TITLE

E-books and Academics: An Ongoing Experiment

AUTHOR(S)
Coleman, Gordon
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Feliciter;2004, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p124
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the advantages and disadvantages of electronic books (e books). Reference texts in e-book format are an easy sell. Users typically locate short articles no more than a few screens in length, so reading from a computer monitor is acceptable. Convenience of access is a tremendous plus. Furthermore, the publisher can update content on an ongoing basis. The books are accessible 24 hours a day from the office or home. They are never lost or damaged. Students are more likely to consult a book if they can do it from a computer in their lab rather than by trudging over to the library. But at the same time there are some disadvantages also. E-book collections require cataloguing librarians to deal with new challenges. The students interested in computers are more willing to use e-books.
ACCESSION #
14780445

 

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