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Public library use of free e-resources
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science
  • Heather Hill, Western University
  • Jenny Bossaller, University of Missouri
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This article describes a multi-method research project examining the use of various freely available online collections and projects, such as Project Gutenberg, the Internet Archive, and Creative Commons-licensed ebooks, by public libraries. This research begins with the questions: what are libraries doing with freely available materials? Are there barriers to incorporating them into the collection? What role are librarians playing in expanding access and awareness of these resources?


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Hill, H. & Bossaller, J. (2013) Public Library Use of Free E-Resources. Journal of Librarianship & Information Science 45(2) 103-112.