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ERIC Number: EJ1096928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-126X
Are We There Yet?: A Longitudinal Look at E-Books through Students' Eyes
Hobbs, Kendall; Klare, Diane
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v28 n1 p9-24 2016
Starting in summer 2011, two librarians at Wesleyan University annually interviewed and directed usability studies with undergraduate students to determine how students interact with academic e-books. In 2014, the librarians used a campuswide quantitative survey to supplement these longitudinal qualitative findings. While students are increasingly using e-books as resources, their facility with them has not increased at the same rate. Students continue to encounter issues with interface designs as well as the ability to easily control and manipulate their own copies. These quantitative and qualitative findings have proven important in local collection development practices as well as library instruction initiatives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
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