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 include contributions via specialists within the publisher/vendor enviornment, in addition to through librarians who record on either the demanding situations of delivering and dealing 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 leading edge and thought-provoking initiatives concerning e-books. examine views on e-books from companies as diversified as a advertisement writer and an organization press. find out about the point of view of a jobber. learn about the publication demanding situations dealing with librarians, resembling the hunt to manage charges within the patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) version, the right way to remedy the drawback of source sharing with e-books, and the way to control PDA within the consortial setting. See what purchaser use of e-books finds approximately interpreting conduct and disciplinary alterations. eventually, within the case research part, realize easy methods to advertise scholarly e-books, how you can deal with an e-reader checkout application, and the way one library changed such a lot of its print assortment with e-books. those and different examples illustrate how leading edge librarians use e-books to reinforce clients' stories with scholarly works"-- Read more...
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In fact, when a Baker & Taylor executive visited, he was so taken with the community that he resolved to sell Florida property and invest in vacation/retirement property in the area. McFarland has 55 employees who are passionate about publishing, and it is no exaggeration to say that the company is like a family. McFarland has never laid anyone off. All employees have a window in their offices. McFarland always favors in-sourcing over out-sourcing. The company is closely held1 so there is no university umbrella or head office to smooth out a rough patch.
A discussion of e-book trends includes quotes from publishing industry publications. Early E-Book History McFarland first experimented with e-books about 1998. The investment group Willis Stein & Partners owned Baker & Taylor at that time, and their management intended to increase the value of their holding by leveraging a dominant market position in innovative ways. They invited McFarland to participate in a pilot e-book program for libraries. McFarland’s toe-in-thewater commitment was roughly 125 titles that were two or more years old.
Academic e-books : publishers, librarians, and users by Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, Judith M. Nixon