The eBook Revolution by Kate Sheehan
A Primer for Librarians on the Front Lines

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The eBook Revolution: A Primer for Librarians on the Front Lines is exactly what its title promises: an essential resource for librarians facing the formidable task of coordinating the library-wide transition to eBooks and fielding questions from patrons about eBooks on a daily basis.

After an introduction that covers the basics of eBooks and current eBook technology, the author puts things into perspective, documenting the changes that have occurred over the past decade. She also delves into important eBook issues, identifying librarian-driven solutions and providing glimpses of what libraries in the near future will likely be like. The book examines perennially critical issues such as accessibility, resource sharing, and the digital divide within the context of eBook technology and provides a clear framework for discussing eBooks, thereby enabling readers to make informed decisions regarding their own organizations.

 

About Kate Sheehan

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Kate Sheehan, MSLIS, is special projects coordinator for Bibliomation, a consortium of public and school libraries in Connecticut. She has been coordinator of knowledge and learning services at Darien Library and coordinator of library automation at Danbury Public Library, noted as the first library to implement LibraryThing for Libraries.
 
Published January 3, 2013 by Libraries Unlimited. 165 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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