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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)

Key statistics

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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Book Review: Reader Development in Practice

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

April 2009, issue59, review

Book Review: Managing Suppliers and Partners for the Academic Library

Tony Kidd examines this study's view of the importance of partnerships in their widest context for the modern academic library.

July 2005, issue44, review

Book Review: Managing Acquisitions in Library and Information Services

Bruce Royan welcomes a new edition of the standard text in the acquisitions field.

October 2005, issue45, review

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

Book Review: Libraries Without Walls 5

David Parkes reviews the fifth compilation of the biennial Library Without Walls Conference. He finds how far we have come and how far we have to go in delivering services to distributed learners.

October 2004, issue41, 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

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

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

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

Book Review: Essential Law for Information Professionals

Stuart Hannabuss picks another winner but wonders whether legal essentialism is enough for information professionals.

October 2006, issue49, review

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

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: Digital Copyright

Stuart Hannabuss looks at an interesting Nile cruise of a book about intellectual property.

January 2008, issue54, review

Book Review: Copyright Compliance

Stuart Hannabuss argues that the book's online big sister, Keeping Within the Law (KWtL), launched at the same time, is really the place to go and the source to buy.

July 2008, issue56, review

Book Review: Building an Electronic Resource Collection

Penny Garrod reviews a practical guide to electronic resource collection.

April 2002, issue31, review

Book Review: Building an Electronic Resource Collection

Sarah Pearson considers whether the 2nd edition of this practical guide for building an electronic resource collection can satisfy the needs of both new and experienced practitioners.

April 2005, issue43, review

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

Ancient Cultures Inside Modern Universes

Edgardo Civallero writes on preservation and dissemination of intangible South American indigenous heritage and updating information using Web-based tools.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

An Awfully Big Adventure: Strathclyde's Digital Library Plan

Derek Law describes how the University of Strathclyde is choosing to give priority to e-content and services instead of a new building.

January 2009, issue58, feature article

After the Big Bang: The Forces of Change and E-Learning

Pete Johnston examines what recent developments in the area of "e-learning" might mean for the custodians of the information resources required to support teaching and learning.

March 2001, issue27, feature article

ACM / IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries

John MacColl reports on a selection of the papers given at this conference in Roanoake, Virginia, June 24-28 2001.

October 2001, issue29, event report

Accessibility: CHI 2001 and Beyond

Leona Carpenter reports on the key issue of accessibility as covered at the Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Conference held in Seattle, and also provides a round-up of sources of further information.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Access to Newspapers and Journals for Visually Impaired People: The Talking Newspaper Association of the UK

Neil H. McLachlan describes the work and electronic products of the Talking Newspaper Assocation (TNAUK).

July 1997, issue10, review

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