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ERIC Number: EJ845520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0961-0006
Electronic Book Usage in Public Libraries: A Study of User and Staff Reactions to a PDA-Based Collection
Dearnley, James; McKnight, Cliff; Morris, Anne
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, v36 n4 p175-182 2004
This article reports on one aspect of a Laser Foundation-funded research project that tested different models of e-book delivery and offered guidelines for developing e-book collections in UK public libraries. An e-book collection was offered to library users (primarily, users relying on a mobile library service) on Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) devices at Essex County Libraries. The article considers reaction from both library users and staff. A number of positive and negative reactions to e-books were noted, and the indicative results point to the conclusion that dedicated PDA collections still offer questionable benefits for use in public libraries. (Contains 14 notes, 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom