VALA2012 Session 9 Neil

Approval of 'E': fuss-free selection and acquisition

VALA2012 CONCURRENT SESSION 9: eStuff
Wednesday 8 February 2012, 13:45 - 14:15
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2012-proceedings/vala2012-session-9-neil

Alison Neil

University of New South Wales

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Abstract

EBooks might be a great innovation but how does a library use them without having to redesign how material is selected and acquired? Although libraries might experience small bumps in the road when acquiring print items and online serials, most have established workflows to select what is required and to provide access in a quick and efficient manner. This paper will examine the difficulties University of New South Wales experienced in acquiring eBooks, and the mechanisms needed to maintain a fuss? free selection and acquisition workflow, which incorporates eBooks as just another format.

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