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  1. Handheld E-Book Readers and Scholarship Report and Reader Survey: ACLS Humanities E-Book. White Paper No. 3

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    Gielen, Nina

    2010-01-01

    This report describes a conversion experiment and subsequent reader survey conducted by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Humanities E-Book (HEB) in late 2009 and early 2010 to assess the viability of using scholarly monographs with handheld e-readers. As sample content, HEB selected six titles from its own online collection, three…

  2. E-Book Use and Attitudes in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education

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    Corlett-Rivera, Kelsey; Hackman, Timothy

    2014-01-01

    A survey of more than 1,300 faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Maryland generated a wealth of data on use and opinions of e-books among those users. While the initial purpose of the survey was to gather data that would aid humanities and social sciences librarians in…

  3. E-Book Use and Attitudes in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education

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    Corlett-Rivera, Kelsey; Hackman, Timothy

    2014-01-01

    A survey of more than 1,300 faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Maryland generated a wealth of data on use and opinions of e-books among those users. While the initial purpose of the survey was to gather data that would aid humanities and social sciences librarians in…

  4. Adapting to e-books

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    Miller, William

    2013-01-01

    Electronic books are now having a major impact on library collections. This book provides models for acquisitions policies and reports on several surveys of faculty and librarian attitudes toward e-books. It discusses issues in acquiring cataloguing and collection development regarding this important new library resource.Its subject matter deals with the different types of e-books, statistical data available for e-book usage, the development of e-book collections, learning environments, integrating e-books into local catalogues, acquisitions and usage monitoring of e-books.Thi

  5. The Real E-books.

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    Ditlea, Steve

    2000-01-01

    Focuses on the "real" e-books. Discusses Stephen King's novella released exclusively for electronic publication, and discusses experiences of another author writing on a specialized subject. Presents a brief background of e-books. Examines the differences between Portable Document Format (PDF) technology and the new Open eBook (OEB) standard.…

  6. We Love E-Books

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    Carrie Rampp

    2013-01-01

      E-books are so convenient. Today, your library might be able to lend you an e-reader, and it might have quite a few e-books, but the author would venture to say that the scenario of users ably borrowing devices and e-content...

  7. Enhancing Access to E-books

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    Karen Harker

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Objective – The objective of the study was to determine if summary notes or table of contents notes in catalogue records are associated with the usage of e-books in a large university library. Methods – A retrospective cohort study, analyzing titles from three major collections of e-books was employed. Titles were categorized based on the inclusion of the MARC 505 note (table of contents or MARC 520 note (summary in the catalogue record. The usage was based on standardized reports from 2012-2013. The measures of usage were the number of titles used and the number of sections downloaded. Statistical methods used in the analysis included correlations and odd ratios (ORs. The usage measures were stratified by publication year and subject to adjust for the effects of these factors on usage. Results – The analysis indicates that these enhancements to the catalogue record increase usage significantly and notably. The probability of an e-book with one of the catalogue record enhancements being used (as indicated by the OR was over 80% greater than for titles lacking the enhancements, and nearly twice as high for titles with both features. The differences were greatest among the oldest and the most recently published e-books, and those in science and technology. The differences were least among the e-books published between 1998 and 2007 and those in the humanities and social sciences. Conclusion – Libraries can make their collections more accessible to users by enhancing bibliographic records with summary and table of contents notes, and by advocating for their inclusion in vendor-supplied records.

  8. The eBook Hook

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    Barger, Bettie Parsons; Notwell, Mary

    2013-01-01

    The time students spend using mobile devices is making an impact on the reading experience both inside and outside the classroom. The authors--a doctoral student and a fourth-grade language arts and science teacher--designed and implemented a unit on landforms that included nonfiction reading, with both traditional print books and eBooks on iPads,…

  9. E-Books and E-Book Apps: Considerations for Beginning Readers

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    Bates, Celeste C.; Klein, Adria; Schubert, Barbara; McGee, Lea; Anderson, Nancy; Dorn, Linda; McClure, Erin; Ross, Rachael Huber

    2017-01-01

    This article highlights considerations for teachers when selecting and using e-books and e-book applications (apps) with beginning readers during guided and independent reading. A framework for examining e-books and e-book apps is suggested, and several apps and related digital features are described. The article also includes an overview of…

  10. E-Books and E-Book Apps: Considerations for Beginning Readers

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    Bates, Celeste C.; Klein, Adria; Schubert, Barbara; McGee, Lea; Anderson, Nancy; Dorn, Linda; McClure, Erin; Ross, Rachael Huber

    2017-01-01

    This article highlights considerations for teachers when selecting and using e-books and e-book applications (apps) with beginning readers during guided and independent reading. A framework for examining e-books and e-book apps is suggested, and several apps and related digital features are described. The article also includes an overview of…

  11. E-book perception of Croatian students

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    Boris Badurina

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to try to answer the question of students’ perception of e-book considering different forms of e-books students might have experience with. Questions of defining the e-book and attitudes toward e-book are considered separately. Research conducted by online questionnaire on student population show that the experience that students have with e-books mainly consists of pdf versions of printed books. Devices used for reading e-books are mainly desktop computers or laptops or in smaller degree tablets. E-readers are almost not used at all since the ownership of the e-readers among students is almost non-existent. That level of e-book experience influences students’ definition of e-book. Students mainly consider an e-book to be electronic version of printed book that is read on a computer. Considering the content that student mostly read on e-books it’s mainly scientific literature or exam materials. Fiction is almost exclusively read on paper. Given the choice of type of book students would in both cases rather chose paper, although in case of scientific literature and exam materials they are more open to e-books. Factor analysis was used to analyse characteristic that students recognize in e-books and result show three independent factors: Usefulness and practicality, Reading experience and Accessibility. Usefulness and practicality and accessibility was rated positively and reading experience negatively. These results are expected considering that students mostly read e-books on computers and not on dedicated reading devices.

  12. Dispelling Five Myths about E-books

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    James E. Gall

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Some considered 2000 the year of the e-book, and due tothe dot-com bust, that could have been the format’s highwater mark. However, the first quarter of 2004 saw thegreatest number of e-book purchases ever with more than$3 million in sales. A 2002 consumer survey found that67 percent of respondents wanted to read e-books; 62 percent wanted access to e-books through a library.Unfortunately, the large amount of information writtenon e-books has begun to develop myths around their use,functionality, and cost. The author suggests that thesemyths may interfere with the role of libraries in helpingto determine the future of the medium and access to it.Rather than fixate on the pros and cons of current versions of e-book technology, it is important for librarians tostay engaged and help clarify the role of digital documents in the modern library.

  13. E-Books in wissenschaftlichen Bibliotheken

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    Sandra Niemeyer

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Die zweitägige Veranstaltung „E-Books in wissenschaftlichen Bibliotheken, die am 18. und 19. März 2014 im Leibnizhaus in Hannover stattfand, beschäftigte sich mit verschiedenen Aspekten von E-Books. So standen unter anderem Themen wie die Nutzung von E-Books, Erwerbungsmodelle und Lizenzverträge auf dem Programm. Organisiert wurde die Veranstaltung von Technischen Informationsbibliothek (TIB und dem Verein Deutscher Bibliothekare (VDB.

  14. E-books in academic libraries

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    Mincic-Obradovic, Ksenija

    2010-01-01

    Written from the perspective of a librarian, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the impact of e-books on academic libraries. The author discusses advantages to both researchers and librarians and provides current examples of innovative uses of e-books in academic contexts. This book reviews the current situation in e-book publishing, and describes problems in managing e-books in libraries caused by the variety of purchase models and varying formats available, and the lack of standardisation. It discusses solutions for providing access and maintaining bibliographic control, looks at v

  15. Mediatheorie van het e-book

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    Mulder, Arjen

    2017-01-01

    abstractDeparting from Marshal McLuhan’s analysis of the impact of print books on the mental and social environment of readers, Arjen Mulder reflects on the possible mental and social effects of the e-book as a new medium. The e-book, as carrier of an immaterial text, allows the reader to change its

  16. Mediatheorie van het e-book

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    Mulder, Arjen

    2017-01-01

    textabstractDeparting from Marshal McLuhan’s analysis of the impact of print books on the mental and social environment of readers, Arjen Mulder reflects on the possible mental and social effects of the e-book as a new medium. The e-book, as carrier of an immaterial text, allows the reader to change

  17. Libraries, Patrons, and E-Books

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    Zickuhr, Kathryn; Rainie, Lee; Purcell, Kristen; Madden, Mary; Brenner, Joanna

    2012-01-01

    This report explores the world of e-books and libraries, where libraries fit into these book-consumption patterns of Americans, when people choose to borrow their books and when they choose to buy books. It examines the potential frustrations e-book borrowers can encounter when checking out digital titles, such as long wait lists and compatibility…

  18. Advantages and Disadvantages of E-books

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    马立平

    2004-01-01

    The e-book has many advantages over a paper-based product. You .can store lots of books on one computer-in fact your entire library could be stored on the top of your desk. E-books also allow you to mark your page with an electronic bookmark and jump straight to it when you open the book.

  19. E-Books - Luftblase oder wirkliche Herausforderung?

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    Tapken, Klaus

    2006-01-01

    Gestern ein leises Geflüster, heute schon ein wildes Rauschen. "E-Books revolutionieren die Bibliotheken!" Was die digitalisierten Inhalte wirklich für die Zukunft der Bibliotheken bedeuten können, warum die Verlage für die E-Books neue Verkaufspolitiken erfinden, welche Angebots- und Nutzungsformen es gibt, wo Sie Kompetenz bei der Aufstellung der E-Books in Ihrer Bibliothek finden und warum der Kopf aus dem Sand gezogen werden sollte, sind die Fragen, die in diesem Vortrag von Klaus Tapken ...

  20. Top Notch Support for eBooks

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    Setala, Tami; Amon, Sara

    2012-01-01

    Come learn tips and tricks for delivering top notch technical support for eBooks. Library staff are the front line technical support for a growing number of patrons with diverse technical abilities wanting to access eBooks. We’ll share VPL’s unique team approach and innovative techniques for delivering technical support for your eBook collection. In this session, participants will learn: How to apply reference interview skills to technical support. How to create effective tools to use w...

  1. Enhancing Access to E-books

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    Karen Harker; Catherine Sassen

    2015-01-01

    Objective – The objective of the study was to determine if summary notes or table of contents notes in catalogue records are associated with the usage of e-books in a large university library. Methods...

  2. The e-book war in Denmark

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    Worsøe-Schmidt, Lisbeth

    2017-01-01

    The aim is to investigate how digitisation and in particular e-books have changed relations between private players and public institutions within the Danish book world through a case study of eReolen, a private-public partnership functioning as common platform for public libraries’ lending of e-books...... in Denmark. Traditional and new models of the book world are discussed as the basis of understanding relations between the players. A new way of analysing the field outlined by literary sociologist, Professor Johan Svedjedal, is adopted. The main conclusions are that the lending of e-books has disrupted...... the traditional understanding and interaction between the public library system and the commercial book market. In addition, the Danish library system through the partnership has taken on a new function in relation to the commercial market, namely acting as the engine in building a market for Danish e-books....

  3. E-books: the publishers’ dilemma

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    Tom D. Wilson

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper reports on a study of publishers’ attitudes towards e-books in the context of the global situation of e-book publishing. Comparative data are drawn from a replication of a survey carried out in Sweden, in Lithuania and in Croatia. The great contrast between the rise of the e-book in English speaking countries (and those with significant English speaking readers is shown and contrasted with that in ‘small language markets’. This three country survey reveals a number of similar responses from publishers on several key issues, i.e., self-publishing, the future role of bookshops, and relationships with public libraries. The results also reveal that publishers have certain ambivalence on these issues. The overall conclusion is that there is a marked difference in the growth of e-book publishing in small language markets compared with the English language market.

  4. Things Change, People Change, Libraries Go on: E-books or Not E-books?

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    Martines, F.

    2015-04-01

    The aim of this paper is to describe how e-books work and how they can be managed in a scientific or research library; specifically, to discuss the viability of e-lending. The results were a little bit surprising and even slightly confusing. Unquestionably, e-books have enormous potential, but much of this potential is untapped. Although there is widespread awareness of the advantages of e-books among users and librarians, problems and challenges are not as well known. After a discussion of the potential advantages, I will concentrate on some of the real drawbacks of e-books.

  5. From book to eBook : towards a print conception of the eBook

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    Berry, Katherine Rachel L

    2005-01-01

    Denne avhandlingen er en analyse av eBook som beskrevet av to eBook forlag via ebooks.com og ereader.com på internett. Avhandlingen inkluderer også en analyse av tre andre programmer; Abode Reader, Microsoft Reader og eReader. Ut fra websidens innhold som fokuserer på en visuell presentasjon av eBook og språket som blir brukt i forbindelse med eBook så vil analysen ta dette i betraktning. I forbindelse med reader programmet så vil den visuelle presentasjonen, funksjoner, skriveområde og sp...

  6. Graduate Students' Usage of and Attitudes towards E-Books: Experiences from Taiwan

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    Wu, Ming-der; Chen, Shih-chuan

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: University libraries are increasing their e-book collections. The purpose of this study is to investigate graduate students' usage of and attitudes towards e-books at National Taiwan University. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 20 graduate students from the fields of humanities, social sciences, science and technology, and medicine…

  7. Acquiring E-Books for academic libraries

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    Hazel Woodward

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper outlines the recent work of the UK’s Joint Information Systems Committee ( JISC in the area of e-books. The JISC Collections Team is responsible for negotiating deals with publishers and aggregators of e-content for all UK higher education libraries - some 180 in total. In other words it acts as a national consortium for the UK academic community, although it should be noted that all deals are negotiated on an ‘opt-in’ basis. The JISC Collections Team is advised by a series of format-based working groups - comprising senior academic librarians and library practitioners - including the E-Books Working Group, the Journals Working Group and the Moving Images Working Group. Recently the working groups have formulated vision statements to help inform both their own activities and the education community as a whole. The vision for e-books in UK education is as follows: “The UK education community will have access to quality e-book content that is of high relevance to teaching, learning and research across the broadest range of subject areas. Flexible business and licensing models will support a diversity of needs, allowing users to do what they want when they want and how they want for education purposes. All e-books will be easily discoverable and consistent standards will allow all content to be fully integrated into library, learning and research environments.”

  8. Gimme That E-Book Religion

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    Pace, Andrew

    2005-01-01

    The debate on the efficacy of electronic books involves issues of fair use, digital rights management, preservation, and perpetual ownership. Nevertheless, our intense focus on these areas has distracted us from one of the most important aspects of content pluralism? namely, e-book relationships to book distributors. This article discusses E-books…

  9. Gimme That E-Book Religion

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    Pace, Andrew

    2005-01-01

    The debate on the efficacy of electronic books involves issues of fair use, digital rights management, preservation, and perpetual ownership. Nevertheless, our intense focus on these areas has distracted us from one of the most important aspects of content pluralism? namely, e-book relationships to book distributors. This article discusses E-books…

  10. E-books in libraries a practical guide

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    Price, Kate

    2011-01-01

    Providing a practical appraisal of e-books, this book addresses the key questions: Where do e-books come from and what are the key business models that support them? What needs to change before e-books become universally and easily used? What will the e-book landscape look like in ten years' time? And more.

