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The Future of Academic Book Publishing: E-books and Beyond

The Future of Academic Book Publishing: E-books and Beyond

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by Rolf Janke, a chapter from No Shelf Required: E-Books in Libraries, edited by Sue Polanka
by Rolf Janke, a chapter from No Shelf Required: E-Books in Libraries, edited by Sue Polanka

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Published by: American Library Association on Jun 23, 2011
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E-Books in Libraries
e d i t o r
Sue Polanka
NO shelfrequired
Sue Polanka
s he mderar f 
 No Shelf Required,
a blg abu he ssuessurrudg e-bks fr lbraras ad publshers.
 No Shelf Required
won rstplace in the academic category of the Salem Press Library Blog Awards, 2010.Her intrigue with e-books began in 1999 with the introduction of NetLibrary and
advaed wh he evlu f le referee sures. She has bee a refereead sru lbrara fr wey years a publ, sae, ad aadem lbrares oh ad texas ad s urrely he head f referee ad sru a heWrgh Sae Uversy Lbrares  Day, oh. She has served  he
Reference Books Bulletin Advisory Board for ten years, was chair from 2007 to2010, and writes a column for the Bulletin, “O the Shelf,” to discuss electronic
referee ssues.
© 2011 by the American Library Association. Any claim of copyright is subject to
applable lmas ad exeps, suh as rghs f far use ad lbrary pyg
pursuant to Sections 107 and 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act. No copyright is claimed in
e ha s  he publ dma, suh as wrks f he U.S. gverme.Pred  he Ued Saes f Amera
15 14 13 12 11 5 4 3 2 1While extensive eort has gone into ensuring the reliability of the information appearing
 hs bk, he publsher makes  warray, express r mpled, wh respe  hemaeral aed here.
ISBN: 978-0-8389-1054-2
librry f Cgrss Ctgig-i-Pbicti Dt
n shelf requred : e-bks  lbrares / eded by Sue Plaka.
p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-0-8389-1054-2 (alk. paper)
1. Libraries and electronic publishing. 2. Electronic books. I. Polanka, Sue.Z716.6.N62 2011
Bk ver desg by Krs Krush. tex desg  chars SiL by Kare Shees de Graa.
This paper meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (Permanence of Paper).
ala editis s pbishs its bs i  vrity f ctric frmts. Fr mrifrmti, visit th ala Str t www.str..rg d sct editis.
T Ft f acdicB Pbisi:e-bs d Bd
 e ha e huded eas, aadebk publshes have eaed sheleed
from any prolic change that would turn their business upside down,
ul w. Wh easgl hghe deads f le e,  s supse ha e-bks wll pla a lage le  hagg wha was e ef he s adal f duses. the ae s  ag veds adpublshes  ake advaage f hs apdl gwg ew akeplae.the advaes  ehlg ha allw e-bks  g ble,  be dw-laded, uszed,  se sal ass he glbe hage dal, adhe eall sapped publshg dus bul pal f a pedbk eve has  hage as well. Hw dvduals aess dgale wll deped lagel  hw aade publshes adap  he ewdgal eve.Publshes have ebaed he e-bk as a ew pdu del bu sllhave a gea deal  absb  de f   be a susaable pef he busess. Absbg he apd hages  e-bk ehlg ale

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