New Full Text Book (Open Access) Discusses Use of Ebooks in Higher Education
Here’s a recently published (November 2014) peer-reviewed book (open access, CC-BY license) commissioned by JISC and published by UK-based Ubiquity Press that might be of interest to some of you.
Title: Ebooks in education: Realising the vision
Edited by Hazel Woodward, University Librarian/Director of the University Press
Cranfield University, UK
The book contains eight essays and seven case studies.
From the Ubiquity Catalog:
Ebooks are coming of age in education, as this exciting collection commissioned by Jisc demonstrates.
Case studies, reflecting ebook success stories across the higher and further education sectors, include:
- An innovative app to encourage ebook take-up in a Welsh college.
- A partnership between a library and research centre to create open access monographs and midigraphs.
- Several examples of creative negotiations with ebook publishers.
Insight chapters address hot topics in the ebook universe, including:
- The changing world of access to scholarly digital content in the mobile environment.
- The challenges faced by the library as online distance learning moves from margin to mainstream.
- How ebooks have the potential to meet a wide range of accessibility needs.
- Experimentation with ebooks as a shared service.
This collection will provide inspiration and guidance to institutions as they develop projects and services to support students and researchers and will be of interest to library practitioners, publishers, ebook vendors, information professionals, teachers, lecturers and students.
The books is available (free) in several formats and is also available for sale from Amazon.com.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.