  11. Exciting E-Books: A New Path to Literature.

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    Agee, Jim

    2003-01-01

    Considers ways to use electronic books (E-books) to involve students in literature. Highlights include E-book technology; costs; digital content; acquiring versus accessing information in libraries; title availability; storage capacity; sources of E-book content, especially Web sites; downloading software and E-books; sources for current,…

  12. Exciting E-Books: A New Path to Literature.

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    Agee, Jim

    2003-01-01

    Considers ways to use electronic books (E-books) to involve students in literature. Highlights include E-book technology; costs; digital content; acquiring versus accessing information in libraries; title availability; storage capacity; sources of E-book content, especially Web sites; downloading software and E-books; sources for current,…

  13. E-Books on the Mobile E-Reader

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    Chulyun Kim

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The market for e-books has been established during the past several years. Many e-book readers are commercially available, and millions of e-book titles are available for purchase or free download. E-paper technology has matured enough to be used as the screen for dedicated e-book readers which make reading possible with the familiar feel of reading printed books. In this paper, we provide a comprehensive review of the status of the e-book, including the architecture and features of e-book readers, market adoption and e-book industry ecosystem.

  14. Il valore dell'eBook

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    Nicola Cavalli

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available ItQuanto vale un e-book? Quale valore percepisce chi compra e usa gli e-book? Comprare un libro o un e-book è una scelta che i lettori oggi si trovano a fare quotidianamente: la diffusione degli e-book reader a prezzi accessibili e la proposta sempre più varia dei piccoli e grandi editori sta cambiando la percezione del valore commerciale dell'oggetto libro e del valore attribuito dal consumatore finale al lavoro di intermediazione delle case editrici e della distribuzione. Sorgono sistemi "alternativi" di condivisione dei testi digitali, che sfruttano la rete Internet, celebrati come democratici o demonizzati come pirateria illegale, ma sicuramente rispondenti a quello che è il cambio di prospettiva, di percezione, di abitudini di consumo del lettore. Quanto si può parlare, dunque, di pirateria nel mercato degli e-book? E quanto, invece, è importante che l'industria editoriale tenga in considerazione la risposta del consumatore? La presente ricerca si è posta l’obiettivo di svolgere una indagine esplorativa su questi temi, che stanno assumendo un rilievo sempre maggiore all’interno dell’opinione pubblica, e che sono destinati in futuro ad incidere in modo sempre più diretto sull’evoluzione economica e professionale dell’intero settore editoriale. L’indagine ha visto, in questa prima fase, l’utilizzo di un questionario diffuso online sui social network, in siti e forum dedicati alla lettura, attraverso mailing list di gruppi di interesse, con il primo obiettivo di precisare il profilo di quell’avanguardia di lettori forti e che si muovono agilmente tra il cartaceo e il digitale, raccogliere informazioni rispetto alle loro abitudini di ricerca di nuove letture e descriverne le dinamiche di matchmaking preliminari all’acquisto. In aggiunta, si è indagata la consistenza di pratiche di prestito e condivisione dei libri, l’appoggio a sistemi tradizionali, come quello bibliotecario, o la decisa svolta verso sistemi di

  15. E-Books on the Mobile E-Reader

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    Chulyun Kim; Ok-Ran Jeong; Jaehyuk Choi; Won Kim

    2013-01-01

    The market for e-books has been established during the past several years. Many e-book readers are commercially available, and millions of e-book titles are available for purchase or free download. E-paper technology has matured enough to be used as the screen for dedicated e-book readers which make reading possible with the familiar feel of reading printed books. In this paper, we provide a comprehensive review of the status of the e-book, including the architecture and features of e-book re...

  16. E-Books – den Wandel professionell gestalten / E-books – managing the change professionally

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    Nunnenmacher, Lothar

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available Even acknowledging the considerable reservations of some users – we have to recognize the overall trend towards the use of e-books. The situation resembles the transition from print to electronic journals about ten years ago. Two trends are converging here: On the one hand, there is a strongly growing offer of scientific monographic literature in electronic format, and on the other hand, there has been significant progress in the technological possibilities for the reception of e-books, in particular regarding display technologies. The transition from print to electronic books provides a multiplicity of new challenges to the libraries, not least because of the overwhelming quantity of current and potential titles. For example, the ETH-Bibliothek has doubled the number of e-books in the catalogue in each year in the past few years. In 2008, for the first time more electronic than print monographs were purchased and catalogued. For the selection of e-books, the ETH-Bibliothek has defined extensive criteria. To include the individual titles of larger e-book packages into the catalogue, metadata were imported in a complex semi-automated procedure. There is only one catalogue record for printed and digital forms of the same title, so that users can immediately see, whether they can borrow the book in print form or access it directly online. A key feature for optimal benefits within the cataloguing network is the linking via a link resolver. For a stable compilation of the usage of electronic resources, the calculation of yearly usage on the basis of the median is described. Of course, many developments concerning the relatively new media type e-book are under way, and many questions are therefore still open. They range from acquisition models and the selection and processing of titles to possible restrictions on the use and the integration of freely available sources to the use of e-books in interlibrary loan and archiving.

  17. E-book usage amongst academic librarians in South Africa

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    Sandy Zinn

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study completed in 2010 was to investigate the use of e-books amongst academic librarians; in particular which e-books are available to academic librarians, why they choose this format, what impact e-books have on librarians’ professional practice and what the usage patterns of e-books are amongst academic librarians. A web-based questionnaire was distributed on the LIASA mailing list. The results reflect a more gradual trend towards e-book adoption. There is still a preference for print or a “bit of both” – print and electronic. This is because of the high costs of e-books using the subscription model as the predominant e-book acquisition model and the lack of sufficient e-books in all subject fields. E-books are used for “browsing for information” and are selected for functionalities such as having the ability to search the document, anytime access and automatic citation. Major problems identified with e-books are: the cost of the equipment to read e-book formats; the cost of the e-books, especially if the subscription purchasing model is used; the lack of reliability of the Internet; and the lack of training in the use of e-books.

  18. Theoretical approaches to e-book research

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    Tom D Wilson

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The adoption and continued use of innovations by societies, organisations and individuals has been a subject of research since before the 1930s. A variety of different theories have been developed to account for the different speeds at which innovations are adopted and the factors that affect the adoption process. This paper reviews theories of the adoption of innovations with particular reference to the recent phenomenon of the e-book as a cultural innovation that is having an impact on individuals, organizations and national policy makers. The paper will suggest which theories are most appropriate for the different levels at which the innovation is employed.

  19. The E-Book Phenomenon: A Disruptive Technology

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    Wilson, T. D.

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: The e-book and its associated technology have emerged as a disruptive technology over the past ten years. The aim of this paper is to discuss some of the consequences of this development, based on the work of the e-books in Sweden research projects. Argument: To explain the impact of the e-book phenomenon we use Winston's theory of…

  20. Kansen voor het e-book in het onderwijs

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    Mofers, Frans

    2009-01-01

    Deze presentatie gaat over E-book-thema media en ICT. De vragen die aan de orde komen zijn: waarom zijn e-books interessant voor een onderwijsinstelling? -innovatie: vervangen papieren materiaal: boeken, readers etc. Transformatie nieuwe (onverwachte) gebruiksmogelijkheden. Conclusies: - e-book

  1. E-Books: Are We on the Same Page?

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    Bozarth, Sandra; Zhong, Ying

    2016-01-01

    Libraries are making great efforts acquiring, maintaining, and promoting electronic book (e-book) collections; therefore, understanding what preference users have regarding e-books will help with current and future collection-development decisions. For librarians to provide e-book resources and services effectively, a thorough understanding of…

  2. E-Books or Textbooks: Students Prefer Textbooks

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    Woody, William Douglas; Daniel, David B.; Baker, Crystal A.

    2010-01-01

    Previous research has demonstrated that the experience of reading e-books is not equivalent to reading textbooks. This study examines factors influencing preference for e-books as well as reported use of e-book content. Although the present student cohort is the most technologically savvy to ever enter universities, students do not prefer e-books…

  3. E-Books: Are We on the Same Page?

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    Bozarth, Sandra; Zhong, Ying

    2016-01-01

    Libraries are making great efforts acquiring, maintaining, and promoting electronic book (e-book) collections; therefore, understanding what preference users have regarding e-books will help with current and future collection-development decisions. For librarians to provide e-book resources and services effectively, a thorough understanding of…

  4. From Shards to Stained Glass: Crowdsourcing an E-Book

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    Fontichiaro, Kristin

    2012-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses crowdsourcing an e-book--gathering wide, diverse opinions from the school library community (including academics, practitioners, vendors, and others), and gathering those results in a free e-book. As e-book publishers, school librarians could be active agents, bolstering community energy, creating a forum for…

  5. E-book Reader Devices and Libraries

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    Pažur, I.

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Most library studies thematically related to electronic books don't consider readers of electronic books. Only in recent years librarians conduct studies in which they want to find out readers' opinions about the possibilities, advantages and disadvantages of reading using e-readers, as well as their possible application in the libraries.User studies of e-readers have shown that their opinion is generally positive, but great attachment to traditional books is still present, e-readers are still seen only as an additional tool for reading. Sony with its e-reader (the latest Reader model Daily and Reader Store online bookstore (http://ebookstore.sony.com/is the only one who cooperate with libraries and has made lending electronic books possible. Cooperation was launched in 2009th,and the New York Public Library was the first library that offered such a service.Cooperation between Sony and libraries, indicates clearly what the near future could be if other online booksellers / publishers begin to follow the model of lending e-books through the libraries over the network. However it is possible that a large online bookstores / publishers consider that the further price reduction of e-readers and electronic books will constantly increase their sales, and in that case lending e-books will be unnecessary.Are the libraries ready for this scenario?

  6. Are e-Books for Everyone? An Evaluation of Academic e-Book Platforms' Accessibility Features

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    Mune, Christina; Agee, Ann

    2016-01-01

    With the increasing prevalence of e-books in academic library collections, faculty and librarians have begun to express concern regarding the accessibility of these digital texts for students with physical or learning disabilities. To begin addressing these concerns, the California State University System's Affordable Learning Solutions…

  7. Champions and e-books: using student Library Champions to inform e-book purchasing strategies

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    Caroline Gale

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available How students really use e-books is a subject of much interest to library professionals. This has particular relevance when it comes to selecting suppliers and e-book platforms for institutional use. The question of preferred formats (print versus digital has been asked exhaustively, but technology develops fast and is here to stay in higher education, so a more pressing question is how we evaluate which platforms offer the best user experience for our students. At the University of Exeter we used our student Library Champion volunteers as a focus group, repeating the process over two years, to help determine which platforms were preferred. Champions examined multiple interfaces, but concentrated primarily on aggregators. They were encouraged to use their own laptops and tablets to access the e-books, which proved particularly valuable as it allowed interfaces to be rated for their compatibility across devices. Positive and negative feedback was collated, sent to providers and also used directly to inform and alter the Library’s purchasing preference list.

  8. UC Libraries Academic e-Book Usage Survey

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    Li, Chan; Poe, Felicia; Potter, Michele; Quigley, Brian; Wilson, Jacqueline

    2011-01-01

    The University of California Libraries initiated the Springer e-Book Pilot Project with the goal of developing appropriate systemwide processes for acquiring and managing licensed e-books, as well as informing future licensing activities. Evaluation of the UC academic community’s experience utilizing the Springer e-book collection began in 2010, and a UC systemwide survey was launched by the UC Libraries for the purpose of assessing the user experience. The primary objectives of the survey we...

  9. No Shelf Required: E-Books in Libraries

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    Polanka, Sue, Ed.

    2010-01-01

    E-books have been around for more than 10 years but are still a relatively new phenomenon to many librarians and publishers. With the introduction of e-book readers, the e-book has become mainstream, with recent triple-digit annual increases in sales. But what place do they have in the library? In this volume, Sue Polanka brings together a variety…

  10. Children’s E-books are Born: How E-books for Children are Leading E-book Development and Redefining the Reading Experience

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    Kathleen Schreurs

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Children’s e-books waited to emerge until technology could support their advanced requirements. Recent technologies such as colour e-readers and tablets like Apple’s iPad provide support for heavy visual content and opportunities for interactivity. E-books for children have grown in availability and popularity and now include puzzles, games, music, video, and audio features that boost narratives and create a unique reading experience that is further from print than ever before. This article positions e-books for children as leaders in e-book development. It reviews concepts, practices, and scholarship in the area of e-books for children and highlights issues with definitions and research caused by the rapid growth of enhanced and interactive e-books. There is little argument among scholars and practitioners that the reading experience is changing, and the new generation of readers may have different opinions, assumptions, and preferences for the meanings of ‘book’ and ‘reading’. Managing these shifts in the reading experience, which is still strongly tied to notions from print culture, is an important role for LIS scholars, librarians, educators, and parents. Recent research on e-books for children focuses largely on literacy and education. Little attention has been paid to if and why children enjoy the e-reading experience. Additionally, the majority of current research examines children’s e-reading from an adult perspective with most surveys and interviews consulting parent participants and not children. An examination of relevant research as well as literature on the history and conceptualization of e-books and reading as an evolving experience reveals that, from new technologies to new experiences and new definitions, e-books for children are pushing toward the future of reading.

  11. Book selling and e-books in Sweden

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    Elena Maceviciute

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper addresses the issue of the understanding of the book-selling situation as Swedish booksellers see it. It pursues the answers to the following questions: 1. What are the perceptions of Swedish booksellers of the impact of e-books on their business? 2. What drivers are important for Swedish booksellers for adopting and developing e-book sales through their own sales channels? 3. What do they perceive as barriers to e-book selling through their own channels? The authors have employed the analysis of the secondary statistical data and a survey of Swedish booksellers to answer their questions. The results of the investigation have shown that the Swedish booksellers do not feel their bookshops, or business in general, are threatened by e-books. The opinions on e-books do not differ between the few selling e-books and others who do not offer this product. The reasons for selling e-books are well-functioning routines and personal interest in the product. The reasons for not selling the books are the lack of demand and technical resources as well as contractual agreements with e-book publishers or vendors. So, technical resources for e-book sales, routines, and contracts with publishers are the main premises for this activity. The biggest barriers to e-book sales are: a the price as one can see not only in the answers of the booksellers, but also in the drop of sales obviously related to the rise of prices during 2014; b lack of demand from customers who do not enquire about e-books in bookshops. This leads to the belief that e-books will be sold mostly online either directly from publishers and authors or through online booksellers. However, an equal number of booksellers believe that physical bookshops will be selling printed books and e-books in the future. The future of e-books seems to be quite secure and non-threatening to printed books from the point of view of booksellers. The growth of e-book sales is quite slow and the respondents

  12. E-Book Purchasing Best Practices for Academic Libraries

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    Simon, Jason C.

