Mirela Roncevic has served as a consultant for a range of publishers and libraries and partnered with companies creating new digital opportunities for publishers, authors, readers, educators, and librarians. She has also contributed articles, reports, book reviews, and short stories to numerous magazines and has served as managing editor of several book series and journals. Editorial Director of No Shelf Required, an award-winning portal on e-books and digital content, she is also the founder of the One Country, One Library initiative, which supports the creation of national libraries that provide free access to books and other content to all people inside a country’s borders for the purpose of bridging digital divides, equalizing access to education, enabling reading, and spreading literacy.
- About the Authors
Many claim that the presence and importance of e-books in the library world have reached a saturation point, but the truth is that experimentation with new models, as well as refinement of existing ones, continues apace. Delving into the latest developments among the varied players in the e-book marketplace, including publishers, libraries, and vendors, the latest volume in the best-selling No Shelf Required series is written from a strong international perspective. Such cutting-edge contributors as Michael Blackwell, Mary Minow, Neil Butcher, and Tonya McQuade discuss a range of groundbreaking initiatives that tap into the potential of digital content to be omnipresent. Positive, uplifting, instructive, and goal-oriented, this volume’s coverage includes
- the DPLA national e-book platform;
- ReadersFirst, a movement to improve e-book access from libraries;
- the AudiobookSYNC project, a free summer audiobook program for teens;
- using e-books to teach poetry and publishing processes;
- the Multnomah County Library Library Writers project;
- the Internet Archive and e-books; and
- e-books and sustainable literacy in Africa.
Public libraries looking into expanding their programming; academic libraries interested in library publishing, digital scholarship, and scholarly communication; and technical services staff will all find creative new ideas inside for promoting literacy and spreading knowledge.