Ebook readers in Australian public libraries: Are they REAL-e worth it?

Sue Hutley, Wendy Horwood

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Abstract

Hand-held ebook readers present many challenges for Australian libraries that want to integrate this emerging technology into their library’s service. In 2001, both Toowoomba City Library and the Brisbane City Council Library Service embarked on such projects. This paper reports on the differing experience of these two public library services, outlining difficulties encountered, customer reactions to the technology, and the central issues that acquiring and circulating these readers pose for public libraries in Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event11th VALA Biennial Conference and Exhibition: e-volving Information Futures - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 6 Feb 20028 Feb 2002
Conference number: 11th
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Conference11th VALA Biennial Conference and Exhibition
Abbreviated titleVALA2002
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period6/02/028/02/02
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Hutley, S., & Horwood, W. (2002). Ebook readers in Australian public libraries: Are they REAL-e worth it? . Paper presented at 11th VALA Biennial Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia.
Hutley, Sue ; Horwood, Wendy. / Ebook readers in Australian public libraries : Are they REAL-e worth it? . Paper presented at 11th VALA Biennial Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia.
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