She found that libraries have embraced e-serials and e-reference books.
She asked "why haven’t they embraced e-books?"
- Could not afford to buy duplicate works in different formats
- Were afraid that patrons would only want e-version and books would be eliminated
- Readers still wanted to read from paper.
Some e-book collections include
- Otzar ha-hochma (subscription-based)
- Netlibrary (Suject collections)
- JNUL - digitized books (over 500 books)
- Google book
- Live.com (Microsoft project)
- Jewish Theological Seminary - digital projects
- Online books - Univ. of Penn. list
- Project Ben Yehuda
- Yizkor books at New York Public Library
- Put list of links on our homepages
- Add links to individual records in the OPACS
- Have some kind of federated search that searches different collectionns
- Provide A-Z list of available e-books
One example was the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
I somehow missed the handout, I'll try to find more links that she mentioned.