Muir, LJ, Veale, T and Nichol, A (2009) Like an open book? Accessibility of e-book content for academic study in a diverse student population. Library and Information Research, 33 (105). 90 - 109 (20). ISSN 1756-1086Full text available as:
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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.
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|Institution:||The University of Leeds|
|Academic Units:||The University of Leeds > Faculty of Medicine and Health (Leeds) > Institute of Health Sciences (Leeds) > Academic Unit of Health Economics (Leeds)|
|Depositing User:||Symplectic Publications|
|Date Deposited:||19 Nov 2012 10:07|
|Last Modified:||15 Sep 2014 03:36|
|Publisher:||CILIP Library and Information Research Group|