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Acquisition and access of E-Books in academic libraries: Some concerns

Library Herald Year : 2018, Volume : 56, Issue : 2 First page : ( 264) Last page : ( 271) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Acquisition and access of E-Books in academic libraries: Some concerns

Singh Rajesh1, Singh Vikas2 1Deputy Librarian, Central Reference Library, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007, India 2Shri Ram College of Commerce Library, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007, India

Abstract

The present paper is an attempt to highlight the issues and challenges faced practically in academic library settings in acquisition and access of e-books. Defines the concept of e-book and outlines the comparative advantages and limitations of both print books and e-books. Deliberates the major concerns why, despite the inherent qualities of providing cost effective content that can be easily discovered, delivered anywhere, at any time to a variety of user friendly devices for consumption and reuse, e-books is still struggling to establish itself at par with e-journals in libraries.

Keywords E-books, Print-books, Electronic Resource, India, Electronic reading, E-book system.

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