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ERIC Number: EJ896674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0033-0337
E-Books from Ebrary at Staffordshire University: A Case Study
Parkes, David
Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, v41 n3 p253-261 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the use of ebrary's e-books at Staffordshire University. Design/methodology/approach: Details are provided of the history of Staffordshire's involvement with ebrary as a supplier of e-books as well as methods of searching for information in the ebrary collection as well as other e-book collections used by Staffordshire University. Findings: In a split-site university such as Staffordshire, and with many students never visiting campus libraries, the provision of course material and readings in e-format is essential. ebrary provides an "instant library" solution, and the possibility of adding individual texts to this core collection strengthens this provision. The ability for students and researchers to search across the full content of 30,000 e-books in one "go" and then capture that information quickly and easily is also very valuable. Originality/value: The paper provides information based on some years of practical experience in providing access to e-book collections.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)