Electronic Books and ePublishing

Electronic Book Definitions A review of the literature indicates that electronic books can be classified into two categories: a hardware and software device used to read content; and the content itself. Clister (1999) defined two types ...

Author: Harold Henke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781447103172

Category: Computers

Page: 227

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Over the past few years the e-book has received much attention - the new generation of books can be downloaded from the Internet. Indeed, many publishing applications nowadays enable the production of electronic books. This book shows readers how to design electronic books using the book metaphor. The information presented is a culmination of the author's experience as an author and researcher. It contains valuable information gathered through user surveys, user focus groups, usability testing, and participation in industry groups and standards organisations. A definite must-have for anyone interested in the new generation of books.
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The No Shelf Required Guide to E book Purchasing

The adoption rates of licensed electronic book content from commercial publishers like Springer and Morgan and Claypool for use as textbooks grew quickly. Electronic books offered from the library had entered into the pedagogical ...

Author: Sue Polanka

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838958360

Category: Acquisitions (Libraries)

Page: 59

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The increasingly important role that e-books and e-readers are playing in libraries makes it essential for librarians to get a handle on the ins and outs of e-book purchasing. Sue Polanka has compiled an expert-authored series of articles for this issue of Library Technology Reports that provide strategies, best practices, and case studies for meeting the unprecedented legal, technological, and vendor challenges that come with e-book purchasing.
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Building and Managing E book Collections

Electronic. Book—Beginnings. Fern. M. Cheek. and. Lynda. J. Hartel. Introduction. E-book: the word calls to mind many definitions and impressions—for librarians, publishers, and individual consumers. Several attempts have been made to ...

Author: Richard Kaplan

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9781555707767

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 197

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This book provides an overview and analysis of current and emerging trends of the use and development of the e-book. Readers will learn best practices to guide them in developing library policies and procedures involving the acquisition, purchase, collection development, cataloguing and retention of e-books.
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Adapting to E Books

Book. to. E-book. Reeta. Sinha. Cory. Tucker. INTRODUCTION. In the last five years, electronic books have slowly become commonplace in academic libraries. Owing to an increase in their popularity, electronic books are now offered in ...

Author: William Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317990086

Category: Computers

Page: 294

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This book provides models for acquisitions policies and reports on several surveys of faculty and librarian attitudes toward e-books. It also discusses certain issues in acquiring cataloguing and collection development regarding this important new library resource.
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How an e Book Works

e-Book means electronic book,” Opal explained. “Instead of reading words on the pages of a book, we read e-books on a computer or e-reader.” “And that's an e-reader?” asked Stew. Opal held up her device. “Right. I read my e-books on ...

Author: Amanda StJohn

Publisher: Weigl Publishers

ISBN: 9781489659675

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Did you know that electronic books can be read on a device called an e-reader? When you check out an e-book, it downloads onto your e-reader. Learn more about e-books in How an e-Book Works, part of the Library Skills series.
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Walter Isaacson Great Innovators e book boxed set

At times he could be amusingly aware of his own foibles, and he used the electronic book demonstration to poke fun at himself. “A word that's sometimes used to describe me is 'mercurial,'” he said, then paused.

Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451677607

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1968

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This includes the exclusive biography of Steve Jobs and bestselling biographies Benjamin Franklin and Einstein.
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The Digital Reader

The e - book is defined in various ways . It has been described as any material presenting text through a digital method , but also includes items such as books on tape , so it can also be considered any presentation of a book using ...

Author: Terence W. Cavanaugh

Publisher: ISTE (Interntl Soc Tech Educ

ISBN: 1564842215

Category: Education

Page: 162

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The rapidly increasing availability and low cost of e-book technology make it perfect for schools and educators looking to expand their resources for readers. This book introduces the unique features that have established e-books as a powerful, effective learning tool for all grade levels and for students with special needs. It includes descriptions and illustrations of the most popular e-book formats and programs, as well as dozens of practical ideas for using e-books for reading instruction, personal productivity, and curricular enrichment. Brimming with interactive lesson ideas, teaching tips, and online resources, this book is a must-have for teachers in all content areas as well as library media specialists. Descriptions of the most popular and affordable e-book devices, software, and content for educators Guidelines for accessing free digital library resources available on the Web and for creating your own e-books using basic software tools Strategies for using the annotation, reference, and hyper text capabilities of electronic text to promote active reading Comprehensive index Also available: Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms - ISBN 1564842339 Interactive Videoconferencing: K-12 Lessons That Work - ISBN 1564842517
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Academic E Books

Factors influencing the usage of an electronic book collection: Size of the e-book collection, the student population, and the faculty population. College & Research Libraries 74(1), 39–59. http://dx.doi.org /10.5860/crl-301 ...

Author: Suzanne M. Ward

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781612494296

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 372

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E-Books in Academic Libraries: Stepping Up to the Challenge provides readers with a view of the changing and emerging roles of electronic books in higher education. The three main sections contain contributions by experts in the publisher/vendor arena, as well as by librarians who report on both the challenges of offering and managing e-books and on the issues surrounding patron use of e-books. The case study section offers perspectives from seven different sizes and types of libraries whose librarians describe innovative and thought-provoking projects involving e-books.Read about perspectives on e-books from organizations as diverse as a commercial publisher and an association press. Learn about the viewpoint of a jobber. Find out about the e-book challenges facing librarians, such as the quest to control costs in the patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) model, how to solve the dilemma of resource sharing with e-books, and how to manage PDA in the consortial environment. See what patron use of e-books reveals about reading habits and disciplinary differences.Finally, in the case study section, discover how to promote scholarly e-books, how to manage an e-reader checkout program, and how one library replaced most of its print collection with e-books. These and other examples illustrate how innovative librarians use e-books to enhance users' experiences with scholarly works.
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Electronic Resources and Collection Development

Elsewhere, a body of research on e-books is starting to develop in the library literature. For example, in a recent issue of Collection Building, librarians at Texas A&Ms experience in joining 91 other members of AMIGOS in purchasing a ...

Author: Sul H Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136410994

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 146

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Examine the effects electronic resources have on your library! Electronic Resources and Collection Development examines how the transition to electronic resources in academic libraries has impacted traditional collection development policies and practices. Nine acclaimed librarians present their perspectives on the growing trend toward digital materials acquisition that is tipping the scales in favor of “access” in the “ownership vs. access” debate. The book provides insights on the use of electronic resources in major research libraries from data collection by JSTOR, a leading provider of digital resources to academic libraries. A rich and diverse collection of theory, opinion, and observation, Electronic Resources and Collection Development offers a unique understanding of how libraries are meeting the challenge of reshaping their collection development programs with electronic resources—a process that is quickly gaining momentum. Contributors are divided in their beliefs on whether a balance is still possible between print materials and electronic resources in academic libraries. Among the topics they discuss: the growing demand for e-books the increase in the use of distance education digitalizing special collections building localized collections use patterns of electronic journals and much more! Electronic Resources and Collection Development is an essential resource for library deans, directors, and collection development librarians as they assess the levels of change in their libraries.
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Communication and Networking

an e-book as follows: “An electronic book (also e-book, ebook, digital book) is a book-length publication in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, and produced on, published through, and readable on computers or other ...

Author: Tai-hoon Kim

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642272004

Category: Computers

Page: 472

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The two volume set, CCIS 265 and 266, constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference, FGCN 2011, held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2011, Jeju Island, Korea, in December 2011. The papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions and focuse on the various aspects of future generation communication and networking.
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