital rights management, and strategies for success in retention, access, and budgeting. The cataloging and selection chapters are the largest in the book. The selecting e-books chapter discusses
E-book purchasing modelsFile formats and publisher/aggregator e-book platformsDifferences and similarities between various display devices (e-readers)
The technical and access services section includes
Best practices in cataloging e-books to include metadataInsight on incorporating value added features such as adding excerpts from the text, book covers, and links to related resourcesGuidance on library webpage and online catalog accessAssessment and evaluation strategies through circulation statistics, print collection selection and usage, and user satisfaction
You ll also gain valuable insight on the e-book's impact on the publishing industry, scholarly communication, and its integration into future technologies and social media. Offering multiple perspectives from electronic resource professionals at world-renowned libraries such as Harvard, the University of Michigan, Duke, and Northeastern, this book provides a comprehensive and well-rounded e-book education. Success stories highlight each chapter's lessons, giving you real-world examples of effective e-book implementation in both school and public libraries.

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