Where is e-book development going?
McMaster is part of OCUL (Ontario Council of University Libraries), a consortium which has licensed e-book software from ebrary. Over the next several years, OCUL will be developing an integrated e-book "platform" on Scholars Portal which will provide, among other things:
- a single interface ("look and feel") for e-books from multiple publishers (including purchased and subscription e-books)
- print-on-demand e-books
e-book standards and technologies are still evolving. Stay tuned!