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By: Mirela Roncevic
  • Title Book: E book Platforms for Libraries
  • Author : Mirela Roncevic
  • ISBN 10: 9780838958889
  • ISBN 13: 0838958885
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Category : Computers / System Administration / Storage & Retrieval
  • Languages : en (Available in All Languages)
  • Pages : 44

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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