Adapting to E-Books

Author: William Miller,Rita Pellen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317990099

Category: Computers

Page: 290

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Electronic books are now having a major impact on library collections. This book provides models for acquisitions policies and reports on several surveys of faculty and librarian attitudes toward e-books. It discusses issues in acquiring cataloguing and collection development regarding this important new library resource. Its subject matter deals with the different types of e-books, statistical data available for e-book usage, the development of e-book collections, learning environments, integrating e-books into local catalogues, acquisitions and usage monitoring of e-books. This book will be of interest to librarians across all educational sectors, library science scholars and e-book publishers. This book was published as a special issue of The Acquisitions Librarian.
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Difficult Decisions in Thoracic Surgery

An Evidence-Based Approach

Author: Mark K. Ferguson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846284740

Category: Medical

Page: 526

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This book describes the recommended ideal approach, rather than customary care, in selected clinical situations. Brief chapters are devoted to a specific question or decision in general thoracic surgery that is difficult or controversial. The chapters contain both evidence-based recommendations and descriptions of surgeons’ personal practices. Chapters are organized around clearly identified recommendations, making possible the identification of useful material at a glance. Over 50 different topics are presented. This book is a valuable reference source for practicing surgeons, surgeons in training, and educators.
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Digitizing the Modern Library and the Transition From Print to Electronic

Author: Bhardwaj, Raj Kumar

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522521208

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

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The development of online digital libraries has enhanced the availability of printed materials. By implementing these systems, this ensures the access of material to universities, students, and bibliophiles. Digitizing the Modern Library and the Transition From Print to Electronic is a pivotal reference source for the latest techniques and initiatives needed to transition libraries into the digital age. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as electronic resource management, library management software, and semantic web, this publication is an ideal resource for faculty members, research scholars, students, information specialists, and librarians in universities and in academic, public, and special libraries.
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Social Reading

Platforms, Applications, Clouds and Tags

Author: José-Antonio Cordón-García,Julio Alonso-Arévalo,Raquel Gómez-Díaz,Daniel Linder

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780633920

Category: Computers

Page: 200

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Contemporary developments in the book publishing industry are changing the system as we know it. Changes in established understandings of authorship and readership are leading to new business models in line with the postulates of Web 2.0. Socially networked authorship, book production and reading are among the social and discursive practices starting to define this emerging system. Websites offering socially networked, collaborative and shared reading are increasingly important. Social Reading maps socially networked reading within the larger framework of a changing conception of books and reading. This book is structured into chapters covering topics in: social reading and a new conception of the book; an evaluation of social reading platforms; an analysis of social reading applications; the personalization of system contents; reading in the Cloud and the development of new business models; and Open Access e-books. Discusses social reading as an emerging tendency involving authors, readers, librarians, publishers, and other industry professionals Describes how the way we read is changing Presents ways in which the major players in the digital content industry are developing specific applications to foster socially networked reading
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