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Like an open book? Accessibility of e-book content for academic study in a diverse student population.

  This paper reviews previous research on e-books and the information seeking behaviour of scholars. It presents the initial findings from an in-depth study of the behaviour and experiences of seven students (including students with dyslexia and visual impairment) using e-books for their academic coursework assignments and highlights the information accessibility issues they encountered. It discusses the need to develop a new model of e-book content delivery and proposes a framework for the evaluation of academic e-books from a commercial or „business‟ perspective

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 November 2008

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Cilip

  • ISSN:

    1756-1086

Citation

Muir, L. J., Veale, T. & Nichol, A. (2008). Like an open book? Accessibility of e-book content for academic study in a diverse student population. Library and information research. 33, 90-109. ISSN 1756-1086

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Keywords

e-Books; accessibilty; useability; researhc and development

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