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Like an open book? Accessibility of e-book content for academic study in a diverse student population

Muir, Laura J; Veale, Thomas; Nichol, Anne

Authors

Laura J Muir

Thomas Veale

Anne Nichol



Abstract

This paper reviews previous research on e-books and the information seeking behaviour of scholars. It presents the initial findings from an in-depth study of the behaviour and experiences of seven students (including students with dyslexia and visual impairment) using e-books for their academic coursework assignments and highlights the information accessibility issues they encountered. It discusses the need to develop a new model of e-book content delivery and proposes a framework for the evaluation of academic e-books from a commercial or "business" perspective

Citation

Muir, L. J., Veale, T., & Nichol, A. (2009). Like an open book? Accessibility of e-book content for academic study in a diverse student population. Library and information research, 33, 90-109

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 4, 2009
Publication Date 2009
Deposit Date Dec 1, 2015
Publicly Available Date Dec 1, 2015
Print ISSN 1756-1086
Electronic ISSN 1756-1086
Publisher CILIP, Library and Information Research Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 33
Pages 90-109
Keywords e-Books; accessibilty; useability; researhc and development
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/9353
Publisher URL http://www.lirgjournal.org.uk/lir/ojs/index.php/lir/article/view/157/277

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