    2014-01-01

    This article alerts academic libraries to some of the methods for purchasing electronic books (e-books) and notes that, while they are similar to the models used for journal-evaluation purposes, there are a number of factors important to consider that are different for e-books. Simon notes that, while theoretically there should be some advantages…

  13. E-Books and Audiobooks: Extending the Digital Reading Experience

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    Larson, Lotta C.

    2015-01-01

    This article examines how sixth-grade students navigated and perceived a combined e-book and audiobook reading experience using Kindle Fires. While audiobooks and e-books are not new, little is known about students' use and perceptions of the combination of these two media, as the ability to synchronize audio contents with digital texts is rather…

  14. E-books bij de RUG : Een update

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    Bijker, Alie; van Laarhoven, Peter

    2011-01-01

    Twee jaar gelden schreven we op deze plaats: “E-books bij de RUG: dat zijn er al meer dan je denkt...”. Inmiddels hebben we nog veel méér e-books in de bibliotheekcollectie, is het aanbod uitgebreid en heeft de iPad de wereld veroverd. Tijd voor een update.

  15. E-Books and Audiobooks: Extending the Digital Reading Experience

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    Larson, Lotta C.

    2015-01-01

    This article examines how sixth-grade students navigated and perceived a combined e-book and audiobook reading experience using Kindle Fires. While audiobooks and e-books are not new, little is known about students' use and perceptions of the combination of these two media, as the ability to synchronize audio contents with digital texts is rather…

  16. The e-Book Apocalypse: A Survivor's Guide

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    Becker, Bernd W.

    2011-01-01

    Over the past few years, e-books have shifted from being an extravagant means of leisure reading to becoming a serious contender for the consumer's dollar. Marketing and innovations in e-book devices have helped their rise in popularity, but they have been slow to make a similar impact in the academic market. A few dealings are taking place,…

  17. The Case for E-Books: An Introduction.

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    Long, Sarah Ann

    2003-01-01

    Explores some of the applications of the electronic book (e-book) in the modern library. Discusses computing advances that have made electronic book technology viable for publishers and libraries; making products usable in a library environment; and library networks and consortia that share e-book subscriptions. (Author/LRW)

  18. Het eBook in het OU Onderwijs

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    Mofers, Frans; Hermans, Henry; Verjans, Steven; Gorissen, Chantal

    2010-01-01

    Het deelproject eBooks heeft zich tot hoofddoel gesteld mogelijkheden tot uitlevering van cursusmaterialen via eBooks verder te onderzoeken en te beproeven. Meer specifiek zijn de volgende doelen geformuleerd: 1. Het onderzoeken en monitoren van markt van eReaders (‘apparaten’). 2. Het onderzoeken v

  19. E-books bij de RUG : Een update

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    Bijker, Alie; van Laarhoven, Peter

    2011-01-01

    Twee jaar gelden schreven we op deze plaats: “E-books bij de RUG: dat zijn er al meer dan je denkt...”. Inmiddels hebben we nog veel méér e-books in de bibliotheekcollectie, is het aanbod uitgebreid en heeft de iPad de wereld veroverd. Tijd voor een update.

  20. E-Book Purchasing Best Practices for Academic Libraries

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    Simon, Jason C.

    2014-01-01

    This article alerts academic libraries to some of the methods for purchasing electronic books (e-books) and notes that, while they are similar to the models used for journal-evaluation purposes, there are a number of factors important to consider that are different for e-books. Simon notes that, while theoretically there should be some advantages…

  1. Het eBook in het OU Onderwijs

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    Mofers, Frans; Hermans, Henry; Verjans, Steven; Gorissen, Chantal

    2010-01-01

    Het deelproject eBooks heeft zich tot hoofddoel gesteld mogelijkheden tot uitlevering van cursusmaterialen via eBooks verder te onderzoeken en te beproeven. Meer specifiek zijn de volgende doelen geformuleerd: 1. Het onderzoeken en monitoren van markt van eReaders (‘apparaten’). 2. Het onderzoeken v

  2. E-book lending in digital libraries: systematic review

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    Mehdi Alipour-Hafezi

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is systematic review of e-book lending in digital libraries in order to identify the status of researches in e-book lending, exist research gaps, and their research methods. In this way, systematic review is used for study. Searching in databases in three steps finally showed 36 research resources to be studied. Findings demonstrate that researches on e-book lending are in progress and at the future this domain will be in the spotlight. Also findings showed that subjects such as e-book lending, business models and status of laws in e-book lending are the main fields that need more researches. Moreover study on research methods showed that most of the researches had done by quantitative approach and survey method.

  3. Promoting students' conceptual understanding using STEM-based e-book

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    Komarudin, U.; Rustaman, N. Y.; Hasanah, L.

    2017-05-01

    This study aims to examine the effect of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) based e-book in promoting students'conceptual understanding on lever system in human body. The E-book used was the e-book published by National Ministry of Science Education. The research was conducted by a quasi experimental with pretest and posttest design. The subjects consist of two classes of 8th grade junior high school in Pangkalpinang, Indonesia, which were devided into experimental group (n=34) and control group (n=32). The students in experimental group was taught by STEM-based e-book, while the control group learned by non STEM-based e-book. The data was collected by an instrument pretest and postest. Pretest and posttest scored, thenanalyzed using descriptive statistics and independent t-test. The result of independent sample t-test shows that no significant differenceson students' pretest score between control and experimental group. However, there were significant differences on students posttest score and N-gain score between control and experimental group with sig = 0.000(plearning approach is potential to be used as an alternative to triger the enhancement of students' understanding in science.

  4. Are We Ready for E-Books? Omani University Students' Uses and Perceptions of E-Books

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    Al Saadi, Khalid; Lane-Kelso, Mary; Al Hafeedh, Anisa; Al Sheithani, Zainab; Al Wishahi, Mariam

    2017-01-01

    As the presence of e-books on university campuses proliferate, it is crucial that we understand their role in students' lives. This research reports on a survey distributed to Sultan Qaboos University students and shares their perceptions of the use of e-books. The study used the quantitative approach to investigate the issues related to the uses…

  5. Modeling eBook acceptance: A study on mathematics teachers

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    Jalal, Azlin Abd; Ayub, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd; Tarmizi, Rohani Ahmad

    2014-12-01

    The integration and effectiveness of eBook utilization in Mathematics teaching and learning greatly relied upon the teachers, hence the need to understand their perceptions and beliefs. The eBook, an individual laptop completed with digitized textbook sofwares, were provided for each students in line with the concept of 1 student:1 laptop. This study focuses on predicting a model on the acceptance of the eBook among Mathematics teachers. Data was collected from 304 mathematics teachers in selected schools using a survey questionnaire. The selection were based on the proportionate stratified sampling. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) were employed where the model was tested and evaluated and was found to have a good fit. The variance explained for the teachers' attitude towards eBook is approximately 69.1% where perceived usefulness appeared to be a stronger determinant compared to perceived ease of use. This study concluded that the attitude of mathematics teachers towards eBook depends largely on the perception of how useful the eBook is on improving their teaching performance, implying that teachers should be kept updated with the latest mathematical application and sofwares to use with the eBook to ensure positive attitude towards using it in class.

  6. DIY eBooks: collaborative publishing made easy

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    Battle, Steve; Vitali, Fabio; Di Iorio, Angelo; Bernius, Matthew; Henderson, Tona; Choudhury, Manu

    2010-02-01

    Print is undergoing a revolution as significant as the invention of the printing press. The emergence of ePaper is a major disruption for the printing industry; defining a new medium with the potential to redefine publishing in a way that is as different to today's Web, as the Web is to traditional print. In this new eBook ecosystem we don't just see users as consumers of eBooks, but as active prosumers able to collaboratively create, customize and publish their own eBooks. We describe a transclusive, collaborative publishing framework for the web.

  7. Mobile Learning: Creation, delivery and evaluation of eBooks

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    Kalz, Marco; Ternier, Stefaan

    2012-01-01

    Kalz, M., & Ternier, S. (2012, 10 December). Mobile Learning: Creation, delivery and evaluation of eBooks. Workshop for TPG Academy and a South African Delegation, Heerlen, The Netherlands: Open Universiteit in the Netherlands.

  8. Mobile Learning: Creation, delivery and evaluation of eBooks

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    Kalz, Marco; Ternier, Stefaan

    2012-01-01

    Kalz, M., & Ternier, S. (2012, 10 December). Mobile Learning: Creation, delivery and evaluation of eBooks. Workshop for TPG Academy and a South African Delegation, Heerlen, The Netherlands: Open Universiteit in the Netherlands.

  9. There's life in the old e-book yet

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    Bryan, M

    2003-01-01

    "eBooks Corp has joined forces with Yale University and North Carolina State University in the US, Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia and nuclear research organisation CERN in Geneva to take textbooks online" (1/2 page).

  10. E-books: A Tale of Digital Disruption

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    Richard J. Gilbert

    2015-01-01

    ..., and the company promoted the Kindle e-reader and e-booksaggressively. The rapid adoption of e-books since the launch of the Kindle has become a focus of several controversies in the book industry. One issue is the extent to which e-books are substitutes for printed books, and thus whether they are driving brick-and-mortar sellers of printed books o...

  11. E-book usage: counting the challenges and opportunities

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    Angela Conyers

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Academic libraries are spending a growing proportion of their increasingly stretched budgets on e-books each year. Within this context, demonstrating a return on investment is imperative, but gathering data about e-resource usage is not always easy.    This article summarizes how libraries and library consortia are acquiring and evaluating e-books, how usage statistics feature within library workflows, the issues faced in doing so and the resulting impact of these issues on understanding usage and informing purchasing of new titles. Discussions with publishers indicate how usage data are being used within the organization, the requirements of customers and the challenges involved in providing usage data for e-books. Assessing and evaluating e-book usage is a complex and challenging task with processes and workflows in development. A transition from print to e-books represents a significant change for libraries, and the availability of reliable usage statistics to support purchase decisions is vital. The article is based on a series of case study interviews with representatives from a small cross-section of academic libraries, library consortia, publishers and aggregators.    This work is of interest to anyone with responsibility for creating, managing, developing, delivering and supporting usage statistics and standards for e-books.

  12. TEACHER CANDIDATES’ VIEWS ON E-BOOKS AND SCREEN READING

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    Nevin AKKAYA

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Today, it is a necessity to make use of information technologies in creating, distributing and accessing information resources. The electronic resources as products of the developing information technologies include bibliographical text databases, e-journals, e-books, open achieves and web sites. Today, Many printed material can be accesssed by electronically in readers. Furthermore, e-books have been increasingly preferred as a mode of reading because of its advantages such as portability, storage and rich content. Individuals who want to sustain their development on this mode of reading prefer screen reading. Because reading has become a necessity because of the developing information technologies. This study aimed to examine the views of students studying Turkish language teaching at an education faculty on e-books and screen reading. Action research, one of the qualitative research design, was used during the research. Data were analyzed by content analysis. Whereas 40.7% of the ones who have taken part in this study have expressed not knowing anything about e-books, 57.8% of the participants have claimed they have knowledge about the issue of e-books. 55.3% of the participants consider that e-books contribute to the habit of reading. 73% of the participants have expressed that they have no knowledge about screen reading.

  13. Education Faculty Students' Views About Use of E-Books

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    Murat YALMAN

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Parallel to technological developments, numerous new tools are now available for people’s use. Societies adapt these tools to their professional lives by learning how to use them. In this way, they try to establish more comfortable working environments. Universities giving vocational education are supposed to teach these new technologies to their students to help them become successful in their future profession. Books that serve as the basic sources of information for education faculty students are increasingly being transformed into e-books parallel to these new technologies. In line with these developments, identifying students’ approaches and preferences regarding e-book could help determine the needs regarding this type of new technologies. In line with this purpose, the present study aimed at determining the views and preferences of preservice teachers regarding e-book as well as their levels of general knowledge about this technology. The participants of the study were 1179 students attending an education faculty (660 female, 519 male. In the study, qualitative and quantitative methods were used together. The results revealed that the students did not have sufficient knowledge about e-book and that they regarded any digital source on the Internet as e-book. Of all the participating preservice teachers, only 6% of them had sufficient knowledge about e-book.

  14. Old Books and E-Books

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    Darnton, Robert

    2007-01-01

    The crisis in academic publishing has reached a point where young scholars in many fields of the humanities may no longer be able to communicate their research in the time-honoured manner - that is, in the form of a traditional codex printed by a university press. Sooner or later, most monographs will probably have to be published on the Internet. What form will they take? A tentative answer to that question is provided by a sketch for an electronic book about publishing and the book trade in...

  15. E-book purchasing: the Open University’s experience

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    Sharon Duan

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The Open University’s Library Service has witnessed a huge shift away from print in order to at first drive and then meet the growing demand for e-books. Processes and workflows have grown responsively and almost organically as Library staff strive to manage this change operationally on what has felt like an internal and external landscape of shifting sands. This article presents a case study that discusses issues faced by Open University Library Services around the acquisition of e-books and some of the ways that these issues have been, and continue to be addressed. It concludes that the best solution to meet future demand for e-books from students, tutors and researchers lies in the collective expression of requirements and collaborative provision of solutions across all relevant sectors of the information supply chain.

  16. E-books: nurse faculty use and concerns.

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    Abell, Cathy H; Garrett-Wright, Dawn

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify nurse educators' stage of concern regarding e-books and examine relationships between stage of concern and demographic variables. The use of e-books is growing, and nursing faculty must be prepared to use this evolving technology. A descriptive design was used with a convenience sample of 50 nurse educators attending a professional conference. Data were collected using a demographic questionnaire and the Stages of Concern (SoC) questionnaire. Sixty-four percent of participants' first high stage was Stage 0 (awareness); 22 percent had a first high stage of Stage 1 (informational). Using ordinal regression, no statistical significance was noted with the highest Stage of Concern and age (p = .431) or experience as a nurse educator (p = .893). Findings indicate low usage, faculty concerns, and the need for ongoing education regarding e-books.

  17. Who are the winners? E-book consortial purchasing

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    Hazel Woodward

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The e-book consortia pilot project was funded by Jisc Collections during 2012/2013 and managed by Information Power Ltd. The aim of the project was to see if there is an effective way to purchase e-books on a title-by-title basis with a collaborative group of academic libraries. The project explored a range of questions including: did all books receive sufficient use to provide value for money for libraries; how such an initiative could be equitably funded by libraries; how much would publishers charge; what benefits there would be for participating publishers; and how it would be managed. The project focused on engineering e-books, and usage data and cost data was collected and analysed in depth.

