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ERIC Number: EJ979978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1941-126X
E-Readers on Trial: Qualitative Results from an Academic Library Pilot Project
Kemp, Jan; Lutz, Ellen; Nurnberger, Amy L.
Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, v24 n3 p189-203 2012
In 2010, the University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries opened a bookless satellite library, the Applied Engineering and Technology (AET) Library. AET librarians wanted to offer a new service: lending e-readers loaded with academic content and other e-books of interest to engineering and science students. Librarians chose three e-readers for the pilot project: Kindle, Sony Reader, and Nook. The study's purpose was to determine whether the devices provided an effective option for access to these materials. Preliminary results from a small pilot project indicated considerable student interest in the devices while raising questions about the availability and accessibility of academic content formatted for e-readers. (Contains 2 figures.)
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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: Texas