May 24, 2022

New Article: “E-book Workflow from Inquiry to Access: Facing the Challenges to Implementing E-book Access at the University of Nevada, Reno”

The following article appears in Collaborative Librarianship (Vol 4, No 3)(2012) that was released earlier today. A link to the full text article is at the bottom of this post.


Facing the Challenges to Implementing E-book Access at the University of Nevada, Reno


Amalia Beisler
Uniersity of Nevada, Reno
Lisa Kurt
Uniersity of Nevada, Reno


Collaborative Librarianship
Vol 4, No 3 (2012)


As e-book holdings in academic libraries increase, libraries must face the challenge of how to manage the acquisition and access of both individual and package e-book titles. While libraries have developed workflows to effectively handle electronic journal holdings and packages, e-books do not fit neatly into those models. An e-book workflow shares facets of both monographic and electronic resource acquisition and access, with both title-level and package acquisition and management issues. This article will explore how a cross-departmental team in the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries collaborated to analyze and refine the workflow for the e-book lifecycle, from the point of inquiry through acquisition, access management, and end of life.

Direct to Full Text (21 pages; PDF)

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