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Title Ebooks in education : realising the vision / edited by Hazel Woodward.

Publication Info. London : Ubiquity Press, 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (vi, 136 pages) : illustrations (some color)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file
Note Resource simultaneously available in PDF, EPUB format, and Kindle format.
Available via Ubiquity Press website.
On front cover: JISC.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Madeleine Atkins -- Ebooks in higher education : a strategic priority? / Christine Fyfe -- Ebooks in further education / David Scott -- Ebooks and the distance learner / Claire Grace and Gill Needham -- Ebooks : the learning and teaching perspective / Suzanne Enright -- Ebooks and accessibility / Alistair McNaught and Huw Alexander -- Academic ebooks and the mobile user experience / Mark Williams and Ben Showers -- 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 acquisitions 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, Liz Chester, Jean Sullivan, and Elaine Edwards -- A living open book / Peter Suber -- The Plymouth ebook project / Philip Gee -- E-textbooks at Coventry University : a pilot project / Sandy Forster.
Note PDF version (viewed March 29, 2017).
Language English.
Summary 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.
Subject Education -- Electronic information resources.
Academic libraries -- Technological innovations.
Education, Higher -- Computer-assisted instruction.
Libraries and electronic publishing.
Bibliothèques universitaires -- Innovations.
Enseignement supérieur -- Enseignement assisté par ordinateur.
Bibliothèques et édition électronique.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
COMPUTERS -- Educational Software.
Academic libraries -- Technological innovations. (OCoLC)fst00795077
Education -- Electronic information resources. (OCoLC)fst00902619
Education, Higher -- Computer-assisted instruction. (OCoLC)fst00903032
Libraries and electronic publishing. (OCoLC)fst00997518
Indexed Term education
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books -- Educational aspects.
Added Author Woodward, Hazel M., editor.
Joint Information Systems Committee.
Ubiquity Press.
Other Form: Print version: Ebooks in education. London : Ubiquity Press, 2014 9781909188372 (OCoLC)898481961
ISBN 9781909188396 (electronic bk.)
1909188395 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9781909188372
AU@ 000054481664
GBVCP 869962450
UKMGB 019437700

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