Ebooks in education: Realising the vision

Ebooks in education: Realising the vision

By Hazel Woodward (editor)
Book Description

Ebooks are coming of age in education, as this exciting collection commissioned by Jisc demonstrates. Case studies, reflecting ebook success stories across the higher and further education sectors, include: - An innovative app to encourage ebook take-up in a Welsh college. - A partnership between a library and research centre to create open access monographs and midigraphs. - Several examples of creative negotiations with ebook publishers.Insight chapters address hot topics in the ebook universe, including: - The changing world of access to scholarly digital content in the mobile environment. - The challenges faced by the library as online distance learning moves from margin to mainstream. - How ebooks have the potential to meet a wide range of accessibility needs. - Experimentation with ebooks as a shared service.This collection will provide inspiration and guidance to institutions as they develop projects and services to support students and researchers and will be of interest to library practitioners, publishers, ebook vendors, information professionals, teachers, lecturers and students. Jisc, in collaboration with Ubiquity Press, is pleased to be making this publication available open access on a CC-BY licence. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org//10.5334/bal)

Table of Contents
  • Foreword
  • Ebooks in higher education: a strategic priority?
  • Ebooks in further education
  • Ebooks and the distance learner
  • Ebooks: the learning and teaching perspective
  • Ebooks and accessibility
  • Academic ebooks and the mobile user experience
  • Ebooks acquisition as a shared service
  • Ebooks at the University of Portsmouth: a ten year success story
  • Instant fulfilment: the successful use of patron driven acquisitions to satisfy interlibrary loans
  • Creating open access books: a partnership between a university library and a research centre
  • “Zap our App!”
  • A living open book
  • The Plymouth ebook project
  • E-textbooks at Coventry University: a pilot project
  • Index
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