E-book Platforms for Libraries

E-book Platforms for Libraries
作者:Mirela Roncevic
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TAG: 美國 ALA 電子書



E-book vendors continue to experiment: adjustments to business models, consolidation of  content, and mergers with competitors mean constant change. What’s good for innovation can equal confusion when it comes to choosing an e-book platform for your library. Making a sound purchasing decision requires research and close consideration of trade-offs, and Roncevic’s new issue of Library Technology Reports will get you started. Based on surveys of e-book vendors with an established presence in academic, public, and/or K–12  library markets, this report includes
Background and business model descriptions for 51 leading e-book vendors
Four tables comparing content, technical specifications, functionality, and business  models
An at-a-glance overview of platforms, including vendor website URLs
Bulleted  checklists of factors to consider, and questions to ask vendors
An  examination of the blurring channels of publisher, aggregator, and distributor platforms,  with advice to help you avoid content overlap
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