No Shelf Required’s two new publications

No Shelf Required has been busy this past year exploring the many topics of eBooks and libraries.  Very soon, two new publications will be available from ALA Publishing which share the No Shelf Required name.  These new publications contain completely new content, expanding upon No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries, ALA Editions, 2011. Details are below.  For a complete list of NSR publications, please visit our publications page.

The first publication will be the No Shelf Required Guide to E-Book Purchasing.  This guide will appear in the November/December (v. 47 n. 8)  issue of Library Technology Reports (direct URL coming soon).  Chapters and contributors in this double issue include:

  1. Purchasing E-books in Libraries – Sue Polanka
  2. Consortial Purchasing of E-books:  The Orbis-Cascade Alliance — Susan Hinken and Emily J. McElroy
  3. Academic Library Dilemmas in Purchasing Content for E-readers:  Debit Cards, Sales Tax, and Workflow Issues – Eleanor I. Cook
  4. Open access e-books — E. S. Hellman
  5. The E-Textbook Revolution — William Chesser
  6. Digital Textbooks: A state level perspective on affordability and improved learning outcomes – Stephen R. Acker
  7. Water on a Hot Skillet: Textbooks, Open Educational Resources, and the Role of the Library – Greg Raschke and Shelby Shanks

Second is No Shelf Required 2:  The Use and Management of E-books in Libraries, ALA Editions, 2012, Sue Polanka, Editor.  Chapters and contributors in this publication include:

  1. Going digital but not bookless: Physical, digital library spaces, Amelia Brunskill
  2. E-books — Do They Help Bridge the Digital Divide or Create a Larger Chasm? – Sarah Twill
  3. Accessibility issues in e-books and e-book readers — Ken Petri
  4. Making Sense of Change:  E-books, access, and the academic library — Lisa Carlucci-Thomas
  5. E-book Preservation:  Business and Content Challenges– Amy Kirchhoff
  6. Weeding E-books — Alice Crosetto
  7. What Is RDA, and Why Should E-Book Managers Care? – Steve Kelley
  8. Enhanced ebooks and the impact on libraries — Sylvia Miller
  9. E-Book Sea Change in Public Libraries: Lending, Devices, Training, and Budgets” — Michael Porter, Matt Weaver and Bobbi Newman with a special sidebar by Michael Porter, “Harper Collins, OverDrive, and ALA:  Three Views on  Limits to E-Book Access”
  10. Libraries as Zones for Content Creation, Indie Publishing, and Print-on-Demand  – Thomas A. Peters
  11. Getting control, staying relevant:  how libraries can push the ebook envelope to their advantage — Joseph Sanchez
  12. The iPad Loaner Program at Oberlin College Library – Jessica Grim & Allison Gallaher
  13. Leading and Learning: Technology and E-book Adoption in School Libraries – Carolyn Foote
  14. E-reader Adoption in the School Library Media Center:  A Journey of Collaboration and Discovery – Jennifer LaGarde and Christine James
  15. Give them Something to Talk About:  The Kindle Pilot Program at The Unquiet Library – Buffy Hamilton
  16. Using e-books with reluctant readers — Kathleen Parker