FACILITATING ACCESS: TRACING AND LOCATING ELECTRONIC BOOKS FOR THE ACADEMIC SECTOR
|| R. E., Lonsdale; C. J., Armstrong
||FACILITATING ACCESS: TRACING AND LOCATING ELECTRONIC BOOKS FOR THE ACADEMIC SECTOR
||elpub2002 - Technology Interactions. Proceedings of the 6th International ICCC/IFIP Conference on Electronic Publishing held in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, 6–8 November 2002. Editors: Carvalho, Joao Álvaro; Hübler, Arved; Baptista, Ana Alice. Publisher: VWF Berlin, 2002. ISBN 3-89700-357-0. 395 pages.
||This paper reports on research undertaken over the past two years into the provision of e-books in the UK focussing upon the issue of bibliographical access. The problems experienced by library and information staff tracing and locating e-books are elucidated. The current position concerning the extension of legal deposit for this electronic format is considered,
and a map of the providers of bibliographical information is set out. The establishment of a national strategy for access to e-books is explored through a discussion of the role of a significant new UK body, the JISC e-Books Working Group. The group has a specific remit covering bibliographic access and the potential impact of this group upon the present model of bibliographic access is also discussed. The paper poses a range of questions designed to encourage further international debate on this aspect
of e-book accessibility.
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