Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2008

Publication Title

The Acquisitions Librarian

Volume

19

Issue

3 & 4

First page number:

353

Last page number:

365

Abstract

This article discusses the impact electronic books have had on collection management in academic libraries. Using the experience at University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV), the authors describe how the library incorporated e-books into its print book collection. The article also discusses the impact of e-books on areas such as selection and acquisitions, as well as the role of vendors in this emerging field of collection development. Finally, the authors compare and contrast collection assessment methods for print and electronic books. The article concludes with some observations regarding what comes next for libraries and e-book collections.

Keywords

Acquisitions; Book evaluation; Collection development; Electronic books; Print books

Disciplines

Collection Development and Management | Library and Information Science

Language

English

Comments

The Acquisitions Librarian is now published as Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship.

Identifier

DOI: 10.1080/08963570802026419

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