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E-Book Technology in Libraries

E-Book Technology in Libraries
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Author(s): Linda C. Wilkins (University of South Australia, Australia) and Elsie S.K. Chan (Australian Catholic University, Australia)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 6
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-026-4.ch192


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The shift towards electronically mediated texts entails major structural issues for libraries and the publishers and aggregators who supply them. Stakeholders within the digital supply chain are struggling to reconceptualize the book as an artefact (Esposito, 2003). Academic and scholarly libraries are at the forefront of these changes. In this article we review some recent developments in the technology underpinning e-books, introduce some of the key players, and review influences affecting uptake.

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