A draft version of Preparing for Effective Adoption and Use of eBooks in Education was released today by JISC, a UK organization. Final version scheduled for publication in about a month after comment period.
From an Introductory Blog Post:
This report updates previous work researching the usage and adoption of ebooks within academic institutions and examines recent developments that are shaping how academic institutions can respond to growing interest in ebooks:
As ebooks become mainstream and the percentage of academic publications delivered as ebooks rises steadily, this report explains the importance of preparing for the increasing adoption and usage of ebooks in academic institutions. Specifically, this report: 1) introduces the historical and present context of ebooks; 2) reviews the basics of ebooks; 3) considers scenarios for ebook adoption and usage; 4) addresses current challenges; and 5) considers the future. This report also provides a glossary to help clarify key terms and a ‘References’ section listing works cited.
The preview version of this report is open for public comments from 27 September to 8 October 2012.
Alongside this report, JISC is developing further practical guidance. Building on JISC Collections ebook expertise, the Digital Monographs Study and JISC Digital Media expertise, later this year we will be releasing Digital Infrastructure Directions guidance on the Challenge of eBooks in Academic Institutions.
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