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E-books in libraries : a practical guide

Author: Kate Price; Virginia Havergal
Publisher: Londres Facet Publishing 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Providing a practical appraisal of e-books, this book addresses the key questions: Where do e-books come from and what are the key business models that support them? What needs to change before  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Price; Virginia Havergal
ISBN: 9781856045728 1856045722
OCLC Number: 758117907
Notes: Índices
Description: XL, 327 p. gráf.
Contents: Introduction - Chris Armstrong and Ray Lonsdale PART 1: THE PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF E-BOOKS 1. Publishing e-books: challenges and perspectives - Joel Claypool 2. An introduction to e-book business models and suppliers - Anna Grigson 3. Producing e-books on demand: a European library network - Silvia Gstrein and Gunter Muhlberger 4. E-books for free: finding, creating and managing freely available texts - Kate Price PART 2: PLANNING AND DEVELOPING AN E-BOOK COLLECTION 5. E-books for public libraries - Martin Palmer 6. E-books for further education - Karen Foster and Emma Ransley 7. E-books for higher education - Jim Dooley PART 3: DELIVERING E-BOOKS TO LIBRARY USERS 8. Making e-book collections visible to readers - Anna Grigson 9. Providing guidance, training and support for readers using e-books - Karen Gravett 10. Information technology and E-books: challenges and opportunities - James Clay PART 4: ENGAGING READERS WITH E-BOOKS 11. Public library users connecting with e-books - Martin Palmer 12. Engaging students with e-books in further education - Sue Caporn, Lee Bryant, Karen Foster and Emma Ransley 13. Engaging staff and students with e-books in a university setting - Anne Worden and Timothy Collinson.
Responsibility: edited by Kate Price and Virginia Havergal

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"With their excellent collection of articles from known experts in the field, the editors have really brought into sharp focus what the e-book enterprise is all about." -- Program

 
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