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McKnight, Cliff; Dearnley, James; Morris, Anne – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2008
This paper considers the results of an online questionnaire survey that collected user data on e-book collections held at Essex County Libraries over a two-year period between April 2004 and June 2006. The research was funded by the Laser Foundation, 1 and specifically considered e-book collections held on Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) devices,…
Descriptors: Publicity, Questionnaires, Public Libraries, Internet
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Polding, Robert; Baptista Nunes, Jose Miguel; Kingston, Bernard – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2008
The project described in this article explores the transition from a paper-based book, which deals with higher education (HE) ranking tables, namely "The Times Good University Guide" (GUG), to a fully customizable e-book. This article sets the background of the project, identifies design research as the general methodological approach,…
Descriptors: Internet, Electronic Publishing, Desktop Publishing, Research Projects
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Marshall, Lyndsay A.; Williams, Dorothy – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2006
An aspect of the information literacy of health information consumers is explored, in particular whether and how they evaluate the quality of health information on the Internet and in printed formats. A total of 32 members of patient support groups in North-East Scotland were recruited to take part in information review groups (a variation of…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Focus Groups, Health Personnel, Foreign Countries
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Wakeham, Maurice; Garfield, Diana – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2005
Nationally, there has been debate on the role of research within higher education and increased interest in the teaching/research nexus. A team of Academic Liaison Librarians at Anglia Polytechnic University was awarded funding to investigate the extent to which learning resources overlap with research resources, whether researcher/teachers…
Descriptors: Research Libraries, Academic Libraries, Information Sources, Researchers
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Bird, Angela; Tedd, Lucy A. – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2004
The role of the public library in encouraging reading and using ICT in the reading development process has been included in a number of Government reports during the 1990s and 2000s in the UK. Following the successful implementation of the People's Network many public libraries are developing ways of using ICT in reader development. In Wales, as…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Welsh
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Dearnley, James; McKnight, Cliff; Morris, Anne – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 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…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Library Services, Handheld Devices, Foreign Countries