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Title:Criteria used for selecting e-book products: Connection between practices and formal education in LIS schools
Author(s):Zhang, Mei
Subject(s):Selection criteria
Collection development
Library and information science education
Abstract:This work-in-progress research focuses on exploring the selection criteria used by academic librarians to purchase e-book products, and then exploring the influence of formal education on librarians' selection practices. This research, based on one-on-one interviews with 20 librarians from 19 different institutions, has collected information on the selection criteria for e-book product purchasing. Particularly, this poster will present four criteria that were not fully explained in previous studies, including: content, perpetual access, copyright of embedded multimedia, and relationships with a provider. Then this research will examine how library school collection development textbooks represent e-book selection strategies by analyzing the selection criteria discussed in the textbooks used in collection management courses from four ALA-accredited programs. This poster will present the similarities and differences between criteria from textbooks and criteria used in practice.
Issue Date:2019-09-24
Series/Report:Collections development
Genre:Conference Poster
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-08-23

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