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Purchasing e-book packages for university libraries


Abstract


The criteria to guide the selection in the varied publishing and commercial landscape of e-books concern many aspects, from platform contents to functionalities, from business models to digital right management. It is not easy to establish the best model among those offered, and information needs change from a library to another. The article examines the elements to take into account before the acquisition and during the monitoring activities, such as title price, use cost, collections’ updates. In particular, the paper analyses the parameters that led to the acquisition of some e-book packages of large academic publishers and access data over 12 months.


Keywords


E-book; University libraries; Purchases; Collection management.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4403/jlis.it-12381

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