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The Role of Self-Publishing in Libraries

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Title: The Role of Self-Publishing in Libraries
Author(s): Dawson, Laura
Subject(s): Digital libraries Books -- Digitization
Abstract: The boom in self-publishing has created a market of hundreds of thousands of new books a year. The Library of Congress doesn’t catalog most of these. Is it fair to dismiss these books as “vanity publications,” or are there some valuable resources in this book glut for collections-development librarians to explore? Are there sensible ways of acquiring these books? And how do Web searches affect types of content we haven’t always seen as having value?
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: In Library Trends 57 (1) Summer 2008: 43-51
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
ISSN: 0024-2594
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright 2008 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2010-10-23

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