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E-books in the University of California Libraries

  • Author(s): Dooley, Jim
  • Hruska, Martha
  • Tanji, Lorelei
  • et al.

In response to the acquisition of various e-book packages by individual campuses, the University of California Libraries’ Collection Development Committee charged a task force in June 2007 to develop principles to integrate the acquisition of e-books into existing system-wide collection development activities. Based on the work of the task force to date, this article will discuss the current state of e-book implementation on the University of California campuses as well as the draft “Principles for Acquiring and Licensing E-book Packages and Services” developed by the task force.

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