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ERIC Number: EJ926259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Ebook Approval Plans: Integration to Meet User Needs
Buckley, Matthew; Tritt, Deborah
Computers in Libraries, v31 n3 p15-18 Apr 2011
Within academic library collections, electronic journals are a mainstay. Ebooks, on the other hand, have established themselves as a viable alternative to the print book more slowly. The growing acceptance and prevalence of ebooks cannot be ignored. As libraries continue to build their collections, ebooks play an increasingly larger role in collection development decisions. The Alvin Sherman Library is uniquely situated as both a private academic library and a library that serves the public of Broward County, Florida. The library possesses a further distinction of serving a sizable distance student population with thousands of students enrolled in a variety of different programs. The authors who have ties to the Alvin Sherman Library function as subject selectors for the academic community. They had the task of acquiring materials for both their local and distance student populations. To best support the off-campus students and online courses, they decided to experiment with an ebook approval plan. In this article, the authors discuss the ebook approval plan implementation, its benefits and limitations, and the major considerations in the design of the ebook approval plan. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida