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This page provides an overview of 104 articles related to 'ebook', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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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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Developing Adaptable, Efficient Mobile Library Services: Librarians as Enablers

Lizzie Caperon describes how library resources can be targeted towards effective mobile services as mobile devices become increasingly prevalent in Higher Education.

November 2014, issue73, feature article

Editorial Introduction to Issue 71

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne Issue 71.

July 2013, issue71, editorial

eMargin: A Collaborative Textual Annotation Tool

Andrew Kehoe and Matt Gee describe their Jisc-funded eMargin collaborative textual annotation tool, showing how it has widened its focus through integration with Virtual Learning Environments.

July 2013, issue71, tooled up

Mining the Archive: eBooks

Martin White looks through the Ariadne archive to track the development of ebooks.

July 2013, issue71, feature article

ECLAP 2013: Information Technologies for Performing Arts, Media Access and Entertainment

Marieke Guy reports on the second international conference held by ECLAP, the e-library for performing arts.

July 2013, issue71, event report

JABES 2013

Marlène Delhaye reports on the two-day annual conference organised by the French Agence Bibliographique de l’Enseignement Supérieur (ABES) held in Montpellier, France over 14-15 May 2013.

July 2013, issue71, event report

The Tablet Symposium

Ryan Burns reports on a one-day symposium on tablet computers, e-readers and other new media objects held at the University of Sussex on 10 April 2013.

July 2013, issue71, event report

Book Review: The Information Society - A Study of Continuity and Change

Muhammad Rafiq offers us a detailed review of a work, now in its sixth edition, which examines the information society, its origin, development, its associated issues and the current landscape.

July 2013, issue71, review

Mining the Archive: The Development of Electronic Journals

Martin White looks through the Ariadne archive to trace the development of e-journals as a particular aspect of electronic service delivery and highlights material he considers as significant.

November 2012, issue70, feature article

CURATEcamp iPres 2012

Mark Jordan, Courtney Mumma, Nick Ruest and the participants of CURATEcamp iPres 2012 report on this unconference for digital curation practitioners and researchers, held on 2 October 2012 in Toronto.

November 2012, issue70, event report

EMTACL12 (Emerging Technologies in Academic Libraries)

Sarah Rayner and Olivia Walsby report on a three-day conference on Emerging Technologies in Academic Libraries, hosted by NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) in Trondheim, Norway over 1 - 3 October 2012.

November 2012, issue70, event report

Book Review: Using Mobile Technology to Deliver Library Services

Fiona MacLellan reviews a practical guide to mobile technology and its use in delivering library services.

November 2012, issue70, review

Editorial Introduction to Issue 69

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne Issue 69.

July 2012, issue69, editorial

Launching a New Community-owned Content Service

Caren Milloy describes some of the challenges overcome and lessons learned by JISC Collections during the development of JISC eCollections.

July 2012, issue69, feature article

Wikipedia: Reflections on Use and Acceptance in Academic Environments

In the light of a workshop run by the Geological Society of London and Wikimedia UK, Brian Whalley reflects on the attitudes and practice of academia in respect of present-day Wikipedia content.

July 2012, issue69, feature article

Book Review: Implementing Technology in Libraries

Elizabeth McHugh reviews a first published work that she feels is a straightforward, jargon-free guide on how to implement technology solutions in libraries.

July 2012, issue69, review

Book Review: I, Digital – A History Devoid of the Personal?

Chris Rusbridge reviews an edited volume that aims to fill a gap in ‘literature designed specifically to guide archivists’ thinking about personal digital materials’.

July 2012, issue69, review

Welsh Libraries and Social Media: A Survey

Alyson Tyler outlines the results of a survey of Welsh libraries, their access to, and use of, social media, and offers a sample business case.

March 2012, issue68, feature article

Book Review: From Lending to Learning

Tim Davies reviews a spirited defence of public libraries, which tries to define their core purpose and which argues for a re-positioning of their place in society.

