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    e-Books in Academic Libraries (Chandos Information Professional) (Paperback) By (author) Ksenija Mincic-Obradovic

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    DescriptionWritten from the perspective of a librarian, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the impact of e-books on academic libraries. The author discusses advantages to both researchers and librarians and provides current examples of innovative uses of e-books in academic contexts. This book reviews the current situation in e-book publishing, and describes problems in managing e-books in libraries caused by the variety of purchase models and varying formats available, and the lack of standardisation. It discusses solutions for providing access and maintaining bibliographic control, looks at various initiatives to publicise and promote e-books, and compares e-book usage surveys to track changes in user preferences and behaviour over the last decade. E-books have already had a huge impact on academic libraries, and major advances in technology will bring further changes. There is a need for collaboration between libraries and publishers. The book concludes with reflections on the future of e-books in academic libraries. * Describes how e-books have changed library services and how they have enabled academic libraries to align with the e-learning initiatives of their universities* Discusses problems with e-book collection development and management and lists examples of solutions* Examines trends in user behaviour and acceptance of e-books


 

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    Title
    e-Books in Academic Libraries
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ksenija Mincic-Obradovic
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781843345862
    ISBN 10: 1843345862
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JNM
    B&T General Subject: 480
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    LC classification: Z
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.7
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BIC E4L: LIB
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    BISAC V2.8: EDU039000, COM065000, EDU015000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27340
    BIC subject category V2: GLC
    Abridged Dewey: 025
    DC22: 025.174, 027
    BISAC V2.8: LAN025020, LAN025040
    BIC subject category V2: GLMA
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/SCITAS
    Thema V1.0: JNV, GLC, UB, KNTP
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    ELSEVIER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
    Imprint name
    Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Ltd
    Publication date
    31 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Ksenija Minc?ic?-Obradovic? has been the Cataloguing Manager at the University of Auckland Library in New Zealand since 2002. She has worked in libraries in New Zealand and Serbia since 1983, in many different areas, including: medieval manuscripts, early printed books, current serials and preservation. Her current focuses are electronic books, collaboration and improving catalogue usability. She has published journal articles and given conference presentations and public lectures on these topics both in New Zealand and abroad. Ksenija served twice as a convenor of the LIANZA's CatSIG Committee.
    Review quote
    ...the author is bringing to a reader a wide range of interesting problems and facts. This is a very useful introductory text for those getting acquainted with the issues of e-books., Information Research
    Table of contents
    The magical world of e-books; Between e-publishers and library needs; Developing and managing e-book collections; Connecting with users; New opportunities; Future Considerations.