Kindles and Kindle E-Books in an Academic Library: Cataloging and Workflow Challenges Public Deposited

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  • Academic and public libraries have begun to purchase e-book readers and make them available for check-out to their users. The nature of the e-books on these devices necessitates new approaches to workflow for acquisitions and cataloging departments. In addition, the application of cataloging rules and conventions presents a number of difficulties for catalogers. At the Oregon State University Libraries, a pilot project to purchase Kindles, load them with e-books, and make them available for circulation offered an opportunity to explore and understand the various challenges that these electronic resources present for traditional technical services units. The experience resulted in several innovations. A novel workflow largely bypassed the acquisitions unit, shifting purchasing procedures to the circulation unit. Use of the Provider-Neutral E-Monograph MARC Record Guide made most cataloging straightforward, although the lack of adherence to print conventions for some titles made cataloging a time-consuming endeavor. LibraryThing provided an additional avenue of discovery of the Kindle titles for library users.
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  • Sapon-White, R. (2012). Kindles and kindle E-books in an academic library cataloging and workflow challenges. LIBRARY RESOURCES & TECHNICAL SERVICES, 56(1), 45-52.
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  • description.provenance : Approved for entry into archive by Deanne Bruner(deanne.bruner@oregonstate.edu) on 2013-01-03T00:59:55Z (GMT) No. of bitstreams: 1 Sapon-WhiteRichardLibraryKindlesKindleE-Books.pdf: 221158 bytes, checksum: 8a9ff5f3f1ffffbab1d19055ba17be14 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Submitted by Deanne Bruner (deanne.bruner@oregonstate.edu) on 2013-01-02T22:57:35Z No. of bitstreams: 1 Sapon-WhiteRichardLibraryKindlesKindleE-Books.pdf: 221158 bytes, checksum: 8a9ff5f3f1ffffbab1d19055ba17be14 (MD5)
  • description.provenance : Made available in DSpace on 2013-01-03T00:59:55Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 Sapon-WhiteRichardLibraryKindlesKindleE-Books.pdf: 221158 bytes, checksum: 8a9ff5f3f1ffffbab1d19055ba17be14 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2012-01

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