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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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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

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

June 1999, issue20, news and events

Public Libraries: I Just Got Back from the Windy City..

Sarah Ormes reports on the recent American Library Association conference held in Chicago.

September 2000, issue25, regular column

It's the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine), Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the E-Book

Sarah Ormes explores the e-book from a Public Libraries perspective.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

Web Focus: The Web On Your Phone and TV

Brian Kelly looks at the Web Beyond the PC.

January 2001, issue26, tooled up

Editorial Introduction to Issue 27: The Digital Library Jigsaw

Philip Hunter opens the box and looks at some of the choicest pieces of Ariadne issue 27.

March 2001, issue27, editorial

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

E-Books for Students: EBONI

Ruth Wilson on how the EBONI project will investigate the usability of e-books through user evaluations.

March 2001, issue27, feature article

Public Libraries: Lights Out and Silver Boots on

Sarah Ormes with her predictions for the future of Public Libraries and the Internet.

March 2001, issue27, regular column

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

March 2001, issue27, news and events

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

The JOIN-UP Programme: Seminar on Linking Technologies

Sandy Shaw reports on a seminar bringing together experts in the field of linking technology for JISC's JOIN-UP Programme.

June 2001, issue28, event report

Cartoon

New cartoon work by Malcolm Campbell.

June 2001, issue28, odds and ends

Managing Electronic Library Services: Current Issues in UK Higher Education Institutions

Stephen Pinfield surveys some of the key issues associated with delivering electronic library services.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Evolution of Portable Electronic Books

Ruth Wilson charts the development of portable electronic book hardware, from the first generation in 1980s to the range of handheld devices available today.

October 2001, issue29, 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

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2001, issue29, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 30: Centering the Periphery - A New Equity in Information Access?

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 30.

January 2002, issue30, editorial

Public Libraries

Penny Garrod's first outing in Ariadne as Public Libraries Focus.

January 2002, issue30, regular column

Web Focus: Mobile E-Book Readers

Brian Kelly, UK Web Focus, writes about Mobile E-Book Readers in his regular column.

January 2002, issue30, tooled up

Development of Digital Libraries for Blind and Visually Impaired People

Jennie Craven reports on the IFLA/SLB conference in Washington in August 2001.

January 2002, issue30, event report

Book Review: Building an Electronic Resource Collection

Penny Garrod reviews a practical guide to electronic resource collection.

April 2002, issue31, review

Editorial Introduction to Issue 33: Exploring the Information Environment

Philip Hunter with the editorial for Ariadne 33.

October 2002, issue33, editorial

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

Public Libraries: Creating Websites for E-citizens -The Public Library Web Managers Workshop 2002

Penny Garrod reports on the Public Library Web Managers workshop, November 2002, held in Bath.

January 2003, issue34, event report

Framework for the Future: Access to Digital Skills and Services (Including e-Government)

Penny Garrod examines further this government blueprint and argues that some have to walk before they can run.

July 2003, issue36, regular column

Editorial Introduction to Issue 37: Monocultures Threaten More Than Species

Richard Waller introduces Ariadne issue issue 37.

October 2003, issue37, editorial

Ebooks in UK Libraries: Where Are We Now?

Penny Garrod brings us up to date on developments in ebooks.

October 2003, issue37, feature article

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2003, issue37, news and events

Public Libraries: 2003, 2004: A Backward Glance and Thoughts on the Future

Penny Garrod looks at some of the broader issues affecting public libraries and information professionals.

January 2004, issue38, regular column

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

January 2004, issue38, news and events

What's in SOSIG for Further Education?

Emma Place gives an insight into the pitfalls that await new users of the Internet in their search for relevant and quality materials and explains how SOSIG has catered for the needs of both FE students and practitioners.

January 2004, issue38, feature article

Public Libraries: The Changing Face of the Public Library

Penny Garrod looks at developments in Hampshire and comments on the shape of things to come.

April 2004, issue39, regular column

Rights Management and Digital Library Requirements

Karen Coyle describes some aspects of rights expression languages favoured by the commercial content industries and how these may differ from the rights needs of digital libraries.

July 2004, issue40, feature article

EEVL News: What EEVL Users Really Want

Roddy MacLeod looks at the results of the recent questionnaire which surveyed opinions about the EEVL service.

July 2004, issue40, regular column

ISBN-13: New Number on the Block

Ann Chapman outlines the planned changes to the ISBN standard and its impact on the information community and the book trade.

October 2004, issue41, feature article

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2004, issue41, news and events

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: The Web Library

Lina Coelho looks at a book she feels is destined to repay its purchase price even if you never manage to read it all.

October 2004, issue41, review

United Kingdom Serials Group Conference 2005

Sarah Pearson reports on the annual 3-day UK Serials Group (UKSG) conference recently held at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

April 2005, issue43, event report

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