Advice: first read two companion pieces from the perspective of Douglas County Libraries, one by Jamie LaRue and the other by Monique Sendze. This is good start-up information.
- The Last One Standing - Jan/Feb 2012 article (LaRue) published in Public Libraries Online
- The E-Book Experiment - Jan/Feb 2012 article (Sendze) published in Public Libraries Online
- More recent publications
- All Hat, No Cattle – published in The Digital Shift, June 2012
NEW! [Updated 6/20/12] – Get an inside look at DCL’s eContent Metadata Processing Guidelines. It’s a must-read for technical services staff members! It should be noted that this is a Draft document, and as such, is a work in progress.
How does Douglas County Libraries secure partnerships with publishers? Contacting them, often initiated by phone call or letter. Dear Publisher Partner lays out in a common-sense manner DCL’s approach.
By the numbers: As of [May 16], Douglas County Libraries had secured partnerships with 14 publishers representing 800 imprints.
NEW! [Updated Jan 2, 2013] – Monthly review of ebook pricing from Douglas County Libraries. Latest reports will be filed at the end.
Sept 5, 2012 – Price Comparison Report
September 28, 2012 – Price Comparison Report
October 31, 2012 – Price Comparison Report
December 3, 2012 – Price Comparison Report : Children’s Chapter Books
January 2, 2013 – Price Comparison Report