From Eric Hellman’s Go To Hellman blog. Please offer your comments to Eric at the Go To Hellman blog.
Here’s the third section of my draft of a book chapter for a book edited by No Shelf Required‘s Sue Polanka. I previously posted the introduction; and What does Open Access mean for eBooks subsequent posts will cover Open Access E-Books in Libraries. Note that while the blog always uses “ebook” as one word, the book will use the hyphenated form, “e-book”. The comments on the second section prompted me to make significant revisions, which I have posted.
Business Models for Creation of Open Access E-Books
Any model for e-book publishing must have a business model for recouping the expenses of production: reviewing, editing, formatting, design, etc. In this section, we’ll review methods that can be used to support Open Access e-book publishing. Continue reading Open Access eBooks, Part 3
I was given permission from EBL to post this case study on the financial importance of short-term loaning of ebooks. The study references Grand Valley State University in Michigan. It’s posted in it’s entirety below.
The Financial Importance of Short-term Loans: An Example from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Michigan
Prepared by David Swords, EBL
Note: The data for this case study come from Ron Berry of NYU in Abu Dhabi (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Doug Way of GVSU in Michigan (email@example.com). The information is used with their permission. Continue reading Financial Importance of Short-term loaning eBooks, a Case Study
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