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Title The no shelf required guide to e-book purchasing [ebook] / Sue Polanka, editor
Publisher Chicago, IL : ALA TechSource, c2011
Descript 1 online resource (59 p.) : ill
Series Library technology reports, 0024-2586 ; v. 47, no. 8
Library technology reports ; v. 47, no. 8. 0024-2586
Summary "The increasingly important role that e-books and e-readers are playing in libraries makes it essential for librarians to get a handle on the ins and outs of e-book purchasing. Sue Polanka has compiled an expert-authored series of articles for this issue of Library Technology Reports that provide strategies, best practices, and case studies for meeting the unprecedented legal, technological, and vendor challenges that come with e-book purchasing"--From splash page
Contents Purchasing e-books in libraries : a maze of opportunities and challenges / Sue Polanka -- Consortial purchasing of e-books : Orbis Cascade Alliance / Susan Hinken and Emily J. McElroy -- Academic library dilemmas in purchasing content for e-readers : debit cards, sales tax, and workflow issues / Eleanor I. Cook -- Open access e-books / E. S. Hellman -- The e-textbook revolution / William D. Chesser -- Digital textbooks : a state-level perspective on affordability and improved learning outcomes / Stephen R. Acker -- Water on a hot skillet : textbooks, open educational resources, and the role of the library / Greg Raschke and Shelby Shanks
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references
Subject Electronic books -- Library resources -- Purchasing
Electronic information resources -- Purchasing
Libraries and electronic publishing
Acquisitions (Libraries)
Collection development (Libraries)
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General
Genre Electronic books
Subject Downloadable file
Alt Author Polanka, Sue
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9780838992548 (electronic bk.)
0838992544 (electronic bk.)
9780838992555 (electronic bk.)
0838992552 (electronic bk.)

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