  18. EPUB Editor. Autoproduzione di e-book come esperienza didattica.

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    Francesco Leonetti

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available La sostanziale differenza tra book ed e-book è data dal fatto che nel libro cartaceo (book, il contenuto e il “dispositivo di lettura” sono integrati, mentre l’e-book distingue il contenuto (file dal dispositivo utilizzato per fruirlo. Oltre a ciò, la tecnologia digitale consente di esplorare forme espressive del tutto inedite rispetto alla carta, che non sono date solo dalla multimedialità e interattività, ma anche da aspetti funzionali dei dispositivi digitali e dello “status” digitale del contenuto per molti versi non ancora del tutto attuati ed implementati. Il formato EPUB, meglio di altri, consente di applicare queste peculiarità ad un e-book e di svilupparlo in modo semplice ed immediato tramite uno degli strumenti autore disponibili sul mercato, quale, ad esempio, EPUB Editor, un tool online particolarmente utilizzato in contesto scolastico e didattico, di cui vengono dati esempi di lavori realizzati.

  19. Understanding E-Book Continuance Intention: Empirical Evidence from E-Book Users in a Developing Country.

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    Maduku, Daniel K

    2017-01-01

    The book publishing industry is going through radical transformations that are driven by recent developments in information systems (IS). E-books are merely one of these developments. Notwithstanding the projections in the growth of e-book use, producers of these products contend with the issue of building user retention and loyalty through continued use. Extending the technology acceptance model (TAM), this study examined the impact of factors of perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, social influence, and facilitating conditions on e-book continuance intention among users. The subjects of this study were 317 students from five higher institutions of learning in South Africa. Empirical testing of the research model was carried out using structural equation modeling. The results indicate that 42 percent of the variance in e-book users' continuance intention is explained by perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, and social influence. Interestingly, facilitating conditions have an influence, although indirectly, through perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, and social influence. The study not only contributes to the existing IS literature by extending the TAM to explain continuance intention in the e-book IS domain in a developing country but also makes recommendations to practitioners who attempt to foster continuous use of this technology.

  20. Design and fabrication of superconducting HEB mixer

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    WANG JinPing; LI YangBin; KANG Lin; WANG Yu; ZHONG YangYin; LIANG Min; CHEN Jian; CAO ChunHai; XU WeiWei; WU PeiHeng

    2009-01-01

    This paper describes the design and fabrication of superconducting hot electron bolometer (HEB)mixer based on ultra-thin superconducting NbN films. The high quality films were epitaxially grown on high resistance Si substrates. The device was fabricated by magnetron sputtering, electron beam lithography (EBL), reactive ion etching (RIE), lithography, and so on. The device's resistance-temperature (R-T) curves and current-voltage (I-V) curves were studied. The results of THz response of the device are presented. Y-factor technique was used to measure the device's noise temperature. When the device was irradiated with a laser radiation of 2.5 THz, the obtained lowest noise temperature of the device was 2213 K.

  1. New Consortial Model for E-Books Acquisitions

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    Swindler, Luke

    2016-01-01

    E-books constitute major challenges for library collections generally and present fundamental problems for consortial collection development specifically. The Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) and Oxford University Press (OUP) have created a mutually equitable and financially sustainable model for the consortial acquisition of e-books…

  2. Metadata and Providing Access to e-Books

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    Vasileiou, Magdalini; Rowley, Jennifer; Hartley, Richard

    2013-01-01

    In the very near future, students are likely to expect their universities to provide seamless access to e-books through online library catalogues and virtual learning environments. A paradigm change in terms of the format of books, and especially textbooks, which could have far-reaching impact, is on the horizon. Based on interviews with a number…

  3. A portable eBook reader for the blind.

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    Velazquez, Ramiro; Hernandez, Hermes; Preza, Enrique

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents the design and first prototype of the TactoBook system, a novel concept of reading assistive device that aims to make eBooks accessible to the blind. The TactoBook consists of a computer-based software translator that converts fast and automatically any eBook into Braille. The Braille version of the eBook is then encrypted as a file and stored in a USB memory drive which is later inserted and reproduced in a compact, lightweight, and highly-portable tactile terminal. Braille readers can store multiple eBooks in the same USB and access/reproduce them in the tactile terminal without this being plugged to a computer. The first Braille terminal developed is a 10-cell prototype based on a piezoelectric ultrasonic actuation approach. Its overall performance is quite similar to the one obtained with traditional Braille terminals. However, unlike them, the full device is only 1 kg mass and its compact dimensions (20 × 15 × 10 cm) make it easily carried by the user. A technical overview of all subsystems is presented and discussed.

  4. The e-book phenomenon: a disruptive technology

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    Tom D. Wilson

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The emergence of the e-book as a major phenomenon in the publishing industry is of interest, world-wide. The English language market, with Amazon.com as the major player in the market may have dominated attention, but the e-book has implications for many other languages and book markets. The pre-e-book publishing world can be seen as a system in which authors delivered texts to publishers, who evaluated, edited, printed and distributed the published text to bookshops and thence to libraries and individual readers. This process has been going on since Gutenberg’s re-invention of movable type in about 1439 (following its original invention in China in the 9th century, and the use of metallic type in Korea in 1234, in other words, for about the past 550 years. The invention of movable type was an instance of a disruptive technology: eventually putting monastic scribes out of business altogether. Similarly, the e-book has the potential to disrupt the processes for the production, distribution and use of authorial texts, and is already in the process of doing so. First, the phenomenon of self-publishing has emerged as a serious contender to the more formal process; secondly, publishers may derive significant economic benefit from the reduction in printing and distribution costs, as well as the ability to sell directly to the consumer through their own Websites; thirdly, the impact on booksellers may result in a further reduction in the number of independent stores – a decline already in process as a result of online bookselling; fourthly, user demand is resulting in libraries wrestling with the problems of how to manage e-books within their collection development and management processes; and, finally, the behaviour of readers is changing as the devices available for using e-books become more numerous and cheaper. Only someone blessed with absolute certainty in forecasting the future can know exactly how things will change, but there is little

  5. Engaging EFL Students in E-Books Using Reader-Response Theory

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    Chou, I-Chia

    2015-01-01

    E-book reading is generally considered suboptimal because people engaging in e-book reading tend to browse through digital texts. As a result, studies concerning students' e-book preference in academic contexts have shown that students less prefer using e-books than hardcopy books when engaging in academic reading which is considered intensive…

  6. Engaging EFL Students in E-Books Using Reader-Response Theory

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    Chou, I-Chia

    2015-01-01

    E-book reading is generally considered suboptimal because people engaging in e-book reading tend to browse through digital texts. As a result, studies concerning students' e-book preference in academic contexts have shown that students less prefer using e-books than hardcopy books when engaging in academic reading which is considered intensive…

  7. Analysis of User Preferences for Management and Search Features in E-book Reader Libraries in Smartphone Environments

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    Mihye Kim

    2015-01-01

    ... of downloaded e-books in an e-book reader library. However, there are comparatively few features for e-book management and search in most e-book reader libraries, particularly in smartphone environments...

  8. Why Aren't E-Books Gaining More Ground in Academic Libraries? E-Book Use and Perceptions: A Review of Published Literature and Research

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    Slater, Robert

    2010-01-01

    E-books have yet to assume a significant place in academic library collections. This article focuses on extracting common themes from the literature that might help the reader better understand why e-books have not yet become the cornerstone of the academic library. Patrons do not use e-books because they find the experience of using e-books…

  9. Open Access e-books come into play

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    Tullio Basaglia

    2015-01-01

    According to the Directory of Open Access Journals, more than 10,000 journals are available on an open access (OA) basis. Building on this success, e-books are also now becoming available under this popular publishing scheme, proving that open access is steadily gaining momentum in scholarly scientific communication.   The economic model is largely inspired by well-established experience in the publishing of articles, and several publishers have expanded their OA programmes to include books. Today, negotiations with such publishers make it possible for books to be available with an appropriate licence, according to which the authors retain copyright while the content can be freely shared and reused, provided the author is credited appropriately. The introduction of e-books, in addition to expanding the diffusion of the written word and the relevant content, helps avoid the costs of the production and distribution of paper books that result in high prices for titles, making them accessible only to li...

  10. Instrumentation for Measurement: a bilingual lab e-book

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    Maria Teresa Restivo; Fernando Gomes Almeida; Maria Fátima Chouzal; Joaquim Mendes; António Mendes Lopes

    2007-01-01

    Instrumentation for Measurement is a relevantsubject in any engineering curriculum. Based on seven years experience in teaching this topic to mechanical engineering students at Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, the authors have prepared an e-book that presents a set of thirteen experimental modules on physical measurements, calibration procedures and metrological concepts. A modular structure permits the most convenient selection according to any course objectives. For each mo...

  11. Art history e-book: problems and prospects

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    Sara Serafini

    2010-01-01

    La storia dell’arte, date le sue connotazioni interdisciplinari, è una delle materie umanistiche che può prestarsi meglio a nuove metodologie di insegnamento che utilizzino la tecnologia come strumento didattico. Può essere infatti insegnata attraverso pratiche comunicative incentrate sulla multimedialità, divenendo un contenitore ideale di stimoli che proprio nella trasmissione tecnologica possono essere potenziati. Nel contributo che segue verranno presentate alcune riflessioni sugli e-book...

  12. E-book Collections in Academic Libraries of Metropolitan Tehran

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    Sepideh Fahimifar

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available In the present age users not only need to have access information, but they need to have access as fast and as easy as possible. This is one of the reasons that has intensified the current ICT applications and the growing need for it. Today not only countless journals are published in electronic format side by side with their printed versions, but numerous books on diverse subjects are published elecrtronically. To better serve their patrons, academic libraries should also collect electronic books along with printed resources. Managers of academic libraries must consider acquisition of various types of electronic books and provision of facilities for accessing. The present paper initially offers the definitions offered with respect to e-books as well as the workshops held globally, researches carried out in academic libraries as well as the categories of information contained in e-books. It would then investigates the various types of e-books held in the academic libraries within metropolitan Tehran and describes the access method for students and patrons. A survey , using questionnaire as a data collection instrument, was conducted .

  13. E-book aggregators: new services in electronic publishing

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    Tomislav Jakopec

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper provides the results of the case study conducted on a sample of 17 websites that identify themselves as e-book aggregators, five platforms for content publishing and 16 websites that present themselves as e-book distributors. While conducting the case study, the answers were sought to the questions about location of website, its owners, activities, distribution channels, services, partners, languages, content protection, scope of activities, number of authors and books, publishing areas, formats, etc. Based on the case studies, the results presented focus on the geographical distribution of the analyzed companies, distribution of companies according to the year in which they were established, distribution of companies by activity, the number of different input formats supported by aggregation companies, a separate service of conversion, output formats supported by aggregation companies, distribution on platforms and in bookstores, content protection options, possibilities of editing content in the cloud, models of payment for services, and other identified services. Based on the results of the study, a conclusion is made that e-book aggregation as a business model exists and that its further development will show the extent to which it is sustainable.

  14. E.books: ventajas e implementación

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    González Ramírez, María Reyes; Gascó Gascó, José Luis; Claver Cortés, Enrique; García Lillo, Francisco; Llopis Taverner, Juan; Marco Lajara, Bartolomé; Molina Manchón, Hipólito; Sabater Sempere, Vicente; Úbeda García, Mercedes; Zaragoza Sáez, Patrocinio del Carmen

    2013-01-01

    Los e.books, o libros electrónicos, dan respuesta a muchas de las necesidades planteadas en la educación superior del siglo XXI. Suponen restar cierto protagonismo a los libros impresos, que sólo permiten el aprendizaje a través de la lectura y la comprensión, y que son generalmente estáticos y poco interactivos. Por el contrario los libros-plataforma multimedia 2.0 tienen indudables ventajas sobre los convencionales: se pueden acceder desde diversos soportes (ordenador, tablet, smartphone…),...

  15. Free E-books Essays on Geography and GIS

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    Nedjeljko Frančula

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The ESRI publication ArcNews is the greatest edition among GIS publications. It is published four times a year in 750 000 copies, and there is also ArcNews Online. Its content relates to ESRI's activities and products. However, ArcNews has in recent years contained articles on trends in geography, geospatial themes and GIS written by university professors and scientists. Some of the articles were published as an e-book titled Essays on Geography and GIS in 2008.

  16. E-Books in Academic Libraries: Challenges for Acquisition and Collection Management

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    Walters, William H.

    2013-01-01

    This bibliographic essay examines the difficulties associated with the selection, licensing, acquisition, and management of e-books in academic libraries. The potential advantages of e-book technology are likely to be realized only to the extent that they advance the economic goals of e-book suppliers and are consistent with the legal framework…

  17. Reading for the Purpose of Responding to Literature: EFL Students' Perceptions of E-Books

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    Chou, I-Chia

    2016-01-01

    As electronic books continue to attract attention as a pedagogical tool in language classrooms, the impact that e-books are expected to have on higher education cannot be ignored. Despite the pervasiveness of e-book reading studies in higher education, most studies show that students' reactions to e-books are often negative. However, the effects…

  18. Reading for the Purpose of Responding to Literature: EFL Students' Perceptions of E-Books

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    Chou, I-Chia

    2016-01-01

    As electronic books continue to attract attention as a pedagogical tool in language classrooms, the impact that e-books are expected to have on higher education cannot be ignored. Despite the pervasiveness of e-book reading studies in higher education, most studies show that students' reactions to e-books are often negative. However, the effects…

  19. Perspectives on the Future of E-Books in Libraries in Universities

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    Vasileiou, Magdalini; Rowley, Jennifer; Hartley, Richard

    2012-01-01

    This article reports research into the perceptions and predictions of academic librarians regarding the future role and development of e-books, and e-book collections and services. A number of recent studies reported in the literature review indicate increasing interest in e-books. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 32 academic…

  20. Development of Producing and Using E-Books Competencies of Teachers in Chachengsao, Thailand

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    Plangsorn, Boonrat; Poopan, Siwaporn

    2017-01-01

    Using E-books can develop students' achievements and lead to meaningful learning. The purposes of this research were to develop competency in terms of the production and use of E-books on the part of teachers in Chachengsao, and to study the effects of using E-books in the instruction of teachers in Chachengsao. This study employed both…

  1. Learning Vocabulary through E-Book Reading of Young Children with Various Reading Abilities

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    Lee, Sung Hee

    2017-01-01

    Previous studies revealed that young children learn novel word meanings by simply reading and listening to a printed book. In today's classroom, many children's e-books provide audio narration support so young readers can simply listen to the e-books. The focus of the present study is to examine the effect of e-book reading with audio narration…

  2. The Perceived Impact of E-Books on Student Reading Practices: A Local Study

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    Gilbert, Julie; Fister, Barbara

    2015-01-01

    This study investigates the perceived impact of future e-book collections on student research and recreational reading habits at our institution through three questions: how students currently use library print collections, how students use e-books, and how these factors impact student perception of the effects of future library e-books on their…

  3. E-Books in Academic Libraries: Challenges for Acquisition and Collection Management

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    Walters, William H.

