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No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management of Electronic Books
Edited by Sue Polanka
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1145-7
 
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $67.00
 
 
 
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272 pages
6" x 9"
Softcover
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1145-7
Year Published: 2012
AP Categories: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, Z

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With their explosive sales and widespread availability over the past few years, e-books have definitively proven that they’re here to stay. In this sequel to her best-selling book of the same title, expert Polanka dives even deeper into the world of digital distribution. Contributors from across the e-book world offer their perspectives on what’s happening now and what to expect in the coming months and years. Included in this invaluable resource are
  • Guidelines for performing traditional library processes such as cataloging, weeding, archiving, and managing e-book accessibility for patrons with special needs
  • Explorations of topics such as the e-book digital divide and open-access publishing
  • Case studies from an array of academic, public, and school libraries, offering firsthand accounts of what works, what doesn’t, and why
  • Discussions of the emerging model of the electronic-only library and the rich possibilities of enhanced e-books
All librarians will want to familiarize themselves with the wealth of advice in this volume on best practices for use and management of e-books.
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

1 Going Digital but Not Bookless
Physical, Digital Library Spaces
Amelia Brunskill

2 Do E-books Bridge the Digital Divide?
Sarah E. Twill

3 Accessibility Issues in E-books and E-book Readers
Ken Petri

4 Making Sense of Change
E-books, Access, and the Academic Library
Lisa Carlucci Thomas

5 E-book Preservation
Business and Content Challenges
Amy Kirchhoff

6 Weeding E-books
Alice Crosetto

7 What Is RDA, and Why Should E-book Managers Care?
Steve Kelley

8 Enhanced E-books
How Books Are Coming Alive in the Digital Environment
Sylvia K. Miller

9 E-book Sea Change in Public Libraries
Lending, Devices, Training, and Budgets
Michael Porter, Matt Weaver, and Bobbi Newman

Spotlight: HarperCollins, OverDrive, and the ALA
Reactions to Limits on E-book Access
Michael Porter

10 Libraries as Zones for Content Creation
Indie Publishing, and Print on Demand
Thomas A. Peters

11 Getting Control, Staying Relevant
How Libraries Can Push the E-book Envelope to Their Advantage
Joseph Sanchez

12 The iPad Loaner Program at Oberlin College Library
Jessica Grim and Allison Gallaher

13 Leading and Learning
Technology and E-book Adoption in School Libraries
Carolyn Foote

14 E-reader Adoption in the School Library Media Center
A Journey of Collaboration and Discovery
Jennifer LaGarde and Christine James

15 Give Them Something to Talk About: The Kindle Pilot Program at the Unquiet Library
Buffy Hamilton

16 Using E-books with Reluctant Readers
Kathy Parker

List of Contributors
Index

About the Editor

Sue Polanka created the award-winning blog No Shelf Required about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers. The blog led to the ALA Editions book No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries in 2011. Polanka is the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio and the Vice President/President Elect of the Academic Library Association of Ohio. She has served on Booklist’s Reference Books Bulletin Editorial Board for over ten years, serving as Chair from 2007 – 2010.  Her column on electronic reference, "Off The Shelf," appears quarterly in Booklist. She was named a Library Journal 2011 Mover and Shaker for her work with e-books.
Reviews

"In the follow-up to her 2010 volume of the same name, Polanka ... has once again gathered an impressive group of librarians, educators, and other experts to contribute essays covering present issues and future plans for e-books in libraries ... Anyone interested in the discussion of e-books in libraries will be well served by this volume."
--Booklist
 
 

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