As e-books emerge into the public consciousness, “Open Access”, a concept already familiar to scholarly publishers and academic libraries, will play an increasing role for all sorts of publishers and libraries. This chapter discusses what Open Access means in the context of e-books, how Open Access e-books can be supported, and the roles that Open Access e-books will play in libraries and in our society.
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A campaign has succeeded to unglue Open Access eBooks!
The rights holder, Gluejar, Inc. , has agreed to release Open Access eBooks to the world as a Creative Commons licensed ebook (CC BY-SA) thanks to the efforts of ungluers like you.
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This ebook was published as chapter 4 of The No Shelf Required Guide to E-book Purchasing, Sue Polanka, Editor. Library Technology Reports, Vol. 47, No.8 (November/December 2011) ISBN 978-0-8389-5836-0. Published by the American Library Association.
The eBook will contain live links, illustrations, and commentary not found in the print version.
The ebook was adapted from a series of posts in the Go To Hellman Blog
- Part 1
- Part 2. What does Open Access mean for e-books?
- Part 3. Business Models for Creation
- Part 4. Libraries
- Part 5. Changing the World
- 403 - mobi (CC BY) at Internet Archive.
- 819 - epub (CC BY) at Internet Archive.
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