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68 essential resources for eBooks in libraries by Ellyssa Kroski

68 essential resources for eBooks in libraries by Ellyssa Kroski

“Ellyssa Kroski, Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute and the blogger for OEDb’s iLibrarian, as well as a writer, educator, and international conference speaker, developed this list of 68 essential resources about eBooks in libraries.  Ellyssa has organized the list into several broad categories including:  general, devices, blogs, purchasing, creating, and more.

68 Essential Resources for eBooks in Libraries

eBooks are a constant topic in library news today.  If you’re just getting caught up or striving to keep current, here are 68 resources that will put you in-the-know and help you make an informed decision about implementing eBooks in your library.

eBooks and Libraries

1. What You Can Do about Ebooks and Libraries

2. E-Books and Democracy

3. Why Libraries Need to Adopt a Paid Membership Program for Country Wide Access to eBooks

4. Organizing eBooks

5. Libraries, Patrons, and e-Books

6. Ebooks Choices and the Soul of Librarianship

7. JISC Study on the Challenge of e-Books in Academic Institutions

8. Bestselling authors call for library ebook lending

9. Navigating the Ebook Revolution

10. Library Patrons Want E-Books Over Every Other Downloadable Media

11. Ebooks and libraries–an uneasy relationship

12. Calling Timeout on Library eBook Integration

13. Should Libraries Get Out of the eBook Business?

14. e-Books and School Libraries

15. Threats to Digital Lending

16. ebooks: Library eBooks, how it works Part I

17. ebooks – Library eBooks Part II: The Fully Illustrated Guide to Borrowing eBooks


eBook Devices

18. e-Book Formats and Devices Infographic

19. Do E-Reader Owners Read More Books? [INFOGRAPHIC]

20. So you want to start a Kindle lending program

21. Why the Kindle Will Never Support Library Books


eBook Purchasing

22. American Libraries Guide to eBook Purchasing

23. A Primer on Ebooks for Libraries Just Starting With Downloadable Media

24. JISC Preparing for Effective Adoption and Use of Ebooks in Education

25. Wellesley College e-Book Vendor Evaluation Matrix

26. 4 Ways to Select e-Books for Your Library.

27. e-Book Options for Libraries

28. How To Compare e-Book Platforms – iLibrarian Series

29. Evaluating e-Books in Law Libraries

30. 5 Questions to Ask When Evaluating Apps and Ebooks

31. Open Library Offers Libraries a Third Choice for eBooks

32. Six Essential Issues in Any Ebook Contract Negotiation


E-Book Collections

33. 225 Free eBooks: Download Great Classics for Free

34. 5 e-Book Collections with Over 100,000 Free e-Books.

35. 80 Online Resources for Book Lovers

36. 20 Best Websites To Download Free EBooks.


Creating eBooks

37. 3 Ways to Create and Publish Your Own eBook

38. The Ultimate Guide to Publishing Your eBook on Amazon’s Kindle Platform


E-Book Publishers & Libraries

39. E-Books Strain Relations Beween Libraries, Publishing Houses

40. Simon and Schuster begins ebook pilot projects with libraries in New York

41. Penguin will offer its new ebooks to libraries again as of April 2

42. eBooks For School Libraries: Follett Announces Partnership With Random House

43. E-Books in Libraries: The Final Major US Publisher Gets On Board

44. Big Six eBooks in libraries, a comparison chart

45. The Wrong War Over eBooks: Publishers Vs. Libraries

46. How to Talk to Your Patrons About Penguin & Other Publishers Not Loaning eBooks to Libraries

47. Why Your Library May Not Have the E-Book You Want

48. The eBook User’s Bill of Rights

49. Penguin Pulls New E-Books From Libraries



50. Accessibility Upgrade: EPUB, Libraries, and Ebook Accessibility

51. 6 Great New eBooks Infographics

52. Open Access eBooks Part One – The OAPEN

53. Open Access eBooks Part Two – SciELO

54. Open Access eBooks Part Three – DOAB

55. Open Access eBooks Part Four – CLACSO

56. Open Access eBooks Part Five – Knowledge Unlatched

57. Ebooks 101: DRM (Digital Rights Management)

58. 10 Kindle Cases That Look Like Books

59. 10 Pinterest Boards For eBook Fans

60. eBooks, Privacy, and the Library

61. The Future Of Libraries In The E-Book Age


Blogs that Cover eBooks News


62. No Shelf Required

63. Teleread

64. INFOdocket

65. The Digital Reader

66. Go-to-hellman

67. ALA eContent blog

68. The Digital Shift





Posted on: August 22, 2013, 12:36 pm Category: Uncategorized

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