By Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, Judith M. Nixon
"Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and clients presents readers with a view of the altering and rising roles of digital books in greater schooling. the 3 major sections comprise contributions via specialists within the publisher/vendor area, in addition to by way of librarians who file on either the demanding situations of providing and coping with e-books and at the concerns surrounding consumer use of e-books. The case research section deals views from seven diverse sizes and kinds of libraries whose librarians describe cutting edge and thought-provoking initiatives regarding e-books. examine views on e-books from agencies as varied as a advertisement writer and an organization press. find out about the perspective of a jobber. know about the book demanding situations dealing with librarians, reminiscent of the hunt to manage expenses within the patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) version, tips on how to resolve the predicament of source sharing with e-books, and the way to regulate PDA within the consortial setting. See what shopper use of e-books finds approximately interpreting conduct and disciplinary modifications. eventually, within the case examine part, notice how one can advertise scholarly e-books, the way to deal with an e-reader checkout software, and the way one library changed so much of its print assortment with e-books. those and different examples illustrate how leading edge librarians use e-books to augment clients' studies with scholarly works"-- Read more...
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A book with a lot of orders will be expedited at every stage of production because these numbers are available to every decision maker in the production stream. This communication channel does not exist for e-books. A few years ago, there was talk of setting up a process for vendors to communicate with publishers about advance academic orders for e-books. If those data had become available, they would have been aggregated with the print advance orders and would have made an impact on the production process.
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Library e-book vendors have so many complicated service considerations like proxy servers and library branding, and now the mind-boggling complexity of demand-driven acquisitions (DDA). The capital investments must be huge. While library vendors have been preoccupied with these matters, Amazon has been extending its global reach; McFarland receives checks from 10 various Amazon operations in countries around the world; the latest addition is Denmark (country number 11). It also is notable that in 2013, Amazon surpassed McFarland’s largest library vendor and became the largest seller of our print books as well.