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ERIC Number: EJ870581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1941-126X
Off the Shelf: Trends in the Purchase and Use of Electronic Reference Books
Korah, Abe; Cassidy, Erin; Elmore, Eric; Jerabek, Ann
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v21 n3-4 p263-278 2009
What is the future direction of reference books? What types of policies are libraries implementing regarding the purchase of electronic reference books? Are libraries still buying hard copy reference items when an electronic equivalent is available? This paper discusses a national survey of libraries regarding the purchase and use of electronic reference books by information professionals and patrons. (Contains 10 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A