25 Theme 4 – E-Books in libraries and as subscription bundles

Summary

E-books lend themselves to different business models thanks to their ability to be stored in the cloud and distributed through license agreements. This means that libraries have the benefit of much larger collections, but also a much harder management principle

Outcomes

  • Describe the different ways in which e-books can be licensed to libraries.
  • Comment of the system of distribution by subscription.
  • Understand the legal implications of having access to e-books.

License

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