The No Shelf Required Guide to E-book Purchasing

The No Shelf Required Guide to E-book Purchasing

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The increasingly important role that e-books and e-readers are playing in libraries makes it essential for librarians to get a handle on the ins and outs of e-book purchasing. Sue Polanka has compiled an expert-authored series of articles for this issue of Library Technology Reports that provide strategies, best practices, and case studies for meeting the unprecedented legal, technological, and vendor challenges that come with e-book purchasing. Articles include: "Consortial Purchasing of E-books," by Susan Hinken and Emily J. McElroy "Academic Library Dilemmas in Purchasing Content for E-readers," by Eleanor I. Cook "Open Access E-books," by E. S. Hellman "The E-textbook Revolution," by William D. Chesser "Digital Textbooks," by Stephen R. Acker "Textbooks, Open Educational Resources, and the Role of the Library," by Greg Raschke and Shelby Shanks.
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 208.28 x 274.32 x 10.16mm | 158.76g
  • ALA Editions
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0838958362
  • 9780838958360
  • 1,440,832

About Sue Polanka

Sue Polanka created the award-winning blog No Shelf Required about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers. The blog led to the 2011 publication of ALA Edition's best-selling No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries. Polanka is the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio and the Vice President/President Elect of the Academic Library Association of Ohio. She has served on Booklist's Reference Books Bulletin Editorial Board for over ten years, and as Chair from 2007 to 2010. Her column on electronic reference, ""Off The Shelf,"" appears quarterly in Booklist. She was named a Library Journal 2011 Mover and Shaker for her work with e-books.
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