No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries

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Sue Polanka
American Library Association, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 182 pages
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E-books have been around for more than 10 years but are still a relatively new phenomenon to may librarians and publishers. With the introduction of e-book readers, the e-book has become mainstream, with recent triple-digit annual increases in sales. But what place do they have in the library? In this volume, Polanka brings together a variety of professionals to share their experience 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 topic explored include *An introduction to e-books, their different types, and an overview of their history and development *E-book technology: general features of interfaces and e-book readers, best practices for acquisition, data standards, and how to track usage *Why e-books are good for learning, and how librarians can market them to a wide range of users, as illustrated by case studies and examples This crucial collection is a must-read for librarians who wish to understand how e-books fit in today's library.

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A fairly comprehensive, accessible overview of many of the issues, problems and challenges surrounding the ebook realm as it relates to libraries. One problem with the work itself - although it ... Read full review

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Last year when the Cushing Academy announced that it had thrown away or given away 20,000 books from its high school library, criticism arose immediately. Even AASL issued a condemning statement ... 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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