It takes more than changing the letter from P to E: a Hong Kong Library's perspective in adopting e-books

Frederick NESTA, Owen TAM, Bill TANG

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Abstract

During 2006 to 2008, libraries of the eight government funded tertiary institutions in Hong Kongcapitalized on a special grant (Electronic Resources Academic Library Link, ERALL) from their parentintuitions and the Hong Kong Government to jointly acquire over 15,000 titles of electronic Englishmonographs. This paper discusses how Lingnan University Library as a member of ERALL addressedissues such as what e-books to acquire, how to deliver them effectively to users, ownership andon-going maintenance of these networked resources etc., and how we took the opportunity of ERALLto integrate overlap analysis, access checking and monitoring, and computer generated OPAC recordsfor electronic books into our collection development and resources management workflows.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009
EventWorld Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Assembly: Libraries create futures: Building on cultural heritage - Milan, Italy
Duration: 23 Aug 200927 Aug 2009
https://www.ifla.org/past-wlic/2009/

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ConferenceWorld Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period23/08/0927/08/09
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    NESTA, F., TAM, O., & TANG, B. (2009). It takes more than changing the letter from P to E: a Hong Kong Library's perspective in adopting e-books. Paper presented at World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Milan, Italy. https://www.ifla.org/past-wlic/2009/212-nesta-en.pdf