Booklist’s Corner Shelf focuses on eBooks in libraries

The October 2011 Corner Shelf (an online supplement to Booklist magazine) focused their discussion on eBooks in libraries.  Several feature articles are offered, including one on weeding eBooks. Here is the opening paragraph of Corner Shelf which includes links to the articles.

Welcome to the second issue of Corner Shelf, dedicated to the proposition that collection development and readers’ advisory go hand in hand. This issue we’re focusing on e-books in libraries, the topic du jour in our profession. Sue Polanka, author of Booklist’s popular Off the Shelf column and moderator of the cutting-edge blog No Shelf Required, leads off with “E-Factor,” a nifty overview of how e-books are making an impact in libraries. Elsewhere, Baker & Taylor’s Livia Bitner introduces Axis 360, the company’s new digital media platform for libraries; Alice Crosetto delivers tips on weeding e-books (now that we have them in our collections, it’s time to think about how to get rid of them!); and Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist’s new editor for reference and collection management, does double duty, surveying the wealth of free e-books available to libraries and interviewing two Chicago-area librarians who are heavily involved in the business of incorporating e-books into library collections. Rebecca’s interview is the first of what will be an ongoing series in Corner Shelf called Notes from the Field, in which we will take the pulse of practicing collection development and readers’-advisory librarians.

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