The purpose of the paper is to describe the practical experience of managing e‐books in an academic library.
An overview of the three main e‐book collections used (netLibrary, Taylor & Francis, and Ebook Library via Dawson) is provided, along with details such as the acquisition, cataloguing and maintenance of e‐books; funding, licensing and authentication; varying interfaces; publicity, promotion and user education; subject coverage, statistics and usage.
Variations in approach and services by the suppliers of e‐books can provide challenges for those managing e‐books.
The paper provides practical details of managing e‐books in an academic library that might be of relevance to others.
Wilkins, V. (2007), "Managing e‐books at the University of Derby: a case study", Program: electronic library and information systems, Vol. 41 No. 3, pp. 238-251. https://doi.org/10.1108/00330330710774129Download as .RIS
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