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Author Leverkus, Cathy
Title Ebooks and the School Library Program : A Practical Guide for the School Librarian
Imprint Chicago : American Library Association, 2013
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Note Front Matter -- Front Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Acknowledgments -- Table of Contents -- Introduction -- Contents -- 1. What is an Ebook? -- Usage Trends -- Popularity of Types of Ebooks -- Ebook History -- Ebook Formats -- 2. Sources of Ebooks -- Ebook Vendors -- Commercial Ebooks -- Publisher's Sales Policies for Libraries -- ALA's Response to Publisher Ebook Policy -- Vendors as Library Publisher Liasons -- Ebook Vendors -- Elementary and Middle School Vendors -- K-12 Vendors -- Nonfiction Research Ebook Collections -- Content Management Platform -- Nonfiction Collections -- Additional Sources of Nonfiction -- Comparison of Platforms -- Results of Ebook Usage Survey -- Free Ebook Websites -- Large Digitized Collections of Free Ebooks -- Ebook Catalogs -- Public Library Ebook Content -- 3. Why Purchase Ebooks? -- Advantages of Owning an Ebook -- Accessibility -- No Shelf Space Required -- Durability -- Changing Technology Affects Acquisition -- Importance of Platform -- Continuous Improvements -- Factors to Consider -- 4. Ebooks and Self-Publishing -- Self-Publishing Companies -- Self-Publishing Software -- E-Textbooks and Self-Publishing -- Sources of E-Textbooks -- Barrier to Acquisition of Self-Published Works -- 5. Ebook Devices -- Wealth of Options -- E-Readers -- Importance of Research -- Kindle Family -- NOOKs -- Kobo E-Readers -- Sony Reader -- 3M eReader -- Touch Devices and Their Operating Systems -- Overview -- Android -- iOS -- Windows -- Smartphones, iPod/MP3 Touch, and Laptop or Desktop Readers -- E-Reader Apps -- Access for Students with Disabilities -- 6. Device Distribution and Technological Factors -- Introduction -- Online Access -- Advantages -- Challenges -- Downloadable Content -- 1:1 Schools -- BYOD Schools -- Circulation of Library Devices -- Student-Provided Devices -- 7. Ebook Circulation/Access
Introduction -- LibGuides -- MARC Records -- Circulation and Access Models -- ILS-Managed Circulation/Access -- Vendor-Managed Circulation/Access -- Aggregator-Managed Circulation/Access -- Device Circulation/Access -- Purchase on Demand -- Circulation Policy -- For Unlimited-Simultaneous-Access Ebooks -- For Single-User-Access Ebooks -- For E-Readers -- Targeting Access for Elementary, Middle School, and High School Students -- User-Types for FollettShelf -- Multiple Platforms or ILS Filtering of Access for B&T -- Authentication for OverDrive -- Access to All Materials in 3M Cloud -- Other Approaches -- 8. Developing an Ebook Collection -- Introduction -- Budget -- Digital Rights Management (DRM) -- Choosing Vendors -- Reference Collections -- Nonfiction -- Fiction -- Alternative Approaches -- Ebook Collection Examples -- Introduction -- The Willows Community School -- Harvard-Westlake Upper School -- Brentwood School, East Campus -- Collection Development Policies -- Topics to Be Covered -- Sources of Guidance -- Weeding-and Disappearing-Ebooks -- Ongoing Process -- 9. Ebook Acquisition -- Introduction -- Vendors -- Ebook Purchasing/Subscription Models -- Proceed with Caution -- Patron-Driven Acquisition -- Short-term Loan -- Purchase on Demand Instant Access -- Ebook Bundles -- Timeframe for "Delivery" -- Sources of Information -- Vendor Reps -- Product Reviews -- Webinars -- Acquisition Policy -- 10. One-Time 'Purchase' or Annual Subscription -- Introduction -- Right of First Purchase -- Digital Millennium Copyright Act -- Licensed, Not Purchased -- Single 'Purchase' -- Subscription -- OverDrive -- Jobbers -- How Will Patrons Access the Resources? -- Evolving Model -- Fiction Best Sellers -- Staying Informed -- 11. Catagloging Ebooks -- Purpose -- Sources of Records -- Call Numbers -- Subject Headings -- Format and Fields to Check
Cataloging E-Readers Loaded with Ebooks -- Sample Records for Ebooks -- Additional Tips -- 12. Budgetary Factors -- Introduction -- Familiar Paradigm Shifts -- Potential Problems -- 13. Librarian Support Groups - Learning From Peers -- School Library E-Lists and Online Discussion Boards -- Regional Consortiums -- Valuable Resource and Possibility of Saving Money -- ISLE's Event -- BAISL's Event -- Local Ebook Professional Development, Peer Mentoring -- Surveys -- School District Ebook Collections -- Introduction -- Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) -- New York City Department of Education -- Hillsborough County Public Schools -- Kansas City Public Schools -- Other Examples -- 14. Legal and Ethical Considerations -- Introduction -- Digital Rights Management -- Digital Millennium Copyright Act -- Fair Use -- Device Accessibility -- Device Circulation -- One Copy of an Ebook for Each Device -- Concerns about Leasing Ebooks from Commercial Stores -- First Sale for Ebooks, Maybe-Someday? -- Looking Ahead -- 15. Fast-Changing Landscape -- Demise of a Platform -- Positive Change -- Hopeful Signs -- 16. Musings: Larger Philosophical Questions, Future Challenges, Concerns, and Developments -- Lessons from the Past -- Reader's Advisory -- Ebooks and Interlibrary Loan -- Publisher Concerns and Access Issues -- 17. Conclusion -- Back Matter -- Works Cited -- # -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z -- A. Resources -- Archived Presentations and Conferences -- Blogs -- Ebook Publishers and Vendors -- Free Ebook Collections -- Large Free Ebook Collections -- Elementary and Middle School Vendors -- K-12+ Vendors -- Content Management Platforms -- Nonfiction Collection -- Additional Sources of Nonficton -- Webinars -- B. Publications from AASL
Learning Standards & Program Guidelines -- Other AASL Publications -- Advocacy Tools -- C. AASL Position Statement on Digital Content and E-books in School Library Collections -- D. Glossary -- A -- B -- D -- E -- F -- H -- I -- L -- M -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- E. Index -- # -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z -- F. Tables & Figures -- Tables -- Figures -- Back Cover
Whether you have an interest in starting an ebook collection for your school library program or are working on enhancing an ebook collection you've already established, this handbook is for you
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Leverkus, Cathy Ebooks and the School Library Program : A Practical Guide for the School Librarian Chicago : American Library Association,c2013 9780838986721
Subject Electronic books.;School libraries
Electronic books
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