This article describes the e-book program of the University of Texas, surveys the state of the e-book market and e-book technology, provides e-book usage statistics for three different consortia, and offers guidelines for e-book acquisitions, as well as e-book issues to be considered. Relevant specification, standards, and working groups are explained, as are the future e-book plans of The University of Texas. The author concludes that e-books are to printed books, as television is to radio and movies: another format with its own strengths and weaknesses.
Library Hi Tech – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jun 1, 2001
Keywords: Electronic books; Libraries; USA; Information technology
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