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No shelf required 2 use and management of electronic books
Publication Information:
Chicago : American Library Association, 2012.

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xiv, 254 p. : ill.
Going digital but not bookless : physical, digital library spaces / Amelia Brunskill -- E-books : do they bridge the digital divide or create a larger chasm? / Sarah E. Twill -- Accessibility issues in e-books and e-book readers / Ken Petri -- Making sense of change : e-books, access, and the academic library / Lisa Carlucci Thomas -- E-book preservation : business and content challenges / Amy Kirchhoff -- Weeding e-books / Alice Crosetto -- What is RDA, and why should e-book managers care? / Steve Kelley -- Enhanced e-books : how books are coming alive in the digital environment / Sylvia K. Miller -- E-book sea change in public libraries : lending, devices, training, and budgets / Michael Porter, Matt Weaver, and Bobbi Newman -- Libraries as zones for content creation, indie publishing, and print on demand / Thomas A. Peters -- Getting control, staying relevant : how libraries can push the e-book envelope to their advantage / Joseph Sanchez -- The iPad loaner program at Oberlin College Library / Jessica Grim and Allison Gallaher -- Leading and learning : technology and e-book adoption in school libraries / Carolyn Foote -- E-reader adoption in the school library media center : a journey of collaboration and discovery / Jennifer LaGarde and Christine James -- Give them something to talk about : the Kindle pilot program at the Unquiet Library / Buffy Hamilton -- Using e-books with reluctant readers / Kathy Parker.
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With their explosive sales and widespread availability, the past few years have definitively proven that e-books are here to stay. In this sequel to her best-selling book of the same title, expert Polanka dives even deeper into the world of digital distribution. Contributors from across the breadth of the e-book world offer their perspectives on what's happening now and what to expect in the coming months and years. Included in this invaluable resource are Guidelines for performing traditional library processes such as cataloging, weeding, archiving, and managing e-book accessibility for patrons with special needs Explorations of topics such as the e-book digital divide and open-access publishing Case studies from an array of academic, public, and school libraries, offering firsthand accounts of what works, what doesn't, and why Discussions of the emerging model of the electronic-only library and the rich possibilities of enhanced e-books All librarians will want to familiarize themselves with the wealth of advice in this volume on best practices for use and management of e-books.

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Booklist Review

In the follow-up to her 2010 volume of the same name, Polanka who runs the blog No Shelf Required and is a columnist for Booklist on e-book topics has once again gathered an impressive group of librarians, educators, and other experts to contribute essays covering present issues and future plans for e-books in libraries. E-books create challenges and opportunities for libraries, and the 16 essays in this book cover the spectrum. Sarah Twill, a professor of social work at Wright State University (OH), looks at the impact of household circumstances on the use of e-books and the relevant implications for libraries, while librarian Alice Crosetto discusses weeding electronic collections. Publishers' views are included as well. Anyone interested in the discussion of e-books in libraries will be well served by this volume.--Vnuk, Rebecca Copyright 2010 Booklist