E-book vendors continue to experiment: adjustments to business models, consolidation of content, and mergers with competitors mean constant change. Whatas good for innovation can equal confusion when it comes to choosing an e-book platform for your library. Making a sound purchasing decision requires research and close consideration of trade-offs, and Roncevicas new issue of Library Technology Reports will get you started. Based on surveys of e-book vendors with an established presence in academic, public, and/or Ka12 library markets, this report includes Background and business model descriptions for 51 leading e-book vendors Four tables comparing content, technical specifications, functionality, and business models An at-a-glance overview of platforms, including vendor website URLs Bulleted checklists of factors to consider, and questions to ask vendors An examination of the blurring channels of publisher, aggregator, and distributor platforms, with advice to help you avoid content overlapWebsite: http://scholastic.com/storia Parent company: Scholastic, Inc. Library markets: Pre Kagrade 8 Platform type: publisher ... for example, the number of e- books opened and words looked up and average Guided Reading or Lexile levels.
|Title||:||E-book Platforms for Libraries|
|Publisher||:||American Library Association - 2013|