Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ebooks and the School Library Program

Leverkus, Cathy, and Shannon Acedo. Ebooks and the School Library Program: A Practical Guide for the School Librarian. Chicago: American Association of School Librarians, 2013.
ISBN: 978-0-8389-8672-1

Publisher's Description
Whether you have an interest in starting an ebook collection for your school library program or are working on enhancing an ebook collection you’ve already established, this handbook is for you. The world of ebooks is both vast and intricate. Exploring the many articles concerning ebook publication, vendors, devices, and copyright laws can be overwhelming. The writers of Ebooks and the School Library Program have organized their learning to share with their peers from several years of building ebook collections for their individual school library programs. This guide will help familiarize school librarians with ebooks and facilitate decision-making about their ebook collections in a rapidly changing landscape.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: What is an Ebook?
Chapter 2: Sources of Ebooks
Chapter 3: Why Purchase Ebooks?
Chapter 4: Ebooks and Self-Publishing
Chapter 5: Ebook Devices
Chapter 6: Device Distribution and Technological Factors
Chapter 7: Ebook Circulation/Access
Chapter 8: Developing an Ebook Collection
Chapter 9: Ebook Acquisition
Chapter 10: One-Time ‘Purchase’ or Annual Subscription?
Chapter 11: Cataloging Ebooks
Chapter 12: Budgetary Factors
Chapter 13: Librarian Support Groups—Learning From Peers
Chapter 14: Legal and Ethical Considerations
Chapter 15: Fast-Changing Landscape
Chapter 16: Musings: Larger Philosophical Questions, Future Challenges, Concerns, and Developments
Chapter 17: Conclusion


Appendix A: Resources
Appendix B: Publications from AASL
Appendix C: AASL Position Statement on Digital Content and E-books in School Library Collections
Appendix D: Glossary
Appendix E: Index
Appendix F: Tables & Figures