E-books in academic libraries

Linda Bennett, Monica Landoni

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Abstract

This paper provides an analysis of the current state of the art in e-books, and attempts both to set the scene and provide reasons for their low uptake. Publishers, e-book providers and aggregators, academics and intermediaries (i.e., librarians and information specialists) should concentrate on raising awareness of what is available and what are the advantages related to e-books for specific categories of users. At the same time e-book suppliers should make e-books easier to find and purchase.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-16
Number of pages8
JournalElectronic Library
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2005

Keywords

  • ebooks
  • electronic books
  • information and communications technology
  • libraries
  • academic libraries

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