    2013-01-01

    This bibliographic essay examines the difficulties associated with the selection, licensing, acquisition, and management of e-books in academic libraries. The potential advantages of e-book technology are likely to be realized only to the extent that they advance the economic goals of e-book suppliers and are consistent with the legal framework…

  4. Availability and accessibility of e-books in Nigerian Nafisa Rabiu ...

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  5. The Perceived Impact of E-Books on Student Reading Practices: A Local Study

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    Gilbert, Julie; Fister, Barbara

    2015-01-01

    This study investigates the perceived impact of future e-book collections on student research and recreational reading habits at our institution through three questions: how students currently use library print collections, how students use e-books, and how these factors impact student perception of the effects of future library e-books on their…

  6. Validation of the Visitor and Resident Framework in an E-Book Setting

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    Engelsmann, Hazel C.; Greifeneder, Elke; Lauridsen, Nikoline D.; Nielsen, Anja G.

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: By applying the visitor and resident framework on e-book usage, the article explores whether the concepts of a resident and a visitor can help to explain e-book use, and can help to gain a better insight into users' motivations for e-book use. Method: A questionnaire and semi-structured interviews were conducted with users of the…

  7. The Safari E-Book Route through the ICT Jungle: Experiences at Hillingdon Libraries

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    Fernandes, Derrick

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The paper seeks to describe the provision of access to the Safari Tech Books collection of e-books at Hillingdon Libraries. Design/methodology/approach: Details are given of how the e-books collection is part of a broader range of e-information services provided by Hillingdon. Methods of searching for e-books are described, with…

  8. The Safari E-Book Route through the ICT Jungle: Experiences at Hillingdon Libraries

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    Fernandes, Derrick

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The paper seeks to describe the provision of access to the Safari Tech Books collection of e-books at Hillingdon Libraries. Design/methodology/approach: Details are given of how the e-books collection is part of a broader range of e-information services provided by Hillingdon. Methods of searching for e-books are described, with…

  9. Student-Led Development of an Interactive and Free Biochemical Methods eBook

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    Hill, Alyssa C.; Nickels, Logan M.; Sims, Paul A.

    2016-01-01

    An approach to create an interactive and inexpensive electronic book (eBook) for an undergraduate biochemistry laboratory course is presented. This approach featured the involvement of an undergraduate student in the lead role of designing and developing the eBook using Apple's iBooks Author application. The eBook, entitled "Introduction to…

  10. eBooks Corp partners with the home of the world wide web

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    eBooks Corporation announced that it is collaborating with leading international university and research libraries, including CERN, to develop an eBook lending platform. eBook Library or "EBL" is scheduled for release in select sites in September 2003 and will be officially launched in January 2004 (1/2 Ppage).

  11. The Perceptions of Users’ on eBook Readers’ Features

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    Erhan DELEN

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to investigate eBook reader (ER users’ perceptions on eBook readers’ features and explore how users’ opinions differ based on their personal characteristics. The sample of the study was 82 ER users who had at least a bachelor’s degree. In order to figure out the reasons of using ERs, participants were asked several questions about technical, mobility, and access features of ERs. The collected data was analyzed with t-test and ANOVA. As a result, it was found that mobility features of ERs are the most important reasons for users to prefer using an ER. When users’ personal characteristics were considered, it was found that, users who use an ER in daily basis or for an academic purpose, use ERs’ technical and access features more than other users. Results also show that users don't tend to use very specific features of ERs such as text to speech and printing

  12. The evaluation criteria of Persian academic e-books: Master students’ attitude at Alzahra University

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    Amir Ghaebi

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available The present study investigated users’ attitude toward evaluating Persian academic e-books. Survey research method was used and the data was collected by a supervised, paper-based questionnaire. The statistical population consisted of master students at Alzahra University which is familiar with e-book. Findings showed that delivery factor had the highest contribution in academic e-books evaluation. Meaningful chapter outline, possibility to read in offline mode, 24/7 accessible and remotely was found to be the strongest criterion influencing e-book selection. Altogether, twenty indicators have achieved the highest priorities selecting academic e-book.

  13. What Is Different about E-Books? A MINES for Libraries® Analysis of Academic and Health Sciences Research Libraries' E-Book Usage

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    Plum, Terry; Franklin, Brinley

    2015-01-01

    Building on the theoretical proposals of Kevin Guthrie and others concerning the transition from print books to e-books in academic and health sciences libraries, this paper presents data collected using the MINES for Libraries® e-resource survey methodology. Approximately 6,000 e-book uses were analyzed from a sample of e-resource usage at…

  14. E-Book Usability in Educational Technology Classes: Teachers and Teacher Candidates' Perception toward E-Book for Teaching and Learning

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    Shin, Sunghee

    2014-01-01

    This study was designed to enrich the learning experiences of in-service and pre-service teachers in two educational technology classes by adopting e-books as the course material. Graduate students were more positive about their e-book reading experience than undergraduate students, but, surprisingly, more undergraduates (63.6%) became interested…

  15. What Is Different about E-Books? A MINES for Libraries® Analysis of Academic and Health Sciences Research Libraries' E-Book Usage

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    Plum, Terry; Franklin, Brinley

    2015-01-01

    Building on the theoretical proposals of Kevin Guthrie and others concerning the transition from print books to e-books in academic and health sciences libraries, this paper presents data collected using the MINES for Libraries® e-resource survey methodology. Approximately 6,000 e-book uses were analyzed from a sample of e-resource usage at…

  16. E-Book Usability in Educational Technology Classes: Teachers and Teacher Candidates' Perception toward E-Book for Teaching and Learning

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    Shin, Sunghee

    2014-01-01

    This study was designed to enrich the learning experiences of in-service and pre-service teachers in two educational technology classes by adopting e-books as the course material. Graduate students were more positive about their e-book reading experience than undergraduate students, but, surprisingly, more undergraduates (63.6%) became interested…

  17. Validation of the visitor and resident framework in an e-book setting

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    Engelsmann, Hazel; Lauridsen, Nikoline; G. Nielsen, Anja

    2014-01-01

    Introduction. By applying the visitor and resident framework on e-book usage, the article explores whether the concepts of a resident and a visitor can help to explain e-book use, and can help to gain a better insight into users' motivations for e-book use. Method. A questionnaire and semi......-structured interviews were conducted with users of the Social Science Faculty Library, at the University of Copenhagen. Analysis. The empirical data were discussed on the basis of a modified e-book visitor and resident framework. Conclusion. The results showed that the framework can be applied to an e-book context...... and that it helped to investigate users' behaviour in a new light and to understand better some of the difficulties users meet when they interact with e-books. It is unclear how much the framework can be used to predict user's behaviour in relation to e-books and can ultimately prognoses usage trends....

  18. Validation of the visitor and resident framework in an e-book setting

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    Engelsmann, Hazel C.; Greifeneder, Elke Susanne; Lauridsen, Nikoline D.

    2014-01-01

    Introduction. By applying the visitor and resident framework on e-book usage, the article explores whether the concepts of a resident and a visitor can help to explain e-book use, and can help to gain a better insight into users' motivations for e-book use. Method. A questionnaire and semi......-structured interviews were conducted with users of the Social Science Faculty Library, at the University of Copenhagen. Analysis. The empirical data were discussed on the basis of a modified e-book visitor and resident framework. Conclusion. The results showed that the framework can be applied to an e-book context...... and that it helped to investigate users' behaviour in a new light and to understand better some of the difficulties users meet when they interact with e-books. It is unclear how much the framework can be used to predict user's behaviour in relation to e-books and can ultimately prognoses usage trends....

  19. From Picas to Pixels: An Astro 101 e-book

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    Shawl, Stephen J.; Byrd, Gene G.; Deustua, Susana E.; LoPresto, Michael C.

    2015-01-01

    What to do when a publisher discontinues publishing a textbook? That was the dilemma we were presented with. Given that we know we have a high quality product that can contribute to student understanding of science in general and astronomy in particular, and that significant efforts had already been expended on the project, we decided to self-publish, even knowing that the challenges, and the gamble in terms of time and personal expense, were great.Self publication provides an opportunity to produce an updated edition at great cost savings to students---something faculty often say is an important consideration in their choice of a book.We present the end result: a completed publication in various e-book formats and with links to the Discovering Astronomy Concept Videos made for the book. The Discovering Astronomy Activities Manual will again be available. Details of the book, a sample chapter, and other information are available at discoveringastronomy@weebly.com.

  20. From Picas to Pixels: An Astro 101 e-Book

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    Shawl, S.; Byrd, G.; Deustua, S.; LoPresto, M.

    2015-11-01

    What happens when a publisher discontinues publishing a textbook? That was the dilemma we were presented. Given that we know we have a high quality product that can contribute to student understanding of science in general and astronomy in particular, and that significant efforts had already been expended on the project, we decided to self-publish, even knowing that the challenges, and the gamble in terms of time and personal expense, were great. Self publication provides an opportunity to produce an updated edition at great cost savings to students— something faculty often say is an important consideration in their choice of a book. We discuss the many significant challenges, the greatest of which is marketing. We present the end result: a completed publication in various e-book formats and with links to the Discovering Astronomy Concept Videos made for the book (Figure 1). Details of the book, a sample chapter, and other information are available online.

  1. What's the use?: analysing student citations to provide new insights into e-book usage

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    Antony Groves

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available This article reports on a small-scale user-focused piece of research carried out at the University of Sussex. In an attempt to better understand the impact of e-books on student outputs, citation analysis was performed on coursework to identify the e-books that had been used. Of the students surveyed, 11.6% cited an e-book in their work and, for this particular group, EBL was found to be the most popular collection. However, cross reference with the Library discovery tool and Google revealed that e-books available from the web were cited more than those from library collections. Interviews uncovered a spectrum of usage, leading to the conclusion that a comprehensive e-book strategy is required that makes students aware of their benefits, equips them with the skills needed for effective use and increases the number of e-books available.

  2. A study of university student behaviors in using eBooks in Hong Kong

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    Hokyin Lai

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The adoption rate of eBooks has multiplied exponentially in University libraries. Libraries prefer buying eBooks rather than in-print books, mainly because of their low cost-structure and also because eBooks are easier to store. However, many library users still prefer to read in-print books, as compared to reading eBooks. This therefore leads to a potential mismatch between the expectations of the library and its users. This study aims to investigate the usage of eBooks in Universities in Hong Kong. The focus of this research is to analyze the behaviors of students using eBooks at Universities in Hong Kong. Their usage experience would be observed and examined in order to identify and discover a more sustainable system for the future development of eBooks in Universities in Hong Kong. In this study, a questionnaire has been utilized for collecting the experiences of students using eBooks. The results very clearly demonstrated that printed books are the preferential choice for most students, although they were willing to accept eBooks as a substitute for printed books. The concerns of students corresponding to acceptance of eBooks have been examined in this study. This study would be beneficial for academic libraries in Hong Kong, as it would provide valuable assistance in enhancing and refining their services and developing their collection of eBooks, through understanding and appreciating the behaviors of students who use eBooks.

  3. THE ACQUISITION OF E-BOOKS IN THE LIBRARIES OF THE SWEDISH HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

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    Franciso Javier Martínez Méndez

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Our aim is to compare the advantages and problems of e-book acquisition identified in research literature to those experienced by two Swedish university libraries. A literature review was used to identify the main issues related to acquisition of e-books by academic libraries. The data for comparison were collected through case studies in two Swedish universities. Document analysis, interviews and personal experience were used for data collection. The main drivers of e-book acquisition by Swedish academic libraries are the perceived needs of the users. E-books are regarded as potentially useful for solving some of the problems of library service. A number of challenges and problems identified by the participants in the case studies coincide with those that were derived from the literature review. The problems of e-book acquisition in academic libraries seem to be common to the economically strong Western countries. University librarians see certain advantages of e-books for their users and libraries. Publishers and academic librarians expect that e-books would not lose the advantages that printed books offered to them. Hence, publishers restrict the usage of e-books to ensure revenues as if from selling individual copies. Librarians try to regain the same level of control over e-book collections as for printed materials.

  4. Validation of the visitor and resident framework in an e-book setting

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    Engelsmann, Hazel; Lauridsen, Nikoline; G. Nielsen, Anja;

    2014-01-01

    -structured interviews were conducted with users of the Social Science Faculty Library, at the University of Copenhagen. Analysis. The empirical data were discussed on the basis of a modified e-book visitor and resident framework. Conclusion. The results showed that the framework can be applied to an e-book context...... and that it helped to investigate users' behaviour in a new light and to understand better some of the difficulties users meet when they interact with e-books. It is unclear how much the framework can be used to predict user's behaviour in relation to e-books and can ultimately prognoses usage trends....

  5. Demystifying the e-Book: What Is It, Where Will I Lead Us, and Who's in the Game?

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    Terry, Ana Arias

    1999-01-01

    Describes the features of an e-book, its limitations and technical concerns. Explores the e-book's place in the market and highlights several pioneering companies that have launched, or will soon, a number of e-book readers and e-reading software. Concludes with questions on effects of e-books in academic libraries, the publishing industry and…

  6. The Effects of Keyword Cues and 3R Strategy on Children's e-Book Reading

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    Liang, T.-H.

    2015-01-01

    Various studies have found that electronic books (e-books) promote learning, but few works have examined the use of e-books along with an adaptive reading strategy for children. The current study implemented a method to extract keyword cues from e-books to support e-book reading with the read, recite and review (3R) strategy, and then examined the…

  7. The Effects of Keyword Cues and 3R Strategy on Children's e-Book Reading

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    Liang, T.-H.

