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Author: C J Armstrong; Ray Lonsdale
Publisher: London : Facet, 2006.
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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C J Armstrong; Ray Lonsdale
ISBN: 1856045722 9781856045728
OCLC Number: 67873644
Description: pages cm
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 eBooks 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 PART 5: THE FUTURE OF E-BOOKS Contributors' views PART 6: USEFUL INFORMATION Glossary Top tips from the contributors Checklist for e-book acquisition Selected e-book suppliers Accessible e-book services in public libraries - Denise Dwyer Supplementary reading
Responsibility: Chris Armstrong and Ray Lonsdale.

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