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  • Ebooks in education

    Realising the vision

    Hazel Woodward (ed.)

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    Ebooks are coming of age in education, as this exciting collection commissioned by Jisc demonstrates. 

    Case studies, reflecting ebook success stories across the higher and further education sectors, include: An innovative app to encourage ebook take-up in a Welsh college; A partnership between a library and research centre to create open access monographs and midigraphs; Several examples of creative negotiations with ebook publishers.

    Insight chapters address hot topics in the ebook universe, including: The changing world of access to scholarly digital content in the mobile environment; The challenges faced by the library as online distance learning moves from margin to mainstream; How ebooks have the potential to meet a wide range of accessibility needs; Experimentation with ebooks as a shared service.

    This collection will provide inspiration and guidance to institutions as they develop projects and services to support students and researchers and will be of interest to library practitioners, publishers, ebook vendors, information professionals, teachers, lecturers and students. 

    Jisc, in collaboration with Ubiquity Press, is pleased to be making this publication available open access on a CC-BY licence. 

    Table of Contents

    Ebooks in education TOC

    • Foreword (Professor Madeleine Atkins)

    • Ebooks in higher education: a strategic priority? (Christine Fyfe)

    • Ebooks in further education (David Scott)

    • Ebooks and the distance learner (Claire Grace)

    • Ebooks: the learning and teaching perspective (Suzanne Enright)

    • Ebooks and accessibility (Alistair McNaught)

    • Academic ebooks and the mobile user experience (Mark Williams)

    • Ebooks acquisition as a shared service (John Tuck)

    • Ebooks at the University of Portsmouth: a ten year success story

    • (Anne Worden)

    • Instant fulfilment: the successful use of patron driven acquisition

    • to satisfy interlibrary loans (Annette Moore)

    • Creating open access books: a partnership between a university

    • library and a research centre (Janet Aucock)

    • “Zap our App!” (Janet Morgan)

    • A living open book (Peter Suber)

    • The Plymouth ebook project (Philip Gee)

    • E-textbooks at Coventry University: a pilot project (Sandy Forster)

    • Index

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    Keywords:

    ebooks education publishing universities 

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    How to cite
    Woodward, H. 2014. Ebooks in education: Realising the vision. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/bal
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    Additional Information

    Published on 28 Nov 2014

    Language
    English


    ISBN
    Print978-1-909188-37-2

    DOI
    http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/bal


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