    2015-01-01

    Various studies have found that electronic books (e-books) promote learning, but few works have examined the use of e-books along with an adaptive reading strategy for children. The current study implemented a method to extract keyword cues from e-books to support e-book reading with the read, recite and review (3R) strategy, and then examined the…

  8. Comparison of E-Book Acquisitions Strategies Across Disciplines Finds Differences in Cost and Usage

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    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Carrico, S.B., Cataldo, T.T., Botero, C., & Shelton, T. Objective – To compare e-book cost-usage data across different acquisitions styles and disciplines. Design – Case study. Setting – A public research university serving an annual enrollment of over 49,000 students and employing more than 3,000 faculty members in the Southern United States. Subjects – Cost and usage data from 15,006 e-books acquired by the Library through packages, firm orders, and demand-driven acquisitions. Methods – Data was collected from publishers and vendors across the three acquisitions strategies. Usage, cost, and call number information was collected for the materials purchased via firm order or demand driven acquisitions and these were sorted into disciplines based on the call number assigned. Discipline, cost, and use were determined for each package collection as a whole because information on individual titles was not provided by the publishers. The authors then compared usage and cost across disciplines and acquisitions strategies. Main Results – Overall, e-books purchased in packages had a 50% use rate and an average cost per use of $3.39, e-books purchased through firm orders had a 52% use rate and an average cost per use of $22.21, and e-books purchased through demand driven acquisitions had an average cost per use of $8.88 and 13.9 average uses per title. Package purchasing was cost effective for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM materials and medicine (MED materials. Demand driven acquisition was a particularly good strategy for humanities and social sciences (HSS titles. Conclusion – There are differences between the acquisitions strategies and disciplines in cost and use. Firm orders had a higher cost per use than the other acquisitions strategies. Commentary This study examined cost per use across three acquisitions styles and three disciplinary groups. The results agree with studies from other institutions that have

  9. A Case Study of Student and Instructor Reactions to a Calculus E-Book

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    Bode, Martina; Khorami, Mehdi; Visscher, Daniel

    2014-01-01

    This article details the results of testing an e-book in two differential calculus classes. Although we, as math instructors, were drawn to the components of the e-book that promote conceptual understanding--such as the interactive figures--the students reported liking the assessment support most. We found that students were initially excited…

  10. Empowering Personalized Learning with an Interactive E-Book Learning System for Elementary School Students

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    Huang, Yueh-Min; Liang, Tsung-Ho; Su, Yen-Ning; Chen, Nian-Shing

    2012-01-01

    Today various types of tablet computers are used, including iPad and Android Tablets. These individual portable digital devices can be used as e-book readers to support mobile personalized learning. Though many studies have investigated e-books by targeting undergraduate students, yet less attention has been paid to children. Therefore, an…

  11. A Quantitative Features Analysis of Recommended No- and Low-Cost Preschool E-Books

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    Parette, Howard P.; Blum, Craig; Luthin, Katie

    2015-01-01

    In recent years, recommended e-books have drawn increasing attention from early childhood education professionals. This study applied a quantitative descriptive features analysis of cost (n = 70) and no-cost (n = 60) e-books recommended by the Texas Computer Education Association. While t tests revealed no statistically significant differences…

  12. Publishers' Responses to the E-Book Phenomenon: Survey Results from Three "Small Language" Markets

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    Wilson, T. D.; Maceviciute, Elena

    2016-01-01

    Introduction: This paper reports on a study of publishers' attitudes towards e-books in the context of the global situation of e-book publishing. Comparative data are drawn from a replication of a survey carried out in Sweden, in Lithuania and in Croatia. Method: A self-completed questionnaire survey was undertaken, offering respondents the choice…

  13. A Case Study of Student and Instructor Reactions to a Calculus E-Book

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    Bode, Martina; Khorami, Mehdi; Visscher, Daniel

    2014-01-01

    This article details the results of testing an e-book in two differential calculus classes. Although we, as math instructors, were drawn to the components of the e-book that promote conceptual understanding--such as the interactive figures--the students reported liking the assessment support most. We found that students were initially excited…

  14. Scholarly Use of E-Books in a Virtual Academic Environment: A Case Study

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    Ahmad, Pervaiz; Brogan, Mark

    2012-01-01

    From a fledgling technology with no proven business models, electronic books (e-books) have grown in importance usurping traditional formats as an acquisitions budget line in many academic library contexts. Business models include purchase, subscription, and pay per use. In academic and research libraries, web based e-book delivery is the dominant…

  15. Reading Engagement: A Comparison between E-Books and Traditional Print Books in an Elementary Classroom

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    Jones, Troy; Brown, Carol

    2011-01-01

    Electronic books (e-books) are gaining popularity for personal reading. Options for access to a large selection of book titles and "anytime/anywhere" reading choices have added to the increased use of e-books. For this study, 22 third-grade students completed satisfaction surveys and reading comprehension tests on three separate reading…

  16. Investigating Learner Attitudes toward E-Books as Learning Tools: Based on the Activity Theory Approach

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    Liaw, Shu-Sheng; Huang, Hsiu-Mei

    2016-01-01

    This paper investigates the use of e-books as learning tools in terms of learner satisfaction, usefulness, behavioral intention, and learning effectiveness. Based on the activity theory approach, this research develops a research model to understand learner attitudes toward e-books in two physical sizes: 10? and 7?. Results suggest that screen…

  17. A National Survey of Early Adopters of E-Book Reading in Sweden

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    Bergström, Annika; Höglund, Lars

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: Reading literature is believed to be a cornerstone of democracy and good citizenship. With a decline in book reading and an increasing e-book market, it is of importance to follow the diffusion of e-book reading. Method: Data were collected in a large-scale, mail survey of the Swedish population aged 16 to 85 years conducted in 2012.…

  18. A Two-Step Model for Assessing Relative Interest in E-Books Compared to Print

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    Knowlton, Steven A.

    2016-01-01

    Librarians often wish to know whether readers in a particular discipline favor e-books or print books. Because print circulation and e-book usage statistics are not directly comparable, it can be hard to determine the relative interest of readers in the two types of books. This study demonstrates a two-step method by which librarians can assess…

  19. Investigating Learner Attitudes toward E-Books as Learning Tools: Based on the Activity Theory Approach

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    Liaw, Shu-Sheng; Huang, Hsiu-Mei

    2016-01-01

    This paper investigates the use of e-books as learning tools in terms of learner satisfaction, usefulness, behavioral intention, and learning effectiveness. Based on the activity theory approach, this research develops a research model to understand learner attitudes toward e-books in two physical sizes: 10? and 7?. Results suggest that screen…

  20. Evaluation Criteria for Interactive E-Books for Open and Distance Learning

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    Bozkurt, Aras; Bozkaya, Mujgan

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this mixed method study is to identify evaluation criteria for interactive e-books. To find answers for the research questions of the study, both quantitative and qualitative data were collected through a four-round Delphi study with a panel consisting of 30 experts. After that, a total of 20 interactive e-books were examined with…

  1. A Study on Reading Printed Books or E-Books: Reasons for Student-Teachers Preferences

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    Tosun, Nilgun

    2014-01-01

    This study tried to determine the preferences of student-teachers on reading printed books or e-books and the reasons for these preferences. Reading printed books and e-books preferences of students are discussed in terms of gender and department variables. 258 student-teachers who are studying in Computer Education and Instructional Technologies…

  2. Contradictions and Consensus--Clusters of Opinions on E-Books

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    Shrimplin, Aaron K.; Revelle, Andy; Hurst, Susan; Messner, Kevin

    2011-01-01

    Q methodology was used to determine attitudes and opinions about e-books among a group of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates at Miami University of Ohio. Oral interviews formed the basis for a collection of opinion statements concerning e-books versus print. These statements were then ranked by a second group of research participants.…

  3. Not All on the Same Page: E-Book Adoption and Technology Exploration by Seniors

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    Quan-Haase, Anabel; Martin, Kim; Schreurs, Kathleen

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: This paper aims to understand the adoption of e-books and e-readers by persons aged sixty and above. This includes an investigation into where seniors are in the stages of e-book adoption. Method: Data were collected through semi-structured interviews in a mid-size city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Analysis: Interviews were…

  4. It's Time to Turn the Digital Page: Preservice Teachers Explore E-Book Reading

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    Larson, Lotta C.

    2013-01-01

    This article describes what happened when 49 preservice teachers participated in an e-book reading experience in order to prepare them to teach with e-books in K-12 classrooms. In addition to examining the preservice teachers' digital reading behaviors and dispositions, this manuscript also examines reader factors and text factors of digital texts…

  5. The Acquisition of E-Books in the Libraries of the Swedish Higher Education Institutions

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    Maceviciute, Elena; Borg, Martin; Kuzminiene, Ramune; Konrad, Katie

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: Our aim is to compare the advantages and problems of e-book acquisition identified in research literature to those experienced by two Swedish university libraries. Method: A literature review was used to identify the main issues related to acquisition of e-books by academic libraries. The data for comparison were collected through…

  6. The Social & Mobile Learning Experiences of Students Using Mobile E-Books

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    Kissinger, Jeff S.

    2013-01-01

    This research was designed to explore the learning experiences of state college students using mobile electronic textbook (e-book) readers. The purpose of the study was to build a rich description of how students used e-books delivered on mobile computing devices for college-level, introductory

  7. A Quantitative Features Analysis of Recommended No- and Low-Cost Preschool E-Books

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    Parette, Howard P.; Blum, Craig; Luthin, Katie

    2015-01-01

    In recent years, recommended e-books have drawn increasing attention from early childhood education professionals. This study applied a quantitative descriptive features analysis of cost (n = 70) and no-cost (n = 60) e-books recommended by the Texas Computer Education Association. While t tests revealed no statistically significant differences…

  8. Assessing the User Experience of E-Books in Academic Libraries

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    Zhang, Tao; Niu, Xi; Promann, Marlen

    2017-01-01

    We report findings from an assessment of e-book user experience (search and information seeking) from usage data and user tests. The usage data showed that most reading sessions were brief and focused on certain pages, suggesting that users mainly use e-books to find specific information. The user tests found that participants tended to use…

  9. E-Books in Public School Libraries: Are We There Yet?

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    Rothman, Allison

    2017-01-01

    Demands for school technology innovations, implementation of 1:1 device models, and increased interest in digital media highlight complicated issues such as funding, equity, and decision making for e-book collection development and programming in school libraries. School librarians considering purchase of e-books for school libraries still cannot…

  10. Integrating E-Books into Science Teaching by Preservice Elementary School Teachers

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    Lai, Ching-San

    2016-01-01

    This study aims to discuss the issues of integrating e-books into science teaching by preservice elementary school teachers. The study adopts both qualitative and quantitative research methods. In total, 24 preservice elementary school teachers participated in this study. The main sources of research data included e-books produced by preservice…

  11. Crowdsourcing e-book accessibility information and the impact on staff development

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    Victoria Dobson

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available For students with print impairments, e-books offer great potential to remove barriers to information. However, for various reasons, not all e-books are fully accessible. Significant variability exists between different platforms and titles. To benchmark e-book accessibility, a group of library and disability professionals across the UK higher education sector organized a crowdsourced e-book accessibility audit, using simple criteria to capture end-user experiences. The audit can act as a framework for librarians and e-book providers to discuss accessibility and effect improvements. This audit was of 275 e-books from 65 publishers across 44 platforms, resulting in an interactive spreadsheet on the project website and individual feedback reports for each platform. Most of the volunteer auditors had little accessibility expertise so a by-product of the process was training to introduce key accessibility concepts and support for those using the audit tool. This paper explores the process, including key findings from a follow-up questionnaire for testers. The results indicate increased awareness of e-book accessibility and empathy for disabled learners and an appetite for further training, in particular using e-books with screen reading and text-to-speech software. The study suggests crowdsourced research can be highly effective on multiple levels.

  12. Inconsistencies between Academic E-Book Platforms: A Comparison of Metadata and Search Results

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    Wiersma, Gabrielle; Tovstiadi, Esta

    2017-01-01

    This article presents the results of a study of academic e-books that compared the metadata and search results from major academic e-book platforms. The authors collected data and performed a series of test searches designed to produce the same result regardless of platform. Testing, however, revealed metadata-related errors and significant…

  13. Validation of the visitor and resident framework in an e-book setting

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    Engelsmann, Hazel C.; Greifeneder, Elke Susanne; Lauridsen, Nikoline D.;

    2014-01-01

    and that it helped to investigate users' behaviour in a new light and to understand better some of the difficulties users meet when they interact with e-books. It is unclear how much the framework can be used to predict user's behaviour in relation to e-books and can ultimately prognoses usage trends....

  14. It's Time to Turn the Digital Page: Preservice Teachers Explore E-Book Reading

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    Larson, Lotta C.

    2013-01-01

    This article describes what happened when 49 preservice teachers participated in an e-book reading experience in order to prepare them to teach with e-books in K-12 classrooms. In addition to examining the preservice teachers' digital reading behaviors and dispositions, this manuscript also examines reader factors and text factors of digital texts…

  15. Cataloguing E-Books in UK Higher Education Libraries: Report of a Survey

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    Belanger, Jacqueline

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss the results of a 2006 survey of UK Higher Education OPACs in order to provide a snapshot of cataloguing practices for e-books. Design/methodology/approach: The OPACs of 30 UK HE libraries were examined in July/August 2006 to determine which e-books were catalogued, and the level of cataloguing…

  16. STUDENT’S PERCEPTION OF E-BOOKS IN NIGERIA UNIVERSITIES LIBRARY

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    Owajeme Justice Ofua

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to study the student‘s perception of e-books in Universities library in Nigeria. The descriptive survey design was adopted for this study and the instrument for data collection was the questionnaire, which was designed to obtain information from students in the universities library in South-West zone of Nigeria. The purposive sampling technique was adopted in selecting 12 universities library which met the criteria for the study being fully computerized with functional internet access. The author found that students are aware of what e-books are, and the major mode of reading them is on the screen, while the main purpose of using e-book is to find material and facilitate research. The following features of e-books were the major factor while students make use of it; searchable, available round the clock etc. hyperlink, e-book reader support, were the major problems encountered while using e-books. The following recommendations were made; more e-book should be acquired, creating a separate e-book collection, viewing facilities should be freely provided among others.

  17. Scholarly Use of E-Books in a Virtual Academic Environment: A Case Study

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    Ahmad, Pervaiz; Brogan, Mark

    2012-01-01

    From a fledgling technology with no proven business models, electronic books (e-books) have grown in importance usurping traditional formats as an acquisitions budget line in many academic library contexts. Business models include purchase, subscription, and pay per use. In academic and research libraries, web based e-book delivery is the dominant…

  18. Personality Traits as Factors Affecting E-Book Adoption among College Students: Does Personality Matter?

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    Nurkaliza Bt Khalid

    2013-01-01

    Electronic materials such as e-book have become increasingly accepted as learning tools in the classroom nowadays. This study investigated the relationships between the big five personality traits: conscientiousness, agreeableness, neuroticism, openness to experience, and extroversion with e-book adoption among college students. Pearson Product Moment Correlation and Multiple Regressions were conducted to analyze the data. Results revealed statistically significant relatio...

  19. E-Book as Facilitator of Vocabulary Acquisition: Support of Adults, Dynamic Dictionary and Static Dictionary

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    Korat, Ofra; Levin, Iris; Atishkin, Shifra; Turgeman, Merav

    2014-01-01

    We investigated the effects of three facilitators: adults' support, dynamic visual vocabulary support and static visual vocabulary support on vocabulary acquisition in the context of e-book reading. Participants were 144 Israeli Hebrew-speaking preschoolers (aged 4-6) from middle SES neighborhoods. The entire sample read the e-book without a…

  20. Integrating E-Books into Science Teaching by Preservice Elementary School Teachers

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    Lai, Ching-San

    2016-01-01

    This study aims to discuss the issues of integrating e-books into science teaching by preservice elementary school teachers. The study adopts both qualitative and quantitative research methods. In total, 24 preservice elementary school teachers participated in this study. The main sources of research data included e-books produced by preservice…

  1. Scaffolding Students’ Independent Decoding of Unfamiliar Text with a Prototype of an eBook-Feature

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    Gissel, Stig Toke

    2015-01-01

    This study was undertaken to design, evaluate and refine an eBook-feature that supports students' decoding of unfamiliar text. The feature supports students' independent reading of eBooks with text-to-speech, graded support in the form of syllabification and rhyme analogy, and by dividing the word...

