e-books in UK education and research

e-books in UK education and research – the gateway to the major ebooks-related research activities undertaken by JISC Collections. These are:

  • OAPEN-UK – Gathering evidence to help stakeholders make informed decisions on the future of open access scholarly monograph publishing in the humanities and social sciences.
  • E-books for FE – Making over 3,000 e-textbooks available to UK FE colleges and supporting the embedding of e-books by providing tools, monitoring usage and negotiating discounts for new e-books.
  • JISC national e-books observatory project – Market research on e-book use within UK universities and the business and technical challenges facing librarians and publishers.
  • E-textbook business models for HE – Reporting on the e-textbook landscape in the UK and the findings from pilots that tested four potential business models involving the library.