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ERIC Number: ED528998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 272
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8389-1145-7
No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management of Electronic Books
Polanka, Sue, Ed.
ALA Editions
With their explosive sales and widespread availability over the past few years, e-books have definitively proven that they're here to stay. In this sequel to her best-selling book of the same title, expert Polanka dives even deeper into the world of digital distribution. Contributors from across the e-book world offer their perspectives on what's happening now and what to expect in the coming months and years. Included in this invaluable resource are: (1) Guidelines for performing traditional library processes such as cataloging, weeding, archiving, and managing e-book accessibility for patrons with special needs; (2) Explorations of topics such as the e-book digital divide and open-access publishing; (3) Case studies from an array of academic, public, and school libraries, offering firsthand accounts of what works, what doesn't, and why; and (4) Discussions of the emerging model of the electronic-only library and the rich possibilities of enhanced e-books. All librarians will want to familiarize themselves with the wealth of advice in this volume on best practices for use and management of e-books. Contents of this book include: (1) Going Digital but Not Bookless (Amelia Brunskill); (2) Do E-books Bridge the Digital Divide? (Sarah E. Twil); (3) Accessibility Issues in E-books and E-book Readers (Ken Petri); (4) Making Sense of Change: E-books, Access, and the Academic Library (Lisa Carlucci Thomas); (5) E-book Preservation: Business and Content Challenges (Amy Kirchhoff); (6) Weeding E-books (Alice Crosetto); (7) What Is RDA, and Why Should E-book Managers Care? (Steve Kelley); (8) Enhanced E-books: How Books Are Coming Alive in the Digital Environment (Sylvia K. Miller); (9) E-book Sea Change in Public Libraries: Lending, Devices, Training, and Budgets (Michael Porter, Matt Weaver, and Bobbi Newman); (10) Spotlight: HarperCollins, OverDrive, and the ALA: Reactions to Limits on E-book Access (Michael Porter); (11) Libraries as Zones for Content Creation: Indie Publishing, and Print on Demand (Thomas A. Peters); (12) Getting Control, Staying Relevant: How Libraries Can Push the E-book Envelope to Their Advantage (Joseph Sanchez); (13) The iPad Loaner Program at Oberlin College Library (Jessica Grim and Allison Gallaher); (14) Leading and Learning: Technology and E-book Adoption in School Libraries (Carolyn Foote); (15) E-reader Adoption in the School Library Media Center: A Journey of Collaboration and Discovery (Jennifer LaGarde and Christine James); (16) Give Them Something to Talk About: The Kindle Pilot Program at the Unquiet Library (Buffy Hamilton); and (17) Using E-books with Reluctant Readers (Kathy Parker). [For the first edition, "No Shelf Required: E-Books in Libraries", see ED528997.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association