By Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, Judith M. Nixon
"Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and clients offers readers with a view of the altering and rising roles of digital books in greater schooling. the 3 major sections include contributions by means of specialists within the publisher/vendor enviornment, in addition to by means of librarians who record on either the demanding situations of supplying and coping with e-books and at the matters surrounding buyer use of e-books. The case learn section bargains views from seven diverse sizes and kinds of libraries whose librarians describe cutting edge and thought-provoking tasks related to e-books. examine views on e-books from companies as varied as a advertisement writer and an organization press. find out about the perspective of a jobber. know about the publication demanding situations dealing with librarians, reminiscent of the search to regulate bills within the patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) version, how one can clear up the obstacle of source sharing with e-books, and the way to control PDA within the consortial atmosphere. See what consumer use of e-books finds approximately examining behavior and disciplinary adjustments. eventually, within the case examine part, realize find out how to advertise scholarly e-books, the way to deal with an e-reader checkout software, and the way one library changed so much of its print assortment with e-books. those and different examples illustrate how cutting edge librarians use e-books to reinforce clients' studies with scholarly works"-- Read more...
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Yet new distribution models facilitated by the expansion of digital content—shortterm loans, e-book subscription, and patron-driven acquisitions, among others—offer potential solutions to library budget problems, often reliant upon users being granted only access to (as opposed to ownership of) that content. Smaller and midsize academic libraries tend to look more favorably on these new subscription options than do their large research university counterparts, whose access to large budgets allows them to consider more outright purchases (Hill & Lara, 2014, p.
Maier, R. C. (2014). The evolving e-book landscape: Two perspectives. In D. ), Library and book trade almanac (pp. 24–40). Medford, NJ: Information Today. , & Brenner, J. (2012). Libraries, patrons, and e-books. org /2012/06/22/libraries-patrons-and-e-books/ 2 The Journey Beyond Print: Perspectives of a Commercial Publisher in the Academic Market Rhonda Herman Abstract Since 1979, commercial publisher McFarland has offered scholarly books to academic libraries. This paper covers early experimentation with e-books and more mature collaborations, as well as experiences with new acquisition models and a publisher perspective on patron-driven acquisitions.
She did not understand the implications of copyright law and removed the file immediately upon our notification of her illegal behavior. There was another more recent incident in which a very large and newly published McFarland reference work showed up on Scribd. It appears that someone had obtained a copy of a PDF and posted it. Scribd removed it immediately upon our request. The worst case of piracy involved McFarland’s Encyclopedia of Mind Enhancing Foods, Drugs and Nutritional Substances. In this case, the physical book had been scanned and uploaded to a file sharing site.
Academic e-books : publishers, librarians, and users by Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, Judith M. Nixon