By Richard B. Kaplan
Starting with a quick historical past of e-books and a assessment of the publication publishing and its impact at the library s choice and funds method, this how-to offers a radical remedy of assortment improvement concerns, together with the choice strategy and improvement rules, using approval plans, patron-driven acquisition, and functional options for growing your publication assortment regulations. Chapters on budgeting and licensing hide possession as opposed to leasing versions, the variations in licensing concepts from the foremost publishers and aggregators together with details on electronic rights administration, and techniques for achievement in retention, entry, and budgeting. The cataloging and choice chapters are the biggest within the ebook. the choosing e-books bankruptcy discusses
• booklet deciding to buy models
• dossier codecs and publisher/aggregator booklet platforms
• ameliorations and similarities among a number of show units (e-readers)
The technical and entry companies part includes:
• most sensible practices in cataloging e-books to incorporate metadata
• perception on incorporating price additional positive factors resembling including excerpts from the textual content, publication covers, and hyperlinks to similar resources
• information on library web site and on-line catalog access
• overview and evaluate techniques via movement data, print assortment choice and utilization, and consumer satisfaction
You ll additionally achieve important perception at the e-book's impression at the publishing undefined, scholarly communique, and its integration into destiny applied sciences and social media. delivering a number of views from digital source pros at world-renowned libraries similar to Harvard, the college of Michigan, Duke, and Northeastern, this booklet offers a finished and well-rounded publication schooling. luck tales spotlight every one chapter's classes, providing you with real-world examples of powerful booklet implementation in either university and public libraries.
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29). Cost Considerations The biggest stumbling blocks for librarians who are considering Big Deal e-book packages are the costs, whether subscription or purchase. Many publishers will offer discounts for e-book packages as an incentive; however, these discounts are rarely less expensive than purchasing the print monograph. 5 to 2 28 BMEC03(23 34) 6/27/12 2:06 PM Page 29 E-Book Publishing—The View from the Library BIG DEAL PACKAGES: PROS AND CONS Big Deal E-Book Purchase? , past 1–3 years of publisher imprints) • Lots of titles in many subjects • Usage statistics • One-time cost for purchase • Own e-books at end of contract Disadvantages • All or nothing • Lots of titles in many subjects, including those with little or no relevance to the library’s constituents • Large one-time cost up front for purchase that may have a negative impact on the library’s overall collection budget • Ongoing access fees to use publisher platform during and after contract period • Own e-books at end of contract but don’t have infrastructure to mount e-books Big Deal E-Book Subscription?
Can you imagine what a bookstore filled with titles only from McGraw-Hill would look like? Disintermediation, like so many other seemingly ideal strategies, turned out to be a better idea on paper than in reality. After a brief period of distraction, most publishers quickly recognized that their future depended on establishing multichannel and multilayer strategies, much more in line with the fundamental nature of the Internet: integrated and discoverable content. Increased Complexity So, if disintermediation died in a consultant’s PowerPoint deck, what has happened to the supply chain, optimized for print for the past 100 18 BMEC02(13 22) 6/27/12 2:02 PM Page 19 E-Book Publishing—A View from the Industry years?
Impact on Collection Sustainability Are duplicate copies of material in different formats important to a library’s users? For many public libraries, having the same book available as an e-book and as a print copy fits their multigenerational user population. For those libraries that have storage issues (reduced physical footprint, remote storage, damaged buildings), having an e-book of an already owned print book may satisfy patron demand with minimal impact on a library’s physical facilities. This is of greater importance as libraries undertake regional or local print retention projects, weed physical collections, or renovate spaces.
Building and Managing E-Book Collections: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians by Richard B. Kaplan