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Ebook Lending Platforms, John Novak Dec 2013

Ebook Lending Platforms, John Novak

Library Faculty Publications

For the purposes of this article, the definition of an eBook lending platform is one that contains eBooks from multiple publishers that patrons may browse and checkout. Though these platforms have eBooks that allow for multiple and simultaneous users, in general they have a one-book, one-user model. Details about the major eBook lending platforms for academic libraries, eBook lending platform characteristics, why and how an academic library would license one, and finally what the future of this rapidly changing environment may hold are explained in this article.


Navigating The Flow Of Value-Streams To The Seas Of Collection Management, Acquisitions, And Preservation, Greg W. Voelker, Richard J. W. Zwiercan, Michael Frazier Nov 2013

Navigating The Flow Of Value-Streams To The Seas Of Collection Management, Acquisitions, And Preservation, Greg W. Voelker, Richard J. W. Zwiercan, Michael Frazier

Library Faculty Presentations

Discusses the background, goals, achievements, focus, and criteria of Collection Management, Acquisitions, and Preservation.


A Km-Based Strategic, Global Current Awareness Service, Stuart Basefsky Aug 2013

A Km-Based Strategic, Global Current Awareness Service, Stuart Basefsky

Stuart Basefsky

This presentation focuses on a global current awareness service designed to meet the knowledge needs of the institution from which it originates. In so doing, it also meets the needs of journalists, researchers, faculty, students, professional practitioners, and policymakers concerned with the same issues globally. It provides the institutional links between partnering institutions that sustain the relationships for the future. This serves as a model for how libraries can become supporting pillars of their organizations by tapping into and meeting KM needs.


Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Carolyn J. Deluca, Dani L. Roach Mar 2013

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, Carolyn J. Deluca, Dani L. Roach

Library Staff Publications & Presentations

Breaking up with an e-resource, whether it’s the provider, publisher or librarian that decides to end things, is like most relationship endings: messy. This session covers in gritty detail how to disentangle the resource from all your social circles — your tools, systems and more.


Changing Operations Of Academic Libraries, Allen Mckiel Jan 2013

Changing Operations Of Academic Libraries, Allen Mckiel

Faculty Research Publications (All Departments)

The session is an exploration of library operational adaptations to the changing technologies of information distribution and usage. The librarians will present glimpses of the changes occurring in their library operations as they transition to services without print. The cadence of change, particularly with respect to ebooks, continues to accelerate. The moderator will summarize some of the technology changes of the last year, and a panel of librarians will explore, through the evidence of their changing library operations, a range of topics including: trends in e-book acquisition and usage; developments in open access publishing; changes in consortia; and the role ...