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ERIC Number: EJ1061464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
The Perceived Impact of E-Books on Student Reading Practices: A Local Study
Gilbert, Julie; Fister, Barbara
College & Research Libraries, v76 n4 p469-489 May 2015
This study investigates the perceived impact of future e-book collections on student research and recreational reading habits at our institution through three questions: how students currently use library print collections, how students use e-books, and how these factors impact student perception of the effects of future library e-books on their research and recreational reading behavior. Students express a fairly high interest in e-books, although not without raising significant concerns. While students appreciate the ease of access provided by ebooks, many imagine that research would be more difficult using e-books. Results will help the library better evaluate e-book options and navigate possible issues related to implementation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A