Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences
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Embracing Ebooks : Acquisition and Collection Development Landscape in Philippine Academic Libraries
Janice D.C. Peñaflor
||In the recent years, libraries are evidently expanding their embrace in adoption of ebooks.
This may be attributed to the real and perceived advantages demonstrated by ebooks in terms
of accessibility, functionality and cost effectiveness. Increasingly, ebooks form a growing part
of the collections in academic libraries as a viable format to support the information needs of
their patrons. Some libraries have adopted ebooks on a large scale while others are still
tentative in their acquisitions.
This study aims to examine the current status of collection build-up of ebooks in different
academic libraries in Metro Manila. Specifically, it will look at the extent by which they
collect and acquire ebooks as well as the issues being faced by the libraries in their efforts to
build their ebook collection. This paper employs a survey method to determine the collection
size, selection models, methods of acquisition, budget allocation, collection development
policy and other related items. The results of the study will provide an overview of the extent
of ebook adoption among the academic libraries in the Philippines. It will also serve as a
basis for proposing possible solutions to common issues that confronts the libraries of today
concerning integrating ebooks in the collection. Lastly, the findings may also serve as a
benchmark for best practices for other libraries.
||Collection development (Libraries);Acquisitions (Libraries);Electronic books;Academic libraries;Philippines;
|Peñaflor, J. D., & Justina, G. (2017). Embracing Ebooks : Acquisition and Collection Development Landscape in Philippine Academic Libraries. Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences, 54(2), 221-232. doi:DOI:10.6120/JoEMLS.2017.542/0055.BC.AE
|Janice D.C. Peñaflor and Justina Garcia, "Embracing Ebooks : Acquisition and Collection Development Landscape in Philippine Academic Libraries," Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences 54, no. 2 (July 2017): 221-232. doi:DOI:10.6120/JoEMLS.2017.542/0055.BC.AE|