E-books and Libraries: Providing Access and Planning Ahead
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E-books have gone from a niche service to a high demand format in an incredibly short time. And their pace of growth is likely to increase. Libraries have several key roles to play in the development ...
E-books have gone from a niche service to a high demand format in an incredibly short time. And their pace of growth is likely to increase. Libraries have several key roles to play in the development of E-publishing: assisting users with their E-reading devices; developing practical ways to purchase, store and loan E-materials; educating their governing bodies, staff and public on the potential of E-reading; helping vendors understand the value of libraries in the distribution of E-materials; and planning future library facilities that perform well in an E-book environment. Chad Mairn and Al Carlson will help you get your feet on the ground in this virtual new world and provide you with resources that will help you and your library perform each of those roles more confidently.
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