E-book acceptance: What will make users read on screen?

Mercieca, P 2004, 'E-book acceptance: What will make users read on screen?', in T. Denison (ed.) VALA 2004 Breaking Boundaries: Integration and Interoperability, Melbourne, Australia, 3-5 February 2004, pp. 1-11.


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Title E-book acceptance: What will make users read on screen?
Author(s) Mercieca, P
Year 2004
Conference name VALA 2004
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 3-5 February 2004
Proceedings title VALA 2004 Breaking Boundaries: Integration and Interoperability
Editor(s) T. Denison
Publisher Victorian Association for Library Automation
Place of publication Victoria, Australia
Start page 1
End page 11
Abstract While the publishing industry is developing new business and delivery models for electronic titles, libraries are experimenting with the integration of these titles into their collections and services. A major issues, however, is the reluctance to read large textual titles on current screen technology. This paper reports on research that is identifying issues associated with the acceptance of electronic textbook materials. Comparison is made between different digital formats to determine if these alter acceptance of reading textbook material on screen. These preliminary findings suggest a reluctance to move to digital textbooks unless the digital files provide incentives through better or easier access to the content itself.
Subjects Human Information Behaviour
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ISBN 090847816X
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