Chinese E-book Supply Platform:A New Way to Promote Discovery and Access of Libraries’ E-books under the Trend of Integration of Paper and Electricity Books

With the great demand for Chinese new e-books from the public, many library-oriented vendors have launched their own e-book supply platforms. Taking Imagination Star, Yuntian Wisdom, Huiya Book World and Shuxiang Campus as representative, the paper studies whether the e-book resources on various platforms could be effectively discovered and acquired by library users from three aspects of e-book metadata sources, the integration degree with library portal systems, full-text retrieval and display function in the platforms. Meanwhile, the paper suggests that the e-book supply platforms should further perfect its system functions from data security and procedure security, and improve the quality of bibliographic data.