eBooks for Libraries and Patrons: Two Years of Experience

Richard L. Rosy
2002 Liber Quarterly: The Journal of European Research Libraries  
A little over two years ago, netLibrary defined its primary mission to encompass a singular focus on developing and offering library-centric solutions for organizing, hosting, and serving digital learning content in ways that integrated with the mission and methods of libraries. Today, netLibrary provides thousands of academic, public, government, corporate, special and school libraries with access to digital versions of monograph content they deem of particular value to their patrons. Print
more » ... r patrons. Print monographs have long been valued for the quality, originality, and diversity of content they offer. In print form, they have proven easy and enjoyable to use, and have long been regarded as one of the cornerstones of library services. With the emergence of the digital age, technology has facilitated the ability to increase the value of monographs by ensuring the delivery of desired information to patrons faster and more efficiently. Technology brought the ability to access and search across literally thousands of publications in seconds. Searching tools facilitate access to specific points of learning more directly than ever thought possible. And, for perhaps the first time, remote patrons can realize the benefits of monographs available through their library from anywhere around the globe.
doi:10.18352/lq.7686 fatcat:lgnbitsikjaunc56jozajwi63i