E-Book Management – It Sounds Serial!
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E-Books, E-Book Management, Libraries, Acquisitions
Beyond the issues of how e-books are viewed or used by patrons, challenges exist for the library staff managing them. From acquisition to delivery, this hybrid may behave more like an e-journal or a database than a book. E-books make us stretch existing management tools to accommodate them.
Is an e-book more like an e-journal or printed book, or a different creature altogether? Is it possible to manage e-books within existing e-resources infrastructure? Our presentation will review the main issues surrounding purchasing, delivering and managing e-books. We will share the strategies and decisions that have worked for us.
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