Virtually There? E-books in UK academic libraries

Armstrong, Chris and Edwards, Louise and Lonsdale, Ray Virtually There? E-books in UK academic libraries. Program : electronic library and information systems, 2002, vol. 36, n. 4, pp. 216-227. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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This article presents the results from a recent survey into the provision of electronic books within academic libraries in the UK. Where relevant the results are supplemented by data from two other surveys concerned with e-book provision and electronic information services undertaken by the authors. Incidence of provision of e-books from individual publishers and through aggregators is reported. Reasons for non-provision and attitudes towards the medium are discussed, and issues concerned with bibliographical access are explored. The article concludes with a discussion of the role and influence of the E-book Working Group set up by the UK body responsible for networking and electronic resources in higher and further education: the Joint Information Services Committee (JISC).

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: e-books, Bibliographical access, JISC, Publishers, Higher Education, academic libraries
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues. > EB. Printing, electronic publishing, broadcasting.
D. Libraries as physical collections.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HO. e-books.
Depositing user: Chris Armstrong
Date deposited: 04 Apr 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:02


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