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E books in Academic Libraries

E books in Academic Libraries Book
Author : Ksenija Mincic-Obradovic
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2010-12-08
ISBN : 1780630506
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written from the perspective of a librarian, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the impact of e-books on academic libraries. The author discusses advantages to both researchers and librarians and provides current examples of innovative uses of e-books in academic contexts. This book reviews the current situation in e-book publishing, and describes problems in managing e-books in libraries caused by the variety of purchase models and varying formats available, and the lack of standardisation. It discusses solutions for providing access and maintaining bibliographic control, looks at various initiatives to publicise and promote e-books, and compares e-book usage surveys to track changes in user preferences and behaviour over the last decade. E-books have already had a huge impact on academic libraries, and major advances in technology will bring further changes. There is a need for collaboration between libraries and publishers. The book concludes with reflections on the future of e-books in academic libraries. Describes how e-books have changed library services and how they have enabled academic libraries to align with the e-learning initiatives of their universities Discusses problems with e-book collection development and management and lists examples of solutions Examines trends in user behaviour and acceptance of e-books

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No Shelf Required Book
Author : Sue Polanka
Publisher : American Library Association
Release : 2010-09-01
ISBN : 0838991033
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this volume, Sue Polanka brings together a variety of professionals to share their expertise about e-books with librarians and publishers.

Academic Library Use of eBooks

Academic Library Use of eBooks Book
Author : Primary Research Group
Publisher : Primary Research Group Inc
Release : 2014
ISBN : 1574403087
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This 165-page international study looks closely at how academic libraries are using eBooks. It helps librarians to answer questions such as: how fast is eBook spending growing? Which eBook purchasing models are growing fastest? Subscription models that allow unlimited access” pay per view models? Outright ownership? Other models? What percentage of eBook purchases are through consortia? What percentage direct from publishers? What percentage through aggregators? The report also gives detailed data on spending on various major players such as OverDrive, ebrary, EBSCO, Baker & Taylor, EBL and many others. It's particularly rich on data about eBook purchases from academic presses. The study also looks at the growth of tablet computing in academic libraries, at the use of eBooks in course reserve, at purchases of eDirectories and eTextbooks, and other issues in academic library eBook purchasing and deployment.

Trade eBooks in Libraries

Trade eBooks in Libraries Book
Author : Paul Whitney,Christina Castell
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2016-12-05
ISBN : 3110396203
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With the advent of downloadable retail eBooks marketed to individual consumers, for the first time in their history libraries encountered an otherwise commercially available text format they were prevented from adding to their collections. Trade eBooks in Libraries examines the legal frameworks which gave rise to this phenomenon and advocacy efforts undertaken in different jurisdictions to remove barriers to library access. The principal authors provide a general historical overview and an analysis of library/eBook principles developed by a variety of library associations and government reviews. In addition, experts from twelve countries present summaries of eBook developments in their respective countries and regions.

The 21st Century Academic Library

The 21st Century Academic Library Book
Author : Mary K. Bolin
Publisher : Chandos Publishing
Release : 2017-08-23
ISBN : 0081018673
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The 21st Century Academic Library: Global Patterns of Organization and Discourse discusses the organization of academic libraries, drawing on detailed research and data. The organization of the library follows the path of a print book or journal: acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation, reference, instruction, preservation and general administration. Most libraries still have public services and technical services, and are still very print-based in their organization, while their collections and services are increasingly electronic and virtual. This book gathers information on organizational patterns of large academic libraries in the US and Europe, providing data that could motivate libraries to adopt innovative organizational structures or assess the effectiveness of their current organizational patterns. Contributes to the literature on the globalization of information and of library and information science Analyzes and presents data in a way that allows librarians and library administrators to consider what organizational patterns are the most effective for the goals they are pursuing Includes emerging patterns that are not widely seen in the academic library population

Adapting to E Books

Adapting to E Books Book
Author : William Miller,Rita Pellen
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-09-13
ISBN : 1317990099
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Academic E Books

Academic E Books Book
Author : Suzanne M. Ward,Robert S. Freeman,Judith M. Nixon
Publisher : Purdue University Press
Release : 2015-11-15
ISBN : 1612494293
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

E Books and Textbook Affordability Letu2019s Talk About It

E Books and Textbook Affordability  Letu2019s Talk About It Book
Author : Rachel Cooke
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The high cost of college textbooks has been a much discussed issue in recent years, and with good reason. Expensive books are not just a financial burden on students. Studies have shown that prohibitive textbook pricing leads to lower grades, increased course withdrawals, and increased time to degree. One major response to this crisis has been the promotion of open educational resources (OER), and the efforts in this area have produced promising results. However, there are still drawbacks to OER, such as faculty reluctance to adopt material over concerns about quality. A different, perhaps complementary, approach to the textbook pricing problem is to increase the use of library-owned electronic textbooks. E-books, of course, are now commonplace in academic library collections, and most libraries already own some e-textbooks. But what if librarians took a more active role in acquiring these resources? Could this help alleviate the textbook cost problem?To answer these questions and others, we first needed to learn what books the professors were adopting for use in their courses. However, soliciting professors for this information proved to be difficult, so we initiated a more proactive approach. We started identifying potential e-book purchases by reviewing the required textbooks for social science courses. Although we were disappointed to find that only 18% were available in a suitable electronic format, we still believe e-books can play an important role in providing textbooks for students. Many academic libraries have come to realize there is no u201cone size fits allu201d solution to textbook affordability, and there may be advantages to addressing the problem through multiple approaches.Our presentation provides narrative background and updates to our recent study on e-book availability. We will explore how e-books have been overlooked as a solution and what librarians can do to market this option to faculty.

