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Title:Issues related to the adoption of e-books in academic libraries: a literature review
Authors:Kahn, Michelle
Underwood, Peter G.ISNI
Periodical:South African Journal of Library and Information Science (ISSN 2304-8263)
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:university libraries
electronic resources
External link:https://doi.org/10.7553/79-2-141
Abstract:While e-journals have successfully been integrated into academic library collections, the same cannot be said about e-books. In this paper, the obstacles to e-book adoption in academic libraries in general is discussed using a review of the English-language literature published over the period 2007 to 2013. Issues identified are the changing roles of libraries in the digital age; collection development strategies; complex e-book purchase models offered to libraries; questions of copyright, licensing and digital rights management; format considerations; and availability of hardware and software on which to read e-books. Libraries continue to face these challenges today. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]