By Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, Judith M. Nixon
"Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and clients offers readers with a view of the altering and rising roles of digital books in better schooling. the 3 major sections comprise contributions via specialists within the publisher/vendor enviornment, in addition to by means of librarians who file on either the demanding situations of delivering and handling e-books and at the matters surrounding shopper use of e-books. The case learn section deals views from seven assorted sizes and kinds of libraries whose librarians describe cutting edge and thought-provoking tasks concerning e-books. examine views on e-books from companies as assorted as a advertisement writer and an organization press. know about the perspective of a jobber. know about the booklet demanding situations dealing with librarians, similar to the search to regulate expenses within the patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) version, find out how to clear up the problem of source sharing with e-books, and the way to regulate PDA within the consortial atmosphere. See what shopper use of e-books finds approximately examining conduct and disciplinary modifications. eventually, within the case examine part, notice how you can advertise scholarly e-books, tips to deal with an e-reader checkout application, and the way one library changed such a lot of its print assortment with e-books. those and different examples illustrate how leading edge librarians use e-books to reinforce clients' studies with scholarly works"-- Read more...
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At Charleston Conference sessions in about 2005, academic librarians told stories about students who stood in line to use library computers to access full-text journal articles rather than walking a few steps into the stacks to pull volumes off the shelf for immediate use. Statistics showed dismal out-of-thelibrary lending rates of print books with the presumption that the discovery model for books at that time was inconvenient. One of the greatest innovation potentials of this era in academic information service is to pool all academic e-books into one database and then offer that database to information seekers.
Due in part to the lower price points at online retail, among other factors, these unit sales accounted for less in overall revenue for publishers. This is an issue for scholarly publishers to watch, especially if their sales continue to gravitate further toward digital channels and formats. E-Book Opportunities and Challenges While e-books can help to make reading more instant and accessible than ever before, they also present new challenges to the book publishing industry and to the reading public.
Unfortunately, as a publisher-side only report, BookStats does not track these sales further and cannot report with any specificity on where they end up downstream. 34 | Academic E-Books 5. BIC Basic is a set of standards for bibliographic data provision developed and promoted by Book Industry Communication for the United Kingdom book industry, with the objective of improving the accuracy and timeliness of product information available to the book trade. It includes a statement of the basic metadata elements that publishers should be able to provide to retail booksellers and other supply chain intermediaries.
Academic e-books : publishers, librarians, and users by Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, Judith M. Nixon