March 2012, issue68, review

eSciDoc Days 2011: The Challenges for Collaborative eResearch Environments

Ute Rusnak reports on the fourth in a series of two-day conferences called eSciDoc Days, organised by FIZ Karlsruhe and the Max Planck Digital Library in Berlin over 26-27 October 2011.

March 2012, issue68, event report

Looking for the Link Between Library Usage and Student Attainment

Graham Stone, Bryony Ramsden and Dave Pattern introduce the JISC-funded Library Impact Data Project (LIDP).

July 2011, issue67, feature article

Book Review: Envisioning Future Academic Library Services

John Azzolini reviews a timely collection of essays that highlights the values of institutional leadership and resourcefulness in academic librarianship's engagements with Web 2.0.

July 2011, issue67, review

CIG Conference 2010: Changes in Cataloguing in 'Interesting Times'

Rhiannon McLoughlin reports on a three-day conference on cataloguing in a time of financial stringency, held by the CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group at Exeter University, from 13-15 September 2010.

October 2010, issue65, event report

Book Review: Acquisitions in the New Information Universe

Eilidh Mackay reviews a work which takes a concept-based approach to contemporary acquisitions practices.

October 2010, issue65, review

Book Review: Learning with Online and Mobile Technologies

Brian Whalley looks at a student survival aid in the information age that should also be valuable for tutors.

October 2010, issue65, review

Rewriting the Book: On the Move With the Library of Birmingham

Brian Gambles presents the Library of Birmingham vision and strategy for addressing the challenge of mobile digital services.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

E-books and E-content 2010: Data As Content

Brian Whalley reports on a meeting dealing with academic data management and some JISC projects concerned with institutional responses to the need to manage research data more effectively.

July 2010, issue64, event report

Book Review: Digital Information - Order Or Anarchy?

Muhammad Rafiq offers us a review of a work which examines the future of digital information and emerging patterns of scholarly communication.

July 2010, issue64, review

Book Review: iPad - The Missing Manual

Brian Whalley reviews a manual to help support your use of an iPad - 'the book that should have been in the box'.

July 2010, issue64, review

Turning on the Lights for the User: NISO Discovery to Delivery Forum

Laura Akerman and Kim Durante report on Discovery to Delivery, Creating a First-Class User Experience, a NISO Forum on today's information seekers and current standards developments held in March 2010 at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.

April 2010, issue63, event report

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2010, issue63, news and events

Product Review: The IPad and the Educator, First Impressions

Brian Whalley reports on his initial impressions of the new Apple iPad in the first three weeks since its release in the USA and what it has to offer the mobile educator.

April 2010, issue63, review

Editorial Introduction to Issue 62: The Wisdom of Communities

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 62.

January 2010, issue62, editorial

Get Tooled Up: Xerxes at Royal Holloway, University of London

Anna Grigson, Peter Kiely, Graham Seaman and Tim Wales describe the implementation of an open source front end to the MetaLib federated search tool.

January 2010, issue62, feature article

eBooks: Tipping or Vanishing Point?

Emma Tonkin investigates ebooks and takes a look at recent technological and business developments in this area.

January 2010, issue62, feature article

Internet Librarian International 2009

Katherine Allen reports on Internet Librarian International 2009 which took place in London on 15 and 16 October 2009.

October 2009, issue61, event report

Book Review: M-Libraries

Simon Speight reviews a collection of papers from the First International M-Libraries Conference, which examined potential library uses of mobile phones and other portable technology.

October 2009, issue61, review

The Second International M-Libraries Conference

Keren Mills reports on a two-day conference exploring and sharing delivery of services and resources to users 'on the move,' via mobile and hand-held devices.

July 2009, issue60, event report

Book Review: Reader Development in Practice

Abigail Luthmann examines a varied collection of approaches to the topic of reader development.

April 2009, issue59, review

Editorial Introduction to Issue 58: People Still Matter

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue 58.

January 2009, issue58, editorial

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