Show simple item record Chris en_US 2008-09-22T12:41:05Z 2008-09-22T12:41:05Z 2008-09 en_US
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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_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 77450 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/647 en_US
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_US
dc.format.extent 14 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Librarianship and Information Science en_US
dc.subject e-book definitions en_US
dc.subject e-book readers en_US
dc.subject e-books en_US
dc.subject e-resources en_US
dc.subject libraries en_US
dc.subject library collections en_US
dc.title Books in a virtual world: The evolution of the e-book and its lexicon en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Publishing and e-Publishing en_US

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