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

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 1756-1086

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2012, CILIP Library and Information Research Group. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
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: 08 Feb 2013 17:41
Published Version: http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/li...
Status: Published
Publisher: CILIP Library and Information Research Group
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/74739

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