No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries (Google eBook)

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Sue Polanka
American Library Association, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 182 pages
7 Reviews
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]

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Review: No Shelf Required: E-Books in Libraries (No Shelf Required #1)

User Review  - Lea Wentworth - Goodreads

dated the moment it was published. Informative as a historical reference of the last 10 years, but not so functional as a current text. Read full review

Review: No Shelf Required: E-Books in Libraries (No Shelf Required #1)

User Review  - Carrie Shaurette - Goodreads

This well done overview of e-books in libraries covers public, school, and academic libraries. I would recommend this to anyone interested in starting an e-book collection. However, this topic is very timely and Polanka's No Shelf Required 2 is coming out in December. Read full review


1 Ebooks on the Internet
2 Student Learning and Ebooks
3 Ebooks in the School Library
4 Ebooks in the Public Library
5 The Academic Library Ebook
6 Acquiring Ebooks
7 The Use and Preservation of Ebooks
8 Ebook Standards
Ebooks and Beyond
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About the author (2011)

Sue Polanka is the moderator of No Shelf Required, a blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers, which won the 2010 Salem Press Library Blog Award for Best Academic Blog. Her intrigue with e-books began in 1999 with the introduction of NetLibrary and advanced with the evolution of online reference sources. She has been a reference and instruction librarian for 20 years at public, state, and academic libraries in Ohio and Texas and is currently the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio. Sue is a graduate of the University of Dayton and the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science. She has served on Booklist s Reference Books Bulletin Advisory Board for 10 years, functioning as Chair from 2007- 2010 and writes a column for RBB, Off The Shelf, discussing electronic reference issues.

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