E-book Platforms for Libraries by Mirela Roncevic

By Mirela Roncevic

Ebook proprietors proceed to scan: alterations to enterprise types, consolidation of content material, and mergers with rivals suggest consistent swap. what is sturdy for innovation can equivalent confusion in terms of deciding on an booklet platform to your library. creating a sound procuring choice calls for learn and shut attention of trade-offs, and Roncevic's new factor of Library know-how Reports gets you begun. according to surveys of book proprietors with a longtime presence in educational, public, and/or okay 12 library markets, this document includes

  • Background and enterprise version descriptions for fifty one top publication vendors
  • Four tables evaluating content material, technical requirements, performance, and company models
  • An at-a-glance evaluation of structures, together with seller site URLs
  • Bulleted checklists of things to contemplate, and inquiries to ask vendors
  • An exam of the blurring channels of writer, aggregator, and distributor systems, with suggestion that will help you keep away from content material overlap

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The books are available in sixty-seven subject collections, which include titles published through 2011. Notable features include OpenURL with links and DOIs, no DRM restrictions on downloads and printing, COUNTER-compliant usage data, and enhanced MARC Records from OCLC at no extra charge. org April 2013 Business Model: Wiley books can be added to a library collection in three ways: one-time fee option (pay once for perpetual access to all the books you buy with no further surcharges); an annual flexible subscription (pay an annual fee for one calendar year, subscribe to any title for three consecutive years, qualify for an auto-purchase feature); or Article Select Tokens and pay-per-view (use tokens or pay with credit card to access book chapters for up to twenty-four hours).

Other features include flexible administration control over loan parameters (from one to sixty days) and on reserves/holds. Librarians can restrict borrowing of titles by age or year at school, download usage reports, and profile their own digital content from their local community. Libraries can also integrate free e-books from Project Gutenberg into their catalogs for simultaneous use. Business Model: Wheelers e-books are purchased at the digital list price together with a one-off $2 hosting/DRM fee per e-book.

Library markets: Pre Kā€“grade 8 Platform type: publisher E-book type: picture books, transitional chapter books, middle fiction, YA nonfiction Main subjects: general Business Model: Storia e-books may be purchased in several ways. com/ebooks Parent company: Swets Information Services Library markets: academic/research, corporate, government Platform type: distributor E-book type: scholarly publications Main subjects: all Background: Swets, a division of Swets Information Services, develops content management solutions for libraries, end users, and publishers.

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