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dc.contributor.author Armstrong, Chris
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-22T12:41:05Z
dc.date.available 2008-09-22T12:41:05Z
dc.date.issued 2008-09
dc.identifier.citation Armstrong , C 2008 , ' Books in a virtual world: The evolution of the e-book and its lexicon ' Journal of Librarianship and Information Science , vol 40 , no. 3 , pp. 193-206 . , 10.1177/0961000608092554 en
dc.identifier.issn 1741-6477
dc.identifier.other PURE: 77450
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/647
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/647
dc.identifier.uri http://online.sagepub.com/ en
dc.description Armstrong, C.J. (2008) Books in a virtual world: The evolution of the e-book and its lexicon. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 40(3), 193-206. en
dc.description.abstract Over recent years there has been considerable confusion over the use of the term ‘e-book’, and this article examines the variety of definitions used to date while proposing a definitive construct. Beginning by examining the definitions of ‘book’, the paper moves on to consider the essential element of a book – the content, and to examine publishing and structural aspects of e-books, as well as their place in libraries, before arriving at a final definition. The definition and its derivation embrace all of the issues that affect the way in which e-books are understood and used today. In conclusion, the article looks at both the genesis of e-books, and the stage of acceptance and adoption that they have reached, with brief reference to 3rd-generation e-book readers available at the time of writing. en
dc.format.extent 14 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Librarianship and Information Science en
dc.subject e-book definitions en
dc.subject e-book readers en
dc.subject e-books en
dc.subject e-resources en
dc.subject libraries en
dc.subject library collections en
dc.title Books in a virtual world: The evolution of the e-book and its lexicon en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0961000608092554
dc.contributor.institution Aberystwyth University en
dc.contributor.institution Publishing and e-Publishing en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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