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Ebook Licenses

Short Explanation: Publishers set the rules for ebook access.

  • We can investigate access for specific ebook titles. 

 

Long Explanation: Publishers provide access to ebooks through different types of licenses.

  • People purchase individual licenses: one person accesses one ebook.
  • Libraries purchase institutional access to ebooks: a defined number of people access a single ebook.
    • Institutional licenses are more expensive because they serve more users.
  • Publishers deny institutional access for certain ebooks, often etextbooks.
    • eTextbooks are often available for individual purchase, but not for institutional purchase.
  • We can investigate access for specific ebook titles. 

 

Questions about ebook access? reference@emerson.edu

 

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