Integrating e-Books into Academic Libraries: A Literature Review

Michael Lamagna, Sarah Hartman-Caverly, Erica Swenson Danowitz

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Academic libraries continue to face challenges of physical space, changing access demands from technology, and the delivery and accessibility of resources to populations both on- and off-campus. To address these challenges, academic libraries increasingly turn to e-books to build and supplement existing print collections. This review article examines the various streams within the library and information science literature related to e-book adoption in academic libraries. Topics within the literature examined include e-book technology, academic library adoption, cost, and modes of reading. This review of the literature is relevant to all academic librarians and administrators engaged in collection development decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-32
Number of pages14
JournalInternet Reference Services Quarterly
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Apr 3 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Library and Information Sciences


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