The eBook Revolution: A Primer for Librarians on the Front Lines

The eBook Revolution: A Primer for Librarians on the Front Lines

by Kate Sheehan

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Overview

The book ecosystem is radically changing, and libraries must change with it. This book tackles the controversial discussion about eBooks and explores librarian-driven solutions and visions for the future of libraries in the 21st century.

The eBook Revolution: A Primer for Librarians on the Front Lines is exactly what its title promises: an essential resource for librarians facing the formidable task of coordinating the library-wide transition to eBooks and fielding questions from patrons about eBooks on a daily basis.

After an introduction that covers the basics of eBooks and current eBook technology, the author puts things into perspective, documenting the changes that have occurred over the past decade. She also delves into important eBook issues, identifying librarian-driven solutions and providing glimpses of what libraries in the near future will likely be like. The book examines perennially critical issues such as accessibility, resource sharing, and the digital divide within the context of eBook technology and provides a clear framework for discussing eBooks, thereby enabling readers to make informed decisions regarding their own organizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610691833
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/03/2013
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Kate Sheehan, MSLIS, is special projects coordinator for Bibliomation, a consortium of public and school libraries in Connecticut.

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