Panel: Using E-Books now – Librarians provide insight into the good, the bad, and the not so bad

Eileen Dolan, Kate Price, Roel Tilly, Jill Taylor-Roe
Panel, STM Book 2.03 – E-Books
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Moderator: Eileen Dolan, Director of Market Development, Wiley-Blackwell
Librarians share their “hands on” experiences, including patrons’ skills using e-books.

“Such stuff as dreams are made on?: E-book use at the University of Surrey”
Kate Price
, E-Strategy & Resources Manager, University Library, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
Students and staff at the University of Surrey consistently rate “Access to Information Resources” as their number on priority. They also currently have access to over 160,000 e-books. So have their dreams come true? Or are the promises of e-books more akin to the “insubstantial pageant” that Prospero describes during the finale of “The Tempest”? (Shakespearian references will be kept to a minimum!).

Transition from Folio to Electronic Books: Acquiring Books for the Learning Resource Centre
Roel Tilly
, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands

Jill Taylor-Roe, Head of Liaison & Academic Services, Robinson Library, Newcastle upon Tyne