E-books from the library perspective: Selection and Delivery

James Mouw
University of Chicago
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With the shift from print to electronic journals largely behind us, the industry now turns it attention to a similar movement in the world of monographs. While many of the issues are the same, the selection and delivery of e-books present us with unique challenges. This presentation will provide insight into those issues from the library perspective, will analyse the successes and failures we’ve encountered along the way, and will also discuss various business models that are in place, including a trend toward patron-initiated purchase. The speaker will also discuss the need for multiple delivery options, including the need for options that are optimized for mobile devises.