E-books in academic libraries: an international overview


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dc.contributor.author Tedd, Lucy A.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-13T13:14:34Z
dc.date.available 2006-06-13T13:14:34Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Tedd , L A 2005 , ' E-books in academic libraries: an international overview ' New Review of Academic Librarianship , vol 11 , no. 1 , pp. 57-79 . , 10.1080/13614530500417701 en
dc.identifier.issn 1740-7834
dc.identifier.other PURE: 68727
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/174
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/174
dc.description Tedd, L. A. (2005). E-books in academic libraries: an international overview. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 11(1), 57-79. en
dc.description.abstract This paper provides a broad and general international overview of ebooks in academic libraries. The inconsistent terminology relating to ebooks is noted in the first section and a brief history of ebooks and some current definitions are given. The stakeholders within the ebook industry are described with details of some of the services offered. For users and staff in library and information services ebooks can provide a variety of advantages as well as challenges and these are outlined for those in academic libraries. Findings from various studies on ebooks are given and some of the issues involved in managing ebooks in academic libraries are described. Finally an overview is presented of the eBooks Working Group in the UK. The paper is illustrated with a number of screenshots related to ebooks in academic libraries in various parts of the world. en
dc.format.extent 23 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof New Review of Academic Librarianship en
dc.title E-books in academic libraries: an international overview en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13614530500417701
dc.contributor.institution Department of Information Studies en
dc.contributor.institution Publishing and e-Publishing en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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