E-books in Libraries
Libraries have been e-book innovators since the late 1990s, using services such as NetLibrary, ebrary and Overdrive to make e-books available to patrons on library Web sites. Because libraries have such limited shelf space for physical books, e-books are a good option for keeping collections vast and authoritative while not having to invest in acquiring more rooms or buildings.
Laura Dawson is CEO of Numerical Gurus, LLC, consulting company providing services to the information, librarym and book industries. Dawson has consulted to numerous organizations in these verticals, primarily focusing on solving problems related to metadata, identifiers, Linked Data, semantic web applications, and structured content.