Ebooks and Interlibrary Loan: Licensed to Fill?

Ebooks and Interlibrary Loan: Licensed to Fill?

Frederiksen, Linda & Cummings, Joel & Cummings, Lara & Carroll, Diane; Jul/Aug2011, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p117-131

DOI: 10.1080/1072303X.2011.585102
Database: Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text
 
Increasingly, libraries of all types and sizes are adding electronic book (ebook) titles to their collections. A survey was used to explore the implications of ebook licensing and interlibrary loan use. Among academic libraries in the United States, a widespread preference for handling print books was found along with a need for more information about ebook interlibrary loan rights at one's own institution and a means to identify format type available from potential lending libraries.