Chapter 4: Open Access E-books

Hellman, E. S.
November 2011
Library Technology Reports;Nov2011, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p18
Academic Journal
As e-books emerge into the public consciousness, "open access" (a concept already familiar to scholarly publishers and academic libraries), will play an increasing role for all sorts of publishers and libraries. This chapter of The No Shelf Required Guide to E-book Purchasing discusses the meaning of open access in the context of e-books, the ways open access e-books can be supported, and the roles that open access e-books will play in libraries and in our society.


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