Building and Managing E-Book Collections: A How-To-Do-It by Richard B. Kaplan

By Richard B. Kaplan

Starting with a quick background of e-books and a evaluation of the book publishing and its impression at the library s choice and finances strategy, this how-to presents an intensive remedy of assortment improvement matters, together with the choice approach and improvement guidelines, using approval plans, patron-driven acquisition, and useful strategies for growing your booklet assortment guidelines. Chapters on budgeting and licensing conceal possession as opposed to leasing versions, the variations in licensing thoughts from the most important publishers and aggregators together with info on electronic rights administration, and techniques for fulfillment in retention, entry, and budgeting. The cataloging and choice chapters are the biggest within the ebook. the choosing e-books bankruptcy discusses

• ebook procuring models
• dossier codecs and publisher/aggregator book platforms
• variations and similarities among quite a few exhibit units (e-readers)

The technical and entry companies part includes:

• top practices in cataloging e-books to incorporate metadata
• perception on incorporating worth additional gains resembling including excerpts from the textual content, booklet covers, and hyperlinks to similar resources
• counsel on library web site and on-line catalog access
• evaluate and review thoughts via stream data, print assortment choice and utilization, and consumer satisfaction

You ll additionally achieve necessary perception at the e-book's influence at the publishing undefined, scholarly communique, and its integration into destiny applied sciences and social media. supplying a number of views from digital source pros at world-renowned libraries comparable to Harvard, the college of Michigan, Duke, and Northeastern, this ebook offers a accomplished and well-rounded book schooling. luck tales spotlight each one chapter's classes, supplying you with real-world examples of powerful publication implementation in either institution and public libraries.

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Suddenly, the acquiring corporations were faced with a portfolio of companies in an industry in transition, not the mature, cash-rich properties they thought they had purchased. This need to invest combined with the financial pressures for double-digit growth inherent in a publicly traded company was a recipe for disaster. Publishers were between a rock and a hard place. Technology Drivers The Internet not only changed the way people consume content but also had the potential to change the way content is created and delivered.

Publishers Weekly. 2011. ” Publishers Weekly, May 19. html. United Press International. 1990. ” Los Angeles Times, May 22. com/1990-0522/business/fi-294_1_j-b-lippincott. Wolters Kluwer, 2011. ” Wolters Kluwer. Accessed November 21. pdf. 22 BMEC03(23 34) 6/27/12 2:06 PM Page 23 E-Book Publishing— The View from the Library Nadia J. Lalla 3 Introduction IN THIS CHAPTER: The previous chapter discussed the role of the publishing industry in the evolution of e-books, including economic and technological drivers, the changing character and dynamics of customer relationships, differing calculations of price points and costs, and the unforeseen and sometimes undesired consequences of these transformations to publishers.

It is available as an e-book on Elsevier’s MD Consult e-book platform but not on its ScienceDirect platform. This e-book can be accessed and read on a handheld device using the MD Consult Mobile website. The same e-book can be purchased for Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader. It can also be read on an iPad using the Kindle e-book reader app. The result? The same content but a very different user experience on each platform and device. Unlike print books, which generally have the same shape and method of use, each e-book platform is intentionally unique.

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