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E-content in Libraries: Marketplace Perspectives
Sue Polanka, editor
Item Number: 978-0-8389-5977-0
Publisher: ALA TechSource
Price: $43.00
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Library Technology Reports, November/December 2015 (51:8)

36 pages
8.5" x 11"
Year Published: 2015
The furor over e-book lending in libraries has calmed. Satisfactory business models, however, remain elusive. Sue Polanka, academic librarian and creator of the No Shelf Required® website, has been tracking this complex marketplace from its beginnings. In this issue of Library Technology Reports she gathers the perspectives of a public librarian and two information industry executives who share concerns and offer ideas for working together. Inside,  
  • Joseph Sanchez delves into how publishers shift toward digital formats will affect public library budgets;
  • Matt Dunie describes cost structures and pricing strategies; and
  • Michael Zeoli calls for a collaborative approach to meeting three challenges: isolationism, content availability, and partnerships.

About the Editor

Sue Polanka
created No Shelf Required®, an award-winning blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers, which led to the best-selling books No Shelf Required and No Shelf Required 2. She is the head of reference and instruction and interim associate university librarian at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio.  She was co-editor with Mirela Roncevic of eContent Quarterly.

About Library Technology Reports

Published by ALA TechSource, Library Technology Reports helps librarians make informed decisions about technology products and projects. Library Technology Reports publishes eight issues annually and provides thorough overviews of current technology. Reports are authored by experts in the field and may address the application of technology to library services, offer evaluative descriptions of specific products or product classes, or cover emerging technology. Find out more information on this publication and how you can subscribe here.


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