Quality and the Academic Library

Quality and the Academic Library Book
Author : Jeremy Atkinson
Publisher : Chandos Publishing
Release : 2016-02-24
ISBN : 0081001347
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Quality and the Academic Library: Reviewing, Assessing and Enhancing Service Provision provides an in-depth review and analysis of quality management and service quality in academic libraries. All aspects of quality are considered in the book, including quality assessment, quality review, and quality enhancement. An overview of quality management and service quality concepts, principles, and methods leads to a detailed consideration of how they have been applied in universities and their libraries. A case study approach is used with different perspectives provided from the different stakeholders involved in the quality processes. All contributors adopt a critical reflection approach, reflecting on the implications, impact, and significance of the activities undertaken and the conclusions that can be drawn for future developments. The book concludes with an overall reflection on quality management and service quality in academic libraries with a final analysis of priorities for the future. Presents a holistic view of the subject, looking at reviews of academic library services, quality assurance and assessment, quality enhancement, and service quality Provides perspectives from authors with different experiences and responsibilities, including those responsible for initiating and managing quality processes in higher education Includes case studies where the authors not only describe the quality processes used, but also seek to review and reflect on their success, limitations, and the impact of their work some time after the event Seeks to be current, comprehensive, and reflective by including the results of surveys/interviews from senior librarians on quality in academic libraries

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No Shelf Required Book
Author : Sue Polanka
Publisher : American Library Association
Release : 2011
ISBN : 0838910548
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sue Polanka brings together a variety of professionals to share their expertise about e-books with librarians and publishers. Providing forward-thinking ideas while remaining grounded in practical information that can be implemented in all kinds of libraries, the topics explored include an introduction to e-books and their different types, an overview of their history and development, e-book technology, why e-books are good for learning, and how librarians can market them to a wide range of users.--[backcover]

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management Fourth Edition

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management  Fourth Edition Book
Author : Peggy Johnson
Publisher : American Library Association
Release : 2018-07-23
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Technical Services Quarterly declared that the third edition “must now be considered the essential textbook for collection development and management … the first place to go for reliable and informative advice." For the fourth edition expert instructor and librarian Johnson has revised and freshened this resource to ensure its timeliness and continued excellence. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues. Thorough consideration is given to traditional management topics such as organization of the collection, weeding, staffing, and policymaking;cooperative collection development and management;licenses, negotiation, contracts, maintaining productive relationships with vendors and publishers, and other important purchasing and budgeting topics;important issues such as the ways that changes in information delivery and access technologies continue to reshape the discipline, the evolving needs and expectations of library users, and new roles for subject specialists, all illustrated using updated examples and data; andmarketing, liaison activities, and outreach. As a comprehensive introduction for LIS students, a primer for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work, the value and usefulness of this book remain unequaled.

Creating an Ebook Revolution Through Training

Creating an Ebook Revolution Through Training Book
Author : Sophie Rondeau
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Tweet ShareThe benefits of e-books in academic libraries, most notably unnecessary physical storage and greenhouse gas reductions, cannot be overlooked. Whatu2019s more, e-book functionality provides users with 24-hour remote access, the ability to annotate and search full text, as well as some accessibility tools unavailable through print. Though e-books have many benefits to libraries, there is still some resistance to them. Attitudinal barriers are not the only issue associated with e-book usage in academic libraries. The literature reveals that many users are unaware that their libraries provide e-books or do not know how to find them. The literature also states that users may have misconceptions about e-books and/or may not understand how to exploit them effectively. It is not enough to acquire e-books if users cannot find them or are resistant to using them. Suggestions that users may benefit from more detailed instruction that will enable them to effectively find e-books, understand their access options, and exploit the platform functionality are frequently encountered in the LIS literature. This poster presentation will provide a summary of the most recent literature on e-book attitudes, and usage to illustrate the current perceptions and status of the format among academic library users. By starting with the literature, I will be better positioned to explain why I believe e-book literacy is an effective tool in combating possible resistance and lack of knowledge and ability in using e-books. It is also my intention to share our experiences providing e-book training to campus members. I will provide examples of the methods of instruction we have made available at our institution, including face-to face class visits; a face-to-face faculty workshop; vendor specific e-book libguides; and institutionally customized video tutorials.

