By Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, Judith M. Nixon
"Academic E-Books: Publishers, Librarians, and clients offers readers with a view of the altering and rising roles of digital books in larger schooling. the 3 major sections comprise contributions via specialists within the publisher/vendor enviornment, in addition to through librarians who document on either the demanding situations of delivering and dealing with e-books and at the matters surrounding buyer use of e-books. The case examine section deals views from seven various sizes and kinds of libraries whose librarians describe cutting edge and thought-provoking initiatives related to e-books. examine views on e-books from businesses as varied as a advertisement writer and an organization press. know about the perspective of a jobber. learn about the ebook demanding situations dealing with librarians, equivalent to the search to regulate expenses within the patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) version, the way to resolve the hassle of source sharing with e-books, and the way to regulate PDA within the consortial atmosphere. See what client use of e-books unearths approximately studying behavior and disciplinary ameliorations. ultimately, within the case research part, realize how one can advertise scholarly e-books, find out how to deal with an e-reader checkout software, and the way one library changed such a lot of its print assortment with e-books. those and different examples illustrate how cutting edge librarians use e-books to augment clients' reviews with scholarly works"-- Read more...
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Scholarly books: revenue and units sold (in millions). 28 | Academic E-Books Given the dominance of electronic over print journals since the early 2000s and given scholars’ increased willingness to rely on content in a variety of packages and forms, one might expect e-books to have caught on in this sector. To date, however, this has not been the case. Scholarly publishers continue to report that the vast majority of their sales derive from print formats. 6% of scholarly publishing revenues, at $14 million in total sales.
Yet difficulties consistently arise when it comes to the production and dissemination of quality book metadata. This is an area where industry-wide collaboration and discussion is necessary to ensure success for all players in the publishing supply chain. 30 | Academic E-Books The Walled Garden Effect One of the major issues that concern e-book buyers—and a factor that may prevent new readers from entering the e-book market—is the tendency of reading systems and devices to create “walled gardens” of book content.
New Business Models: Getting E-Books Into Academic Libraries A hot topic in the publishing industry today is the rise of new distribution models facilitated by the switch from print to e-books, especially the introduction of e-book subscription models, each vying to become the Netflix or Spotify of e-books. This issue plays a special role in the future of scholarly publishing. Given the importance of the scholarly publisher-academic library relationship, these new business models create additional opportunities to get digital scholarly materials onto library shelves, while also presenting their own set of new complications and challenges.
Academic e-books : publishers, librarians, and users by Suzanne M. Ward, Robert S. Freeman, Judith M. Nixon