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ERIC Number: ED561877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 222
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-0-8389-8672-1
Ebooks and the School Library Program: A Practical Guide for the School Librarian
Leverkus, Cathy; Acedo, Shannon
American Association of School Librarians
Whether you have an interest in starting an ebook collection for your school library program or are working on enhancing an ebook collection you've already established, this handbook is for you. The world of ebooks is both vast and intricate. Exploring the many articles concerning ebook publication, vendors, devices, and copyright laws can be overwhelming. The writers of "Ebooks and the School Library Program" have organized their learning to share with their peers from several years of building ebook collections for their individual school library programs. This guide will help familiarize school librarians with ebooks and facilitate decision-making about their ebook collections in a rapidly changing landscape. The following chapters are included: (1) Chapter 1: What is an Ebook?; (2) Sources of Ebooks; (3) Why Purchase Ebooks?; (4) Ebooks and Self-Publishing; (5) Ebook Devices; (6) Device Distribution and Technological Factors; (7) Ebook Circulation/Access; (8) Developing an Ebook Collection; (9) Ebook Acquisition; (10) One-Time "Purchase" or Annual Subscription?; (11) Cataloging Ebooks; (12) Budgetary Factors; (13) Librarian Support Groups--Learning From Peers; (14) Legal and Ethical Considerations; (15) Fast-Changing Landscape; (16) Musings: Larger Philosophical Questions, Future Challenges, Concerns, and Developments; and (17) Conclusion.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association (ALA), American Association of School Librarians (AASL)