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An electronic book (also e-book, ebook, digital book) is a text and image-based publication in digital form produced on, published by, and readable on computers or other digital devices. Sometimes the equivalent of a conventional printed book, e-books can also be born digital. The Oxford Dictionary of English defines the e-book as "an electronic version of a printed book," but e-books can and do exist without any printed equivalent. E-books are usually read on dedicated hardware devices known as e-Readers or e-book devices. Personal computers and some cell phones can also be used to read e-books. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: E-book)

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Metadata related to 'ebook' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'ebook': 104 (6.0% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'ebook' across all Ariadne articles: 875
  • Average number of references to 'ebook' per Ariadne article: 8.41
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'ebook': 1997-07
  • Trending factor of 'ebook': 2 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'ebook':

  1. penny garrod (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. sarah ormes (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. emma tonkin (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. lynn silipigni connaway (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. shirley hyatt (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Utilizing E-books to Enhance Digital Library Offerings

Shirley Hyatt and Lynn Silipigni Connaway, describe the rationale and background of OCLC's acquisition of netLibrary, the information environment that is being pursued, and the resulting benefits that libraries may experience.

October 2002, issue33, feature article

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