INFO SHARING@PTAR - Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin refuse to provide access to their e-books in U.S. libraries?

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Sumber maklumat dalam bentuk elektronik seperti ebook  menjadi fenomena biasa dalam persekitaran perpustakaan di seluruh dunia. Walau perlu mengeluarkan perbelanjaan yang lebih tinggi untuk tujuan tersebut, perpustakaan perlu bergerak seiring dengan perkembangan dalam industri penerbitan dengan menawarkan buku-buku dalam format terkini di pasaran kepada  pengguna. 

Namun, bagaimana pula sekiranya ebook ini tidak memerlukan ruang seperti perpustakaan untuk sampai kepada pembaca?

InfoSharing@PTAR kali ini menampilkan beberapa artikel yang mengupas kenyataan di atas. Teks penuh artikel tersebut boleh dirujuk dengan melayari pautan berikut:-

1) An open letter to America's publishers from ALA President Maureen SullivanCHICAGO — The following open letter was released by American Library Association (ALA) President Maureen Sullivan regarding Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin refusal to provide access to their e-books in U.S. libraries.


2) A Guide to Publishers in the Library Ebook Market- By Michael Kelley
List of ebooks publishers for general and academic resources.
 
3) Has the Database Killed the Library?
In an article written in The Chronicle of Higher Education, commentary editorialist Brian T. Sullivan remarks: “The academic library has died. Despite early diagnosis, audacious denial in the face of its increasingly severe symptoms led to its deterioration and demise.” He goes on to address the contributing factors in detail, naming obsolete book collections, the disappearance of reference services, and replacement of librarians by information-technology departments. “Library buildings were converted into computer labs, study spaces, and headquarters for information-technology departments. Collection development became a mere matter of maintaining database subscriptions.

4) Palm Pilots: Controlling Hand-held Learning Devices
Hand-held devices can be traced back to as early as the 1968, with computer scientist Alan Kay’s Dynabook. Developed for “children of all ages”, it allowed access to digital media through a “portable, note-book sized device.” (Apple History, Featured News, April 2010.)


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