Survey of Academic Library Subject Specialists Biology Medical Sciences

Survey of Academic Library Subject Specialists  Biology   Medical Sciences Book
Author : Primary Research Group
Publisher : Primary Research Group Inc
Release : 2013
ISBN : 1574402242
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This study looks closely at the collection development and spending plans of library specialists in medicine and biology, predominantly from major academic institutions, but also including some corporate libraries and smaller colleges. The study covers overall budgetary allocations for medicine and biology, with time series data, as well as data for spending on eBooks, books, journals, databases, and other information vehicles. The study also reports on collection development plans for specific subject areas such as oncology, pharmacology, and evolutionary biology, just to name a few. The 100-page study also gives extensive data on the use of institutional digital repositories, trends in information literacy, relations with library patrons and many other areas of interest.

The Survey of Academic Libraries 2014 15 Edition

The Survey of Academic Libraries  2014 15 Edition Book
Author : Primary Research Group
Publisher : Primary Research Group Inc
Release : 2014
ISBN : 1574402935
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Survey of Academic Libraries, 2014-15 Edition looks closely at key benchmarks for academic libraries in areas such as spending for books and e-books, deployment and pay rates for student workers, use of tablet computers, cloud computing and other new technologies, database licensing practices, and much more. The study includes detailed data on overall budgets, capital budgets, salaries and materials spending, and much more of interest to academic librarians and their suppliers. Data in this 200+ page report is broken out by size and type of library for easy benchmarking.

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries

Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries Book
Author : Trond Aalberg,Christos Papatheodorou,Milena Dobreva,Giannis Tsakonas,Charles J. Farrugia
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2013-08-30
ISBN : 3642405010
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries, TPDL 2013 (formerly European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, ECDL) held in Valletta, Malta, in September 2013. The 24 full papers, 13 short papers, 22 posters and 8 demonstrations presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 158 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of research topics, clustered in four broader areas: foundation, infrastructures, content, and services. They have been organized in topical sections on conceptual models and formal issues, aggregation and archiving, user behavior, digital curation, mining and extraction, architectures and interoperability, interfaces to digital libraries, semantic web, information retrieval and browsing, and preservation. Also included are 6 tutorials and 2 panels.

E book Platforms for Libraries

E book Platforms for Libraries Book
Author : Mirela Roncevic
Publisher : American Library Association
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0838958885
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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E-book vendors continue to experiment: adjustments to business models, consolidation of content, and mergers with competitors mean constant change. What’s good for innovation can equal confusion when it comes to choosing an e-book platform for your library. Making a sound purchasing decision requires research and close consideration of trade-offs, and Roncevic’s new issue of Library Technology Reports will get you started. Based on surveys of e-book vendors with an established presence in academic, public, and/or K–12 library markets, this report includes Background and business model descriptions for 51 leading e-book vendors Four tables comparing content, technical specifications, functionality, and business models An at-a-glance overview of platforms, including vendor website URLs Bulleted checklists of factors to consider, and questions to ask vendors An examination of the blurring channels of publisher, aggregator, and distributor platforms, with advice to help you avoid content overlap

E books in Libraries

E books in Libraries Book
Author : Kate Price,Virginia Havergal
Publisher : Facet Publishing
Release : 2011
ISBN : 1856045722
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Despite the fact that e-books have been in existence for decades in various guises and added to library collections for several years now, there has been a noticeable lack of published manuals on the subject. This is doubtless owing to the rapidly evolving nature of the market. There is now a plethora of different types of digital object that may be termed 'e-books' and a bewildering number of business and access models to match. Moreover the pace of change shows no sign of abating, but there is an increasing amount of popular interest in e-books, and what is needed is practical information to assist library and information professionals managing collections of e-books and doing their best to inform their users right now. The book is divided into five parts: The production and distribution of e-books Planning and developing an e-book collection Delivering e-books to library readers Engaging readers with e-books The future of e-books. Virginia Havergal BA(Hons) MSc MEd FIFL is a Learning Centres and e-Resources Manager for Petroc, a further education college in Devon. Prior to this role she was an e-Learning Advisor with JISC, with a particular focus on Learning Resources. Kate Price BA(Hons) MA MCLIP is Head of E-Strategy and Resources at the University of Surrey.

British librarianship and information work 2006 2010

British librarianship and information work 2006 2010 Book
Author : J. H. Bowman
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2012-04-01
ISBN : 1471683524
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the latest in an important series of reviews going back to 1928. The book contains 26 chapters, written by experts in their field, and reviews developments in the principal aspects of British librarianship and information work in the years 2006-2010.

The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries

The Human Side of Reference and Information Services in Academic Libraries Book
Author : Lesley Farmer
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2007-01-31
ISBN : 1780631006
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines the questions: how academic libraries provide value-added reference and information services in the digital age. It provides best practices from a global perspective. The book starts by looking at the information needs and info-seeking behaviours of university students and faculty. Then it examines the use cycle: consumer, instruction, and producer. It examines the resource cycle: collection development, instructor, maintenance. What are the essential elements of reference: orientation, instruction, collaborative planning, products? Focuses on information needs and information-seeking behaviours of academic library stakeholders (faculty, students, community) Focuses on technologies: impact on reference and information services (selection, access, interaction, instruction, administration), focusing on the human issues Emphasizes collaborative aspects of reference/info services (with faculty for program/course instruction, with computer services for digital integration, with other libraries for resource