This book provides models for acquisitions policies and reports on several surveys of faculty and librarian attitudes toward e-books. It also discusses certain issues in acquiring cataloguing and collection development regarding this important new library resource.
1. Introduction: Moving into the World of E-books 2. E-books and Virtual Learning Environments: Responses to a Transformational Technology 3. E-books in the University of California Libraries 4. Making Sense of E-book Usage Data 5. Ebrary and Two International E-book Surveys 6. Survey Analysis: Ebrary User Survey 7. Faculty Experiences with Electronic Resources 8. Academic E-books: Supply Before Demand in the Life 9. The University of Pittsburgh Study in an Electronic Environment: Have E-books Changed Usage Patterns of Monographs? 10. Mission Possible: E-books and the Humanities 11. Moving from Book to E-book 12. New Types of E-books, E-book Issues, and Implications 13. Integration of Electronic Books into Library Catalogs: The UIC Library Experience 14. Managing Users’ Expectations of E-books 15. Consortia and E-books: Expanding Access and Defining Business Models 16. From Print to “e”: An Industry Perspective