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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.


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


Collection Development and Management | Library and Information Science


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

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