“E-books are becoming an increasingly important part of academic library collections. According to a 2011 report from the American Library Association,1 e-books currently represent 27% of holdings in academic libraries and the numbers have been steadily increasing for years.2
Despite this growing importance, providing catalogue access to e-books has always been a challenge for libraries. Traditional library catalogues are based on print collections and do not easily accommodate newer formats”.
With the rise of e-books in academic libraries, you don’t want to miss reading this conference paper written by Eugene Barsky, a Science and Engineering Librarian at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and his following co-authors: Sarah Jane Dooley (Dalhousie University), Tara Mawhinney (McGill University), Zoey Peterson (UBC) and Michelle Spence (University of Toronto). View and/or download it via cIRcle at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/44618.
Did You Know?
The Science and Engineering Library at the University of British Columbia (UBC) serves more than 12,000 students, faculty and staff in the Faculty of Applied Science and Faculty of Science in UBC. Visit their ever-growing cIRcle communities (and collections) in cIRcle at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/286 (Faculty of Applied Science) and https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/338 (Faculty of Science).
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