Each of the above examples represents a different way of producing e-books. From the commercial aggregator to the unique digitization of national treasures. From Specific genre to the general digitization project of Google and Microsoft that may include many books in Jewish Studies.
Creating a collection of E-books in Jewish Studies :
1. What are the guidelines for collection development of e-books within the collection development in Jewish Studies?
2. Do we know which titles exist in the different datasets? How many are duplicates?
3. What percentage of our budget should we allocate to e-books?
In away we are looking for clues not from the publisher end of the triangle but from the readership.
The more our readers rely on accessing the library from out side the library, the more they except to use virtual information, the more our collection will change from the print books to electronic books.