Take another look at the Amigos eShelf℠ Service -- we’ve made changes! The original program was written as a pilot, using in-house expertise. Once strong member interest was determined, sections of the programming were revised with a view towards toward future development.
Amigos eShelf℠ Service
Licensing for e-books is complex. As librarians, we must understand the similarities and differences among concurrent, unlimited, non-concurrent, subscription, limited loan, limited term, pay-per-use, and perpetual licenses. Adding to these intricacies, definitions change from vendor to vendor.
We recently received our initial load of science and technology e-books from Elsevier. Although a final count is yet to come, we have approximately 30,000 e-book files representing about as many titles.