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Paper: Things Change, People Change, Libraries Go on: E-books or Not E-books?
Volume: 492, LISA VII: Open Science: At the Frontiers of Librarianship
Page: 306
Authors: Martines, F.
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to describe how e-books work and how they can be managed in a scientific or research library; specifically, to discuss the viability of e-lending. The results were a little bit surprising and even slightly confusing. Unquestionably, e-books have enormous potential, but much of this potential is untapped. Although there is widespread awareness of the advantages of e-books among users and librarians, problems and challenges are not as well known. After a discussion of the potential advantages, I will concentrate on some of the real drawbacks of e-books.
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