  2. READING ENGAGEMENT: A COMPARISON BETWEEN E-BOOKS AND TRADITIONAL PRINT BOOKS IN AN ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM

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    Troy Jones

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Electronic books (e-books are gaining popularity for personal reading. Options for access to a large selection of book titles and “anytime/anywhere” reading choices have added to the increased use of e-books. For this study, 22 third-grade students completed satisfaction surveys and reading comprehension tests on three separate reading sessions: one traditional print-based and two e-book titles. Indicators of reading engagement included motivation for independent reading and comprehension as measured by standardized tests on the print book and both e-books. Results showed that format was not as important as students’ identification with setting, characters, and theme of the book. Students did, however, indicate a preference for e-books when given the option of a wide selection of titles and the freedom to choose their own e-book. Students further indicated a preference for the amenities associated with e-book reading such as pop-up definitions and pronunciations of words, automatic page turning, and the option of read-aloud narration. The authors concluded that children quickly become comfortable with e-books and welcomed the technology. However, they are not completely ready to disregard print books.

  3. E-Book as Facilitator of Vocabulary Acquisition: Support of Adults, Dynamic Dictionary and Static Dictionary

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    Korat, Ofra; Levin, Iris; Atishkin, Shifra; Turgeman, Merav

    2014-01-01

    We investigated the effects of three facilitators: adults' support, dynamic visual vocabulary support and static visual vocabulary support on vocabulary acquisition in the context of e-book reading. Participants were 144 Israeli Hebrew-speaking preschoolers (aged 4-6) from middle SES neighborhoods. The entire sample read the e-book without a…

  4. Legibility difference between e-books and paper books by using an eye tracker.

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    Kim, Jung-Yong; Min, Seung-Nam; Subramaniyam, Murali; Cho, Young-Jin

    2014-01-01

    The aim of the study was to evaluate the difference in legibility between e-books and paper books by using an eye tracker. Eight male and eight female subjects free of eye disease participated in the experiment. The experiment was conducted using a 2 × 3 within-subject design. The book type (e-book, paper book) and font size (8 pt, 10 pt, 12 pt) were independent variables, and fixation duration time, saccade length, blink rate and subjective discomfort were dependent variables. In the results, all dependent variables showed that reading paper books provided a better experience than reading e-books did. These results indicate that the legibility of e-books needs further improvement, considering fixation duration time, saccade movement, eye fatigue, device and so on. This study evaluated the legibility difference between e-books and paper books from the viewpoint of readability, eye fatigue and subjective discomfort by using an eye tracker. The results showed that paper books provided a better experience than e-books. This indicates that the readability of e-books needs further improvement in relation to paper books.

  5. Beyond the traditional reading class: The application of an e-Book in EFL English classroom

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    Yoon, Tecnam

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The purposes of this study are to explore the effects of an e-book reading on the following aspects: 1 vocabulary increase over the experiment period, and 2 the changes of affective factors on learning English through an e-book. In this e-book based study, sixty two Korean elementary school students were given ten weeks of instruction and provided with e-book reading materials. In order to evaluate students’ vocabulary ability, pre- and post-tests were conducted with 30 questions. Also, pre- and post-surveys, interview and class observation were administered in order to measure the changes of affective factors. The results showed that: (1 with an e-book reading, vocabulary knowledge has increased; (2 the affective factors such as motivation and interest on reading and English learning have been remarkably elevated. This study proves that an e-book reading or teaching English with an e-book can be of benefit to ESL/EFL learners.

  6. Development of a Web Marketing Plan for an e-Book – Challenges and Opportunities

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    Alexandru CAPATINA

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we emphasize the benefits of e-books for the customers who are looking for international availability, acquisitions in real time, competitive prices and social responsibility from the part of the publishers; our most important contribution characterized by originality is the design of a web marketing plan model for e-books selling process, structured in the following sections: search of the specialized websites, characterized by a high traffic, where the potential customers of the e-books (the readers can be found, targeting the websites which sell e-books, design of the website dedicated to the e-book selling process, attraction of the potential customers using a free trial version of the e-book; implementation of the on-line media plan, promotion of the e-book within social networks and specialized forums and analysis of the indicators associated to the on-line media plan in order to assess the web marketing strategy.

  7. Elementary learners’ reading of e-books with different adaptive designs

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    Pei-Yu Wang

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to explore the impact of age and adaptive design on elementary students’reading of e-books. This study was a two-way experimental design where the first factor was learner age (4th and 5th grade and the second factor was e-book adaptive design (adaptive, non-adaptive visual, non-adaptive verbal. The e-books used in this study targeted six major classes of nutrients as content. This study was guided by the following question: Is there any interaction between age and e-book adaptive design on learning achievement (recall and transfer and learning motivation (attention, relevance and confidence? A sample of one hundred 4th and 5th graders participated in the study, and participants were randomly assigned into one of three groups. They were asked to do a pre-test first, and then they read their assigned e-books for twenty minutes. After they finished reading, they were given a post-test. The results showed significant interactions between age and the e-book adaptive design. For the 4th graders, the adaptive e-book group worked best in recall, transfer and attention scores. For the 5th graders, there was no significant difference among these three e-book designs. This revealed that the adaptive design is more critical for younger children. This study hoped to broaden theories on multimedia learning for young learners and serve as a reference for elementary school teachers and e-book designers.

  8. E-books in Astronomy — If You Buy It Will They Come?

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    White, M.

    2010-10-01

    Do astronomers want, need, or use online electronic books? At our large institution astronomers have access to a number of e-books, including monographs provided by various e-book vendors. After a marketing and promotion effort astronomers were surveyed on their use and awareness of the available resources, asking about their likes, dislikes and desirable features. Astronomers were queried about digital rights management (DRM) restrictions; did the ease and immediacy of remote electronic access to the content override the problems presented by DRM? Astronomers showed mixed responses to the e-book format. We need to seek continued user feedback as the Libraries' investment in online books grows.

  9. E-book recommender system design and implementation based on data mining

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    Wang, Zongjiang

    2011-12-01

    In the knowledge explosion, rapid development of information age, how quickly the user or users interested in useful information for feedback to the user problem to be solved in this article. This paper based on data mining, association rules to the model and classification model a combination of electronic books on the recommendation of the user's neighboring users interested in e-books to target users. Introduced the e-book recommendation and the key technologies, system implementation algorithms, and implementation process, was proved through experiments that this system can help users quickly find the required e-books.

  10. Personality Traits as Factors Affecting E-Book Adoption among College Students: Does Personality Matter?

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    Nurkaliza Bt Khalid

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Electronic materials such as e-book have become increasingly accepted as learning tools in the classroom nowadays. This study investigated the relationships between the big five personality traits: conscientiousness, agreeableness, neuroticism, openness to experience, and extroversion with e-book adoption among college students. Pearson Product Moment Correlation and Multiple Regressions were conducted to analyze the data. Results revealed statistically significant relationships between the personality traits (conscientiousness, agreeableness, openness to experience, extraversion and e-book adoption. Implications of the findings are also discussed.

  11. Vor Kindle: Die Anfänge des E-Books

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available E-Books gewinnen in Bibliotheken immer stärker an Bedeutung. In Bezug auf Erwerbung, Einarbeitung und Benutzung gibt es bei E-Books im Vergleich zu klassischen Print-Büchern allerdings große Unterschiede, von denen einige in diesem Artikel erläutert werden. Grundlegende technische Enwicklungen, die bei der Verbreitung der eletronischen Bücher eine wichtige Rolle gespielt haben, darunter historische und heute übliche Dateiformate sowie eine Übersicht über die ersten Lesegeräte bis hin zum Kindle, mit dem der E-Book-Reader den Durchbruch auf dem Mainstream-Markt schaffte, werden vorgestellt. Ein kurzer Überblick über drei wichtige Problemfelder, mit denen gerade Bibliotheken im Zusammenhang mit der steigenden Verbreitung von E-Books zu kämpfen haben (Lizenzierung, Kosten und Datenschutz, rundet den Beitrag ab.

  12. DEVELOPMENT OF INTERACTIVE E-BOOK BASED ON CHEMICAL REPRESENTATION REFER TO CURRICULUM 2013

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    L. Tania

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available This research aimed to develop an interactive e-book based representations of chemistry; describes the characteristics of the interactive e-book developed; the teachers responses in content suitability with curriculum and graphics aspects; and student responses in readibility aspects. The method used was research and development. The characteristics of interactive e-book: it was developed referring to the core competencies (KI and basic competence (KD in the curriculum 2013, allowed active interaction between students and e-book, completed with pictures, animations or videos in three levels of the chemical representation. Teachers’ responses to the content suitability and graphic aspects were very good with the percentage of each 98.46% and 97.5%. The students’ responses in readibility aspects was very good with percentage of 88.5%.

  13. Pemanfaatan Sigil Untuk Pembuatan E-Book (Electronic Book dengan Format EPub

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    Rahmat Hidayat

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    Full Text Available Memiliki koleksi buku yang berusia jutaan tahun akan membutuhkan biaya yang besar untuk merawatnya selain itu semakin banyaknya penulis menerbitkan buku-bukunya semakin banyak juga ruangan yang disediakan untuk menyimpan buku-buku tersebut. Dengan berkembangnya dunia teknologi, sekarang sudah ada buku digital atau lebih dikenal dengan elektronik book (e-book. E-book dapat dibaca dengan perangkat komputer, laptop bahkan perangkat seluler. Berbagai macam format e-book yang telah digunakan namun yang dapat menampilkan e-book sesuai dengan perangkat seluler dengan ukuran layar yang bervariasi adalah format electronic publication (epub. Jadi epub adalah standar format e-boook yang diperkenalkan oleh Intenational Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF pada oktober 2011 dengan aplikasi editornya sigil. Sigil adalah sebuah editor Open Source yang mudah didapatkan oleh semua penulis maupun pembaca.

  14. Tablet computers and eBooks. Unlocking the potential for personal learning environments?

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    Kalz, M. (2012, 9 May). Tablet computers and eBooks. Unlocking the potential for personal learning environments? Invited presentation during the annual conference of the European Association for Distance Learning (EADL), Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.

  15. DEVELOPMENT OF INTERACTIVE E-BOOK BASED ON CHEMICAL REPRESENTATION REFER TO CURRICULUM 2013

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    L. Tania

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available This research aimed to develop an interactive e-book based representations of chemistry; describes the characteristics of the interactive e-book developed; the teachers responses in content suitability with curriculum and graphics aspects; and student responses in readibility aspects. The method used was research and development. The characteristics of interactive e-book: it was developed referring to the core competencies (KI and basic competence (KD in the curriculum 2013, allowed active interaction between students and e-book, completed with pictures, animations or videos in three levels of the chemical representation. Teachers’ responses to the content suitability and graphic aspects were very good with the percentage of each 98.46% and 97.5%. The students’ responses in readibility aspects was very good with percentage of 88.5%.

  16. News from the Library: Springer e-books in Engineering and Mathematics - now at your desktop!

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    Users obviously expect library collections to be shaped to meet their information needs. Today, online systems have replaced the good old "Book Suggestion Register" to help readers provide libraries with input.   Moreover, e-books lend themselves by their nature to a trial period, whereby the needs and the potential usage of collections can be effectively measured. In this sense, the trial of Springer e-books on engineering done in October-November last year was extremely fruitful because it showed the interest of the community and provided us with essential feedback. Following that trial, the Library now provides access to a collection of Springer e-books on Engineering published in 2012 and 2013 and also on Mathematics (2010-2013). These collections complement the Springer Physics and Astronomy and "Lecture Notes in Physics" e-books series. As usual, your feedback is most welcome! Please contact us by e-mail.

  17. 破解eBook Edit Pro制作的电子图书

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    2004-01-01

    有些电子图书是需要注册的,否则试用期过后无法运行或某些关键页面不能阅读。制作这类电子图书的程序主要有eBook Edit Pro和eBook Workshop等程序。今天笔者给大家演示一下如何搞定eBook Edit Pro制作的电子图书的注册码!至于eBook Workshop等程序制作的电子图书,有兴趣的读者可自行研究。

  18. Tablet computers and eBooks. Unlocking the potential for personal learning environments?

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    2012-01-01

    Kalz, M. (2012, 9 May). Tablet computers and eBooks. Unlocking the potential for personal learning environments? Invited presentation during the annual conference of the European Association for Distance Learning (EADL), Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.

  19. The No Shelf Required Guide to E-book Purchasing A Library Technology Report

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    2011-01-01

    This issue of "Library Technology Reports" provides strategies, best practices, and case studies for meeting the unprecedented legal, technological, and vendor challenges that come with e-book purchasing.

  20. Expanding the Boundaries of Kindergartners' E-Book Reading: Metacognitive Guidance for E-Book Support among Young Children at Risk for Learning Disabilities

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    Shamir, Adina

    2017-01-01

    The increasing range and number of electronic books (e-books) available in the children's book market has motivated educators and researchers to investigate how well these platforms can contribute to advancing emergent literacy. Such research has nonetheless been conducted on a much smaller scale in the area of self-regulated learning (SRL) with…

  1. E-Books and New Library Service Models: An Analysis of the Impact of E-Book Technology on Academic Libraries.

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    Jantz, Ronald

    2001-01-01

    Analyzes the implications of electronic book technology (e-books) on academic libraries. Discusses new business models for publishers, including self-publishing, Internet publishing, and partnerships with libraries as publishers; impact on library services, including cataloging, circulation, and digital preservation; user benefits; standards;…

  2. HEBS: Histogram Equalization for Backlight Scaling

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    2011-01-01

    In this paper, a method is proposed for finding a pixel transformation function that maximizes backlight dimming while maintaining a pre-specified image distortion level for a liquid crystal display. This is achieved by finding a pixel transformation function, which maps the original image histogram to a new histogram with lower dynamic range. Next the contrast of the transformed image is enhanced so as to compensate for brightness loss that would arise from backlight dimming. The proposed approach relies on an accurate definition of the image distortion which takes into account both the pixel value differences and a model of the human visual system and is amenable to highly efficient hardware realization. Experimental results show that the histogram equalization for backlight scaling method results in about 45% power saving with an effective distortion rate of 5% and 65% power saving for a 20% distortion rate. This is significantly higher power savings compared to previously reported backlight dimming approa...

  3. Comparing Two Types of Text-Tracking Design for Young Learners' E-Books

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    Wang, Pei-Yu

    2013-01-01

    This study examined the impact of e-book text-tracking design on 4th graders' (10-year-old children's) learning of Chinese characters. The e-books used in this study were created with Adobe Flash CS 5.5 and Action Script 3.0. This study was guided by two main questions: (1) Is there any difference in learning achievement (Chinese character…

  4. Die E-Book-Umfrage an der UB Mannheim – Zusammenfassung der Ergebnisse

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    Kaiser, Jessica; Klein, Annette

    2011-01-01

    Im Dezember 2010 führte die UB eine Online-Umfrage zum Thema E-Books durch, um Anregungen für die Weiterentwicklung dieses Angebots insgesamt sowie Rückmeldungen zu der seit einigen Monaten im Test befindlichen Plattform "Dawsonera" zu bekommen, bei der E-Books zunächst "angelesen" und dann für eine elektronische Ausleihe angefragt werden können. Der Bericht fasst die wichtigsten Ergebnisse zusammen.

