Technical eBooks: A Solution Looking for a Problem
Albertsons Library at Boise State University has been slow to move into the ebook arena for a variety of reasons including the inadequacies of simultaneous user models and the uncertainty of ebook technology. However, the most significant question for BSU has been usefulness of ebooks to their patrons. Are ebooks a passing fad or are they the answer to improved access to information? In January 2006, BSU selected a small group of technical books in an electronic format via the ProQuest Safari Tech Books Online database. This session will discuss the rational behind selecting technical books as an introduction to ebooks, the use of that set of ebooks compared to similar print books, and the plan that we have created for the incorporation of other ebooks into the Albertsons Library collection.
Peggy S. Cooper, Cheri Folkner, Melissa Kozel, Barbara Glackin, and Richard A. Stoddart. "Technical eBooks: A Solution Looking for a Problem" Idaho Library Association Annual Conference. Nampa, Idaho. Oct. 2007.
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