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.
William Miller, PHD, MLS, is Dean of University Libraries at Florida Atlantic University. He formerly served as Head of Reference at Michigan State University, and as Associate Dean of Libraries at Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Presently, he teaches courses in English Literature and Library Science. Rita Pellen is the Associate Director of Libraries at Florida Atlantic University. Previously, she was Assistant Director of Public Services and Head of the Reference Department.
Introduction: Moving into the World of E-books William Miller E-books and Virtual Learning Environments: Responses to a Transformational Technology David Ball, Jill Beard and Barbara Newland E-books in the University of California Libraries Jim Dooley, Martha Hruska and Lorelei Tanji Making Sense of E-book Usage Data John Cox ebrary and Two International E-book Surveys Marty Mullarkey Survey Analysis: ebrary User Survey Allen McKiel Faculty Experiences with Electronic Resources Allen McKiel Academic E-books: Supply Before Demand in the Life Sciences? Barb Losoff The University of Pittsburgh Study in an Electronic Environment: Have E-books Changed Usage Patterns of Monographs? Rickey D. Best Mission Possible: E-books and the Humanities Tony Horava Moving from Book to E-book Reeta Sinha and Cory Tucker New Types of E-books, E-book Issues, and Implications for the Future Aline Soules Integration of Electronic Books into Library Catalogs: The UIC Library Experience Kavita Mundle Managing Users' Expectations of E-books Elizabeth Kline and Barbara Williams Consortia and E-books: Expanding Access and Defining Business Models Timothy Cherubini and Sandra Nyberg From Print to "e": An Industry Perspective James Gray