ERIC Number: ED463726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
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Ebooks in the Academic Library.
Dowdy, Jackie; Parente, Sharon; Vesper, Virginia
This paper on electronic books (e-books) in the academic library begins by defining the e-book and presenting general information on developments in the e-book industry, including collections of e-books that are accessed through the Internet and electronic editions of print books that can be downloaded to a proprietary reading device. A list of e-book reading devices, along with links to their World Wide Web sites, is included. NetLibrary, an online e-book collection that is enjoying popularity in all types of libraries, is described. The problems and challenges that the e-book presents to a university library are addressed, including circulation, readability, bibliographic control, and administrative problems. The LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act)-funded Electronic Book Evaluation Project is summarized. (Contains 14 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Electronic Publishing, Evaluation, Higher Education, Information Technology, Library Collections, Library Services, Publishing Industry, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed01/21.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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