|Trade eBooks in libraries : the changing landscape
|Paul Whitney ; Christina De castell ; International federation of library associations and institutions
|Type de document :
|Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Saur, 2017
|Article en page(s) :
|VII, 207 p.
|IFLA publications, ISSN 0344-6891, num. 172
|Index. décimale :
|Electronic books ; Copyright ; Book industries and trade--Technological innovations ; Digital media ; Collection development (Libraries) ; Acquisitions (Libraries) ; Libraries--Special collections--Electronic books ; Libraries and electronic publishing
With the advent of downloadable retail eBooks marketed to individual consumers, for the first time in their history libraries encountered an otherwise commercially available text format they were prevented from adding to their collections. Trade eBooks in Libraries examines the legal frameworks which gave rise to this phenomenon and advocacy efforts undertaken in different jurisdictions to remove barriers to library access.
The principal authors provide a general historical overview and an analysis of library/eBook principles developed by a variety of library associations and government reviews. In addition, experts from twelve countries present summaries of eBook developments in their respective countries and regions.
With the arrival of trade eBooks libraries for the first time were faced with an inability to add otherwise commercially available text based work to their collections. The seven years since the general market acceptance (in the developed world at least) of eBooks have witnessed diverse efforts to impede and enable the library availability of eBooks. eBooks in Libraries documents the responses of diverse players to these new challenges. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
|En ligne :
|025.174 WHI T
|Royal Military Academy