Twenty issues in e-book creation

A. Dawson, Jake Wallis

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Abstract

Discussion of e-books in libraries and universities covers a range of issues such as selection, purchasing, licensing, management and user support. One topic that rarely arises is that of e-book creation. Most librarians see themselves as consumers rather than creators of e-books. Yet libraries have a collective treasure trove of books and other materials that may be suitable for digitization. This article summarises numerous issues that arise when creating e-books and publishing them in open-access XHTML format on the web, and describes policies that can help resolve these issues.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-26
Number of pages8
JournalAgainst the Grain
Volume17
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005

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Keywords

  • ebooks
  • GDL
  • Glasgow Digital Library
  • digitisation

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Dawson, A., & Wallis, J. (2005). Twenty issues in e-book creation. Against the Grain, 17(1), 18-26.