The purpose of this paper is to show how e‐book readers are used in an academic library setting.
The approach takes the form of a literature review and e‐mail survey to academic library administrators.
Although the survey sample responding was not large, it was felt that it represented a microcosm of intelligent academic library administrators that might be involved in the eventual decision‐making process to acquire these devices for their libraries.
It would have been better if the sampling were larger. It would also have been beneficial to get a sample involving students and faculty.
This is an interesting technology that has great potential for the future of book publishing and has great academic library possibilities.
This is a possible paradigm shifting event.
This paper shows only the tip of the iceberg. There are much more data shortly yet to come about the novel uses this technology will present to academia.
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