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Title The no shelf required guide to e-book purchasing / Sue Polanka, editor.

Imprint Chicago, IL : ALA TechSource, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (59 pages) : illustrations.
Series Library technology reports, 0024-2586 ; v. 47, no. 8
Library technology reports ; v. 47, no. 8. 0024-2586
Summary "The increasingly important role that e-books and e-readers are playing in libraries makes it essential for librarians to get a handle on the ins and outs of e-book purchasing. Sue Polanka has compiled an expert-authored series of articles for this issue of Library Technology Reports that provide strategies, best practices, and case studies for meeting the unprecedented legal, technological, and vendor challenges that come with e-book purchasing"--Splash page.
Contents Purchasing e-books in libraries : a maze of opportunities and challenges / Sue Polanka -- Consortial purchasing of e-books : Orbis Cascade Alliance / Susan Hinken and Emily J. McElroy -- Academic library dilemmas in purchasing content for e-readers : debit cards, sales tax, and workflow issues / Eleanor I. Cook -- Open access e-books / E.S. Hellman -- The e-textbook revolution / William D. Chesser -- Digital textbooks : a state-level perspective on affordability and improved learning outcomes / Stephen R. Acker -- Water on a hot skillet : textbooks, open educational resources, and the role of the library / Greg Raschke and Shelby Shanks.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Electronic books -- Library resources -- Purchasing.
Electronic information resources -- Purchasing.
Libraries and electronic publishing.
Acquisitions (Libraries)
Collection development (Libraries)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Polanka, Sue.
Other Form: Print version: No shelf required guide to e-book purchasing. Chicago, IL : ALA TechSource, ©2011 9780838958360 (OCoLC)767630445
ISBN 9780838992548 (electronic bk.)
0838992544 (electronic bk.)
9780838992555 (electronic bk.)
0838992552 (electronic bk.)
0838958362 (Trade Paper)
9780838958360 (Trade Paper)