E-Book Reserve Service; Suggestions For a Best Practice
Bae, Seangill Peter
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E-Books and use of E-Books for the library reserve services is not always straightforward and most of our users are not aware of the reality of E-Books we purchase. This presentation will try to find a best way to manage E-Books for course reserve. Ever-increasing cost of the text book and the copyright royalty moves the Reserve service Staff's attention toward the use of E-Books. The E-books could be an ideal tool for library course reserve service, especially when obtaining copyright permission requires significant resources. However, both instructors and students have a certain expectations for the E-Books which do not always correspond with the reality of E-books or E-book packages a library purchases. Using the example of an institution which focuses on undergraduate education, the presenter will show possible benefits of E-books reserve service and drawbacks from the users. Reviewing various E-Book access models and possible use for reserve service, the presenter will suggest a best practice for the E-Book reserve Service.