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E-Books in academic libraries

Bennett, L. and Landoni, M. (2005) E-Books in academic libraries. Electronic Library, 23 (1). pp. 9-16. ISSN 0264-0473

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This paper provides an analysis of the current state of the art in e-books, and attempts both to set the scene and provide reasons for their low uptake. Publishers, e-book providers and aggregators, academics and intermediaries (i.e., librarians and information specialists) should concentrate on raising awareness of what is available and what are the advantages related to e-books for specific categories of users. At the same time e-book suppliers should make e-books easier to find and purchase.