  5. Investigating the Status of Tablet Computers and E-Books Use of Open Education Faculty Students: A Case Study

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    Koçak, Ömer; Yildirim, Önder; Kursun, Engin; Yildirim, Gürkan

    2016-01-01

    The increase in tablet computers and e-books use brings to mind the question of how users benefited from these technologies. In this sense, the present study investigated the status of students' tablet computers and e-books use and the reasons why students prefer to use and not use of tablet computers and e-books. Students' study habits while…

  6. Paradoxes of cyberspace: why an e-book exists predominantly on paper

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    Miha Kovač

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper analyzes the failure of predictions from mid-nineties that an e-book will become more popular than a printed book. The author stresses that the reasons for this failure are predominantly economical and sociological and have much less to do with technological failures of e-book reading devices that it is popularly believed. Thebackbone of the book publishing process is the inseparable link between the contentand its carrier; on this basis, the publishers has become the gatekeepers of intellectualproduction and the authorship has become a profession. In e-publishing, the linkbetween the content and its carrier disintegrated; as a consequence, e-book publishingnever established itself in a form of successful business process. Additionally,throughout the last 500 years, the printed book established itself as the most appropriatemedia for dissemination and storage of the most sophisticated product of humanmind. The paper shows that the e-book lacks the necessary features to substituteprinted book in this role. However, regardless its dominance over e-book, the productionand marketing of printed books have become almost entirely digitized. As a consequence,instead of e-book readers, paper has become the most important carrier ofe-book content

  7. Maria Teater läheb kinni pärast festivali

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    Peterburi Maria Teater läheb 19. juulist 2006 remonti ja algab uue teatrihoone ehitus. Rahvusvahelise arhitektuurikonkursi võitnud supermodernistliku klaasist projekti autor on prantsuse arhitekt Dominique Perrault

  8. Tablet-Based eBooks for Young Children: What Does the Research Say?

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    Reich, Stephanie M; Yau, Joanna C; Warschauer, Mark

    2016-09-01

    Young children's use of electronic books (eBooks) is increasing as handheld touch screen devices, such as tablets, become increasingly available. Although older children's reading on tablets has been more broadly investigated, less is known about the impacts of digital reading for infant, toddlers, and preschoolers. This review compares the educational affordances of reading on tablets versus print books for young children's learning. A qualitative synthesis of research on tablet-based eReading and young children's learning from screens was conducted. When eBooks are designed well, preschool-aged children learn equally well and sometimes more than from print books. However, enhanced eBooks with sounds, animations, and games can distract children and reduce learning. When book-sharing with an adult, conversations during eBook reading are often about the platform while print book conversations are more often about the book content. For young children (0-2 yr), there is a paucity of research, but broader studies on learning from screens suggest limited educational benefits of tablet use for this age group. The authors recommend that (1) the selection of eBooks (especially enhanced eBooks) be thoughtful as games or animations that are not related to the story content can be distracting for young children, (2) adults share in the reading experience as discussions of the story, text, and characters have been found to enhance comprehension, language development, and print awareness, and (3) tablet eBook use be restricted for infants and toddlers, as they benefit more from face-to-face interaction with caregivers than from interactive screens alone.

  9. Open access e-books: the role of the institution

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    Paul Ayris

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This article explains the policy position taken by University College London (UCL in establishing the UCL Press. It sets the creation of the Press against the background of national open access (OA policy development in the UK. UCL Press, repatriated from a commercial provider, was relaunched as an OA press as part of UCL Library Services on 1 August 2013. The Press will publish both OA electronic journals and OA monographs, with a particular emphasis in the latter on the arts, humanities and social sciences. UCL is largely funding Press activity from its own internal funds, seeing OA as an opportunity rather than a threat.

  10. Getting started with demand-driven acquisitions for e-books a LITA guide

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    2015-01-01

    Thousands of e-books are published each year; and rather than holding steady, e-book prices are rising some 3.5% this year alone. With so many titles out there, how do you know which ones will actually circulate? Demand-driven acquisition (DDA) may be the answer for your library, and getting started needn t be daunting. This LITA Guide includes more than 200 criteria questions to help you develop a DDA e-book program that's right for your library, offering perspective on Why DDA is worth considering, and how it increases instant access to more e-books for library users while holding down overall library book purchasing cost increases Prioritizing goals to better negotiate with vendors Workflow with library services providers and e-book aggregators Managing trade-offs between staff time and direct costs Factors in policy decisions, such as single or multiple vendors, short term loans, and mediating purchases Using MARC records and discovery services Vendor reporting, cost per use, ...

  11. Using interactive multimedia e-Books for learning blood cell morphology in pediatric hematology.

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    Hsiao, Chih-Cheng; Tiao, Mao-Meng; Chen, Chih-Cheng

    2016-11-14

    This prospective study compares the use of interactive multimedia eBooks (IME) with traditional PowerPoint (TPP) for teaching cell morphology of blood and bone marrow. Fifty-one interns from three Taiwan medical schools training by a single teacher in the pediatric hematology department of Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan, participated in this study. 25 interns were allocated for training with a traditional PowerPoint atlas and 26 interns for training with an interactive multimedia eBook atlas. Learning outcomes were examined by pre-test and post-test using the CellQuiz of CellAtlas App. Attitudes and perceptions were collected by survey questions regarding interest, motivation and effectiveness. There was no difference in the pre-test scores between TPP and IME groups (mean score 27.0 versus 27.9, p = 0.807). However, the interns in the interactive multimedia eBook group achieved significantly better scores in the post-test than the ones in the PowerPoint group (mean score 103.2 versus 70.6; p < 0.001). Overall results of interest, motivation and effectiveness were strongly positive in the multimedia eBook group. Our data supports that interactive multimedia eBooks are more effective than PowerPoint to facilitate learning of cell morphology of blood and bone marrow.

  12. Development of educational image databases and e-books for medical physics training.

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    Tabakov, S; Roberts, V C; Jonsson, B-A; Ljungberg, M; Lewis, C A; Wirestam, R; Strand, S-E; Lamm, I-L; Milano, F; Simmons, A; Deane, C; Goss, D; Aitken, V; Noel, A; Giraud, J-Y; Sherriff, S; Smith, P; Clarke, G; Almqvist, M; Jansson, T

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    Medical physics education and training requires the use of extensive imaging material and specific explanations. These requirements provide an excellent background for application of e-Learning. The EU projects Consortia EMERALD and EMIT developed five volumes of such materials, now used in 65 countries. EMERALD developed e-Learning materials in three areas of medical physics (X-ray diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiotherapy). EMIT developed e-Learning materials in two further areas: ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. This paper describes the development of these e-Learning materials (consisting of e-books and educational image databases). The e-books include tasks helping studying of various equipment and methods. The text of these PDF e-books is hyperlinked with respective images. The e-books are used through the readers' own Internet browser. Each Image Database (IDB) includes a browser, which displays hundreds of images of equipment, block diagrams and graphs, image quality examples, artefacts, etc. Both the e-books and IDB are engraved on five separate CD-ROMs. Demo of these materials can be taken from www.emerald2.net.

  13. How to organize a maths e-book for vocational training schools

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    Damiano Trombini

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to examine the educational planning in order to realize a maths e-book which might be used by teachers in vocational training schools. Along with the analysis of the advantages and the efficiency that a teacher could obtain adopting this type of multimedia technology, this paper will also analyze how to organize and insert into an e-book resources which allow to implement instructional strategies such as flipped classroom, cooperative learning, peer tutoring and all the aspects relating to the learning evaluation. Come organizzare un e-book per l’insegnamento della matematica nelle classi prime di istituti ad indirizzo professionaleLo scopo di questo saggio è quello di esaminare la progettazione didattica per la realizzazione di un e-book per l’insegnamento della matematica nelle classi prime di istituti secondari di secondo grado ad indirizzo professionale. Unitamente all’analisi dei vantaggi e dell’efficacia che un docente potrebbe ottenere nell’avvalersi di questo tipo di tecnologia multimediale, si analizzeranno le modalità di organizzazione e inserimento nell’e-book di risorse che permettano di implementare strategie didattiche come la flipped classroom, cooperative learning e il peer tutoring, nonché gli aspetti che riguardano la valutazione dell’apprendimento.

  14. E-BOOK AND E-INVOICING PRACTICES FROM ACCOUNTING PRACTICES IN TURKEY

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    Full Text Available With the globalizing world countries have become influenced by each other. And also with the developments in the field of technology new applications have entered into the world of acconting. The most recent examples of these applications are e-book and e-invoice applications. E-invoice applications were first launched in the 2000s across the world. In Turkey, e-invoice applications were initiated by Electronic Invoice Registration System within the scope of e-government project in 2008. Afterwards, e-invoice has become mandatory for some taxpayers. Also e-book applications have taken place in the world of accounting as a continuation of e-invoice applications. In our study, e-book and e-invoice applications were examined.

  15. El e-book y la industria editorial española

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    Mercedes López Suárez; Julio Larrañaga Rubio

    2010-01-01

    A partir de una reflexión sobre el concepto de e-book, la investigación realiza una revisión bibliográfica y se aproxima a las previsiones del desarrollo del sector editorial en España, mediante un estudio comparativo. Como fuente de análisis se tomaron cifras de los años 2008 y 2009 que proporcionan numerosos informes del sector sobre hábitos de lectura, mercado editorial y oferta de e-books en España. Se presenta una caracterización de los lectores de libros impresos y de e-books, y se estu...

  16. A RESEARCH OF E-BOOK MARKET TRENDS: NORTH AMERICA AND THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY

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    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available AbstractPurpose: The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of research on the presence of the electronic book on the book market, its trends and developments as well as point towards the difficulties faced by all professions related to it in the countries of the European Community.Methodology / approach: This paper analyzes the domestic and foreign literature and explores the websites of companies that operate with e-books in order to get an overview of the actual state of business operations in the states mentioned in the text.Results: The emergence of the first online bookstores in the United States in the 20th century paved the way for the electronic book to enter the online market. Today, the e-book is an integral part of publishing, book trade and library activities worldwide. Economic indicators testify to a constant growth of revenues from the sale of electronic books on the book market and technology in the U.S. and Europe. This paper provides an explanation of the term electronic book and indicates the interest of many countries for its acquisition and application in order to keep up with the technological demands of the market.Research restrictions: E-book trends and business operations related to them are constantly changing. In terms of librarianship, this is most visible in public libraries as both one of the customers and as later distributors of e-books to users. In their business, new models constantly emerge together with their combinations and approaches to offering these new media.The originality: The issue of business operations in relation to the e-book is interesting to young people, libraries, publishers, authors, booksellers, etc.Contribution: This paper provides an overview of the most recent situation on the e-book market and can serve as the basis of some future researches.

  17. The Future of eBooks? Will Print disappear? An End-User Perspective

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    Ernst, Olaf; van der Velde, Wouter

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: Ebooks are a hot topic. Traditional book publishing, especially in the academic world, is changing at a rapid pace. The question on everybody's mind is what direction book publishing will take? Will print survive in the Google-generation, or is it destined to be totally replaced by eBooks? Springer publishes over 4000 book titles annually, which are converted into eBooks almost without exception. Being the market leader and innovator of a new business model in electronic books in the...

  18. E-book usage on a global scale: patterns, trends and opportunities

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    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available This study examines worldwide usage of over 600,000 e-books from EBL and ebrary. Using multiple modes of analysis, the study shows that there are variations in usage by geographic region as well as by subject. The study examines usage in relation to availability of titles, different types of usage per session, usage of the top ten percent of titles, and intensive and extensive use. These patterns can be used for benchmarking and as a model for local e-book studies.

  19. E-Books as a Support for Young Children's Language and Literacy: The Case of Hebrew-Speaking Children

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    Korat, Ofra; Shamir, Adina; Segal-Drori, Ora

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, we present a series of studies performed in the last decade that examined the contribution of e-books reading to the language and literacy of young Hebrew-speaking children. Children worked with two e-books designed by the researchers to achieve this aim. We present the effect of reading these e-books on the language and literacy of…

  20. E-Books in the Sciences: If We Buy It Will They Use It?

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    Nariani, Rajiv

    2009-01-01

    York University, Toronto, Canada has been acquiring e-books from different publishers and content providers. At present our University subscribes to electronic content from NetLibrary, ebrary, EBL, Oxford Scholarship Online, Oxford Reference Online, MyiLibrary, Safari, Springer, Oxford University Press, Knovel, Books24x7, Synthesis Engineering…

  1. E-Book Use by Students: Undergraduates in Economics, Literature, and Nursing

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    Hernon, Peter; Hopper, Rosita; Leach, Michael R.; Saunders, Laura L.; Zhang, Jane

    2007-01-01

    Faculty and students in economics, literature, and medicine (including nursing) are frequent users of e-books. This study examines search behavior and use patterns of undergraduates majoring in the three subjects. The findings have particular relevance for publishers, vendors, content aggregators, classroom instructors, and librarians promoting…

  2. E-Books in the Sciences: If We Buy It Will They Use It?

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    Nariani, Rajiv

    2009-01-01

    York University, Toronto, Canada has been acquiring e-books from different publishers and content providers. At present our University subscribes to electronic content from NetLibrary, ebrary, EBL, Oxford Scholarship Online, Oxford Reference Online, MyiLibrary, Safari, Springer, Oxford University Press, Knovel, Books24x7, Synthesis Engineering…

  3. El e-book y la industria editorial española

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    Mercedes López Suárez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A partir de una reflexión sobre el concepto de e-book, la investigación realiza una revisión bibliográfica y se aproxima a las previsiones del desarrollo del sector editorial en España, mediante un estudio comparativo. Como fuente de análisis se tomaron cifras de los años 2008 y 2009 que proporcionan numerosos informes del sector sobre hábitos de lectura, mercado editorial y oferta de e-books en España. Se presenta una caracterización de los lectores de libros impresos y de e-books, y se estudia el posicionamiento de la industria del libro español ante el libro electrónico, para concluir que el e-book tendrá un elevado crecimiento en el corto plazo, aunque se cree que no sustituirá al libro físico.

  4. An E-Book Hub Service Based on a Cloud Platform

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    Cheng, Jinn-Shing; Huang, Echo; Lin, Chuan-Lang

    2012-01-01

    Due to the constant performance upgrades and regular price reductions of mobile devices in recent years, users are able to take advantage of the various devices to obtain digital content regardless of the limitations of time and place. The increasing use of e-books has stimulated new e-learning approaches. This research project developed an e-book…

  5. An Enriched Multimedia eBook Application to Facilitate Learning of Anatomy

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    Stirling, Allan; Birt, James

    2014-01-01

    This pilot study compared the use of an enriched multimedia eBook with traditional methods for teaching the gross anatomy of the heart and great vessels. Seventy-one first-year students from an Australian medical school participated in the study. Students' abilities were examined by pretest, intervention, and post-