An Ebook Primer

An Ebook Primer
 
Polanka, Sue. Library Journal; 4/15/2012, Vol. 137 Issue 7, p42-44.
 
Database: Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text
 
The article outlines how libraries can bring ebooks into their collections. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of ebooks for libraries and the importance of getting community input to inform any shift to digital media. The author discusses sources of free ebooks such as Project Gutenberg and the Internet Archive. She also explains the pricing models used by various fee-based e-book vendors including Baker & Taylor, OverDrive, and the Freading service of Library Ideas LLC.