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Title: E-readers: devices for passionate leisure readers or an empowering scholarly resource?
Authors: Lund, Peter.
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: Lund, P. (2011) E-readers: devices for passionate leisure readers or an empowering scholarly resource?. Wellington, New Zealand: LIANZA Conference 2011, 30 Oct-2 Nov 2011.
Abstract: E-books are increasingly common in academic libraries and e-book reading devices such as the Kindle and iPad are achieving huge sales for leisure readers. The authors undertook a small study at Loughborough University Library to explore areas in which a variety of e-book readers might be applied. Areas included: e-books on reading lists, PDFs of journal articles, inter-library loans supplied from the British Library and teaching support for Shakespeare studies. Whilst the e-readers did not offer sufficient advantages to merit integrating them into a service, the study proved useful in developing library expertise in the use of and support for e-readers.
Publisher: University of Canterbury. Library
Research Fields: Field of Research::08 - Information and Computing Sciences::0807 - Library and Information Studies
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10092/5750
Rights URI: http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/ir/rights.shtml
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