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E‐books: little use so far

James R. Lund (Red Wing Public Library, Red Wing, Minnesota, USA)

The Bottom Line

ISSN: 0888-045X

Article publication date: 23 August 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to encourage caution when considering plans to migrate from physical materials to e‐materials.

Design/methodology/approach

The author's argument to encourage caution when considering plans to migrate from physical materials to e‐materials is based on published statistics and personal observation.

Findings

When considering current usage of e‐books in comparison to physical materials, the usage of e‐books is statistically insignificant.

Originality/value

Offers statistical evidence that e‐books will not supplant, now or in the foreseen future, the demand for physical materials.

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Citation

Lund, J.R. (2011), "E‐books: little use so far", The Bottom Line, Vol. 24 No. 2, pp. 122-124. https://doi.org/10.1108/08880451111169179

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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