Sue Polanka is the moderator of No Shelf Required, a blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers, which won the 2010 Salem Press Library Blog Award for Best Academic Blog. Her intrigue with e-books began in 1999 with the introduction of NetLibrary and advanced with the evolution of online reference sources. She has been a reference and instruction librarian for 20 years at public, state, and academic libraries in Ohio and Texas and is currently the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio. Sue is a graduate of the University of Dayton and the Kent State University School of Library and Information Science. She has served on Booklist's Reference Books Bulletin Advisory Board for 10 years, functioning as Chair from 2007- 2010 and writes a column for RBB, "Off The Shelf," discussing electronic reference issues.
No Shelf Required 2: Use and Management of Electronic Books--eEditions e-book
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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.
1 Going Digital but Not Bookless
Physical, Digital Library Spaces
2 Do E-books Bridge the Digital Divide?
Sarah E. Twill
3 Accessibility Issues in E-books and E-book Readers
4 Making Sense of Change
E-books, Access, and the Academic Library
Lisa Carlucci Thomas
5 E-book Preservation
Business and Content Challenges
6 Weeding E-books
7 What Is RDA, and Why Should E-book Managers Care?
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
Reactions to Limits on E-book Access
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
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
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
16 Using E-books with Reluctant Readers
"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."