EBook readers in Australian public libraries - are they REAL-e worth it

Hutley, Sue & Horwood, Wendy (2002) EBook readers in Australian public libraries - are they REAL-e worth it. In VALA 2002, 6-8 February 2002, Melbourne, Australia.

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Hand-held ebook readers present many challenges for Australian libraries that want to integrate this emerging technology into their library’s service. In 2001, both Toowoomba City Library and the Brisbane City Council Library Service embarked on such projects. This paper reports on the differing experience of these two public library services, outlining difficulties encountered, customer reactions to the technology, and the central issues that acquiring and circulating these readers pose for public libraries in Australia.

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ID Code: 87365
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 [please consult author]
Deposited On: 24 Sep 2015 06:26
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2015 06:27

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