Electronic Resources Academic Library Link (ERALL)

Through the UGC funding for the Electronic Resources Academic Library Link (ERALL), the JULAC libraries have purchased over 16,000 English language e-books with perpetual access for multiple simultaneous users. The purchased e-books cover a wide range of subjects to support the UGC funded programmes. As part of the Electronic Resources Academic Library Link (ERALL) project, an international conference “Emerging Paradigms for Academic Library E-Book Acquisition and Use: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities”, was held in June 2008 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The conference aimed to promote the exchange of experiences and best practices in strategic collection development, acquisitions, promotion and use of e-books. Conference presentations can be found at http://dspace.cityu.edu.hk/handle/2031/4