Procuring e-books for the virtual learning environment.

Ball, D., 2006. Procuring e-books for the virtual learning environment. In: INFORUM 2006: 12th Conference on Professional Information Resources, 23-25 May 2006, Prague.

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Abstract

This paper discusses the explosion in the use of electronic resources by students and the development of e-books. The existing high usage will be intensified as virtual learning environments become the primary means of interaction between students and universities. A brief outline of university library procurement in the UK is given, followed by an analysis of a recent ground-breaking tender for e-books for higher education libraries in the UK. The continuing development of a bespoke subject collection of e-books for nursing students is explored in some detail.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Virtual learning environments E-books Procurement
Subjects:Generalities > Library and Information Science
Group:Academic Services
ID Code:227
Deposited By:Mr David Ball LEFT
Deposited On:15 May 2006
Last Modified:14 Jan 2013 15:24

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