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 include contributions through specialists within the publisher/vendor enviornment, in addition to via librarians who file on either the demanding situations of supplying and handling 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 leading edge and thought-provoking initiatives regarding e-books. examine views on e-books from organisations as varied as a advertisement writer and an organization press. find out about the point of view of a jobber. know about the book demanding situations dealing with librarians, similar to the search to manage bills within the patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) version, find out how to resolve the hassle of source sharing with e-books, and the way to control PDA within the consortial atmosphere. See what purchaser use of e-books unearths approximately interpreting conduct and disciplinary transformations. eventually, within the case examine part, become aware of tips on how to advertise scholarly e-books, the right way to deal with an e-reader checkout application, and the way one library changed so much of its print assortment with e-books. those and different examples illustrate how cutting edge librarians use e-books to reinforce clients' stories with scholarly works"-- Read more...
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8% in 2013 (PCG, 2013). This increase suggests a potential for more digital sales of scholarly books in the future. 1% of their total revenues. Knowing that many libraries conduct business through wholesalers, one can assume that a large percentage of these books probably end up on academic library shelves (AAP/BISG, 2014). While this sector relies on online retail more than it did a few years ago, that channel does not appear to be growing in any major way. Scholarly publisher revenue from online retail has been relatively stable, at $48 million in 2011, $56 million in 2012, and $52 million in 2013 (AAP/BISG, 2014).
Ebrary set an early example of striking a balance between representing the interests of the publisher while reassuring librarians as well. This is the history through a publisher’s eyes related to the other players in the triumvirate of getting content to library users—acquisitions librarians—who made important changes to the way they acquired books from the 1990s onward. In addition to the consortial strategy to stretch budget dollars, the work of acquiring print books began to be privatized or outsourced to vendors.
Com/sites/jeffbercovici/2014 /02/10/amazon-vs-book-publishers-by-the-numbers/ Christensen, K. (2014, June 4).