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Handbook of Research on Digital Devices for Inclusivity and Engagement in Libraries
This refers to as an electronic version of a printed book which can be read on a computer or a specifically designed handheld device. An electronic book, also known as an e-book or eBook, is a book publication made available in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, readable on the flat-panel display of computers or other electronic devices.
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Opportunities and Challenges of E-Book Readers and Mobile Devices in Libraries: Experiences From Nigeria
Victoria Okojie (University of Abuja, Nigeria), Faith Orim (University of Calabar, Nigeria), Oso Oluwatoyin (Ajayi Crowther University, Nigeria), and Adeyinka Tella (University of Ilorin, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9034-7.ch010
There is a common saying that “books are the windows to the world.” Despite the fact that in this digital age the leading role is taken by the internet, books still play their part as openings to the vast knowledge. It is no longer news that changes have been brought to the book world due to the development in modern technology. As we have printed contents, so also are digital version of books or e-books which can be read on any digital devices with e-book reader applications installed. This development enables people to have a library in their pockets. This chapter examines the experience of Nigeria and the utilization of mobile devices, libraries, e-book readers, and mobile devices for reading. This chapter will also discuss the future potential of mobile applications in libraries and opportunities associated with e-book readers and mobile devices. This chapter also identifies the challenges associated with the use of e-book readers and mobile devices and the way forward towards promoting the use of e-book readers and mobile devices for reading in Nigeria.
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Opportunities and Challenges Offered by the “New Normal” in the Book Value Chain
It is a book in electronic format that can be read using a computer or a handheld device.
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Electronic Resource Management and Digitisation: Library System of the University of Calcutta
They are electronic books (i.e., a book publication made available in digital form), that consist of text, images, or both. E-books are readable on computers or other electronic devices, like smartphones, kindles or laptops.
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Evaluating the Perceived Fit Between E-Books and Academic Tasks
The electronic equivalent of a printed book converted into digital format, which can be displayed on a computer through network services and/or read on a personal computer or handheld device known as e-book readers. Often using specialized proprietary software, e-books may include specific features such as embedded hyperlinks, bookmarks, annotation, text searching, cross reference functions and linking complex multimedia objects.
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Information Literacy in the 21st Century
E-books are books available in electronic format, most often downloadable from the Internet. E-books should be distinguished from shorter online articles. The process of accessing and effectively reading significant parts of a book onscreen needs careful investigation in order to see if the electronic format can support the development of information literacy skills.
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Use of E-Resources by UG and PG Students in SDVS Sangh's Shri LK Khot College of Commerce, Sankeshwar
E-book, in a full electronic book, the digital file containing a body of text and images suitable for distributing electronically and displaying on-screen like a printed book.
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Use of E-Resources by Social Scientists in Tamil Nadu, India
A good number of libraries and information centers provide links to collections of full-text books like books 24X7. Early English books online, NetLibrary. Libraries provide access to full-text electronic books with a focus on information technologies.
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