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A Review of “No Shelf Required: E-Books in Libraries”

A Review of “No Shelf Required: E-Books in Libraries” Reviews and Remarks 141 Polanka, S. (Ed.). 2011. No Shelf Required: E-Books in Libraries. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. No Shelf Required is an important primer on the current state of the e-book in- dustry and the implications for school, public, and academic libraries. Editor Susan Polanka, Head of Reference and Instruction at Wright State University, has been following this industry for over 10 years. Through the contributions of library and industry professionals, she provides this basic understanding for librarians. Polanka also follows this topic as the moderator of a blog by the same name. The blog provides a more in-depth and complex look at the industry developments, the technological advances, and the library responses to the transition to e-content. The ultimate goal is to establish a workable business model that rewards content providers and the publishing industry and provides reasonable access to individuals and libraries. With the e-book industry trying to find its way, it is important for librarians to be informed and a part of the ongoing conversation. James Galbraith, the Associate Director for Collections and Scholarly Re- sources at DePaul University, describes the history of e-books. He introduces us to the key players: Google, large libraries, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal Of Access Services Taylor & Francis

A Review of “No Shelf Required: E-Books in Libraries”

Journal Of Access Services , Volume 8 (3): 2 – Jul 1, 2011
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1536-7975
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10.1080/15367967.2011.579762
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Reviews and Remarks 141 Polanka, S. (Ed.). 2011. No Shelf Required: E-Books in Libraries. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. No Shelf Required is an important primer on the current state of the e-book in- dustry and the implications for school, public, and academic libraries. Editor Susan Polanka, Head of Reference and Instruction at Wright State University, has been following this industry for over 10 years. Through the contributions of library and industry professionals, she provides this basic understanding for librarians. Polanka also follows this topic as the moderator of a blog by the same name. The blog provides a more in-depth and complex look at the industry developments, the technological advances, and the library responses to the transition to e-content. The ultimate goal is to establish a workable business model that rewards content providers and the publishing industry and provides reasonable access to individuals and libraries. With the e-book industry trying to find its way, it is important for librarians to be informed and a part of the ongoing conversation. James Galbraith, the Associate Director for Collections and Scholarly Re- sources at DePaul University, describes the history of e-books. He introduces us to the key players: Google, large libraries,

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Published: Jul 1, 2011

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