December 14, 2017

Full Text Article (Free): “E-books in Academic Libraries: Challenges for Sharing and Use”

The June 2014 issue of the Journal of Librarianship and Information Science includes the article, “E-books in Academic Libraries: Challenges for Sharing and Use” by William H. Walters.

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Title

E-books in Academic Libraries: Challenges for Sharing and Use

Author

William H. Walters
Menlo College

Source

The Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
June 2014
vol. 46 no. 2

Abstract

This paper reviews the recent literature on e-book sharing and use in post-secondary libraries, exploring current restrictions on viewing, printing, downloading, circulation, and interlibrary loan. It also discusses the ways in which these restrictions influence the library lending of e-book readers and other mobile devices. The most fundamental problems include restrictive license provisions, proprietary software and file formats, digital rights management (DRM), and the single-user business model adopted by many e-book vendors.

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