E-book Platforms for Libraries

E-book Platforms for Libraries

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E-book vendors continue to experiment: adjustments to business models, consolidation of content, and mergers with competitors mean constant change. Whata€™s good for innovation can equal confusion when it comes to choosing an e-book platform for your library. Making a sound purchasing decision requires research and close consideration of trade-offs, and Roncevica€™s new issue of Library Technology Reports will get you started. Based on surveys of e-book vendors with an established presence in academic, public, and/or Ka€“12 library markets, this report includes Background and business model descriptions for 51 leading e-book vendors Four tables comparing content, technical specifications, functionality, and business models An at-a-glance overview of platforms, including vendor website URLs Bulleted checklists of factors to consider, and questions to ask vendors An examination of the blurring channels of publisher, aggregator, and distributor platforms, with advice to help you avoid content overlap2013, nona€”Flashbased devices will be supported) all smartphones 8: tablet devices most all PDF-compatible Nook, iPad, Sony eReader, Samsung Galaxy, Kobo, Android tablets E-book Platform 3M Cloud Library AXlS 360 Books24x7 Brainanbsp;...

Title:E-book Platforms for Libraries
Author:Mirela Roncevic
Publisher:American Library Association - 2013


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