New Post from InfoViews: Academic E-books and their Role in the Emerging Scholarly Communications Landscape

by | Aug 29, 2011 | 0 comments

The following post is the fifth in a series from Leslie Lees, VP of Content Development from ebrary.  Academic E-books – The Shifting Landscape discusses changes that are occurring with ebooks and implications for libraries and their users.  –Mike

“The changing expectations of readers are creating reverberations throughout the entire chain of scholarly communication, and impacting the role of scholarly readers as writers of the books that support that chain.  The monograph has long been important to academia, especially in the humanities, but why should that necessarily be so? Are books themselves simply an artifact of the print world and do e-books persist only as a transitional mode on the path to new methods of scholarly communication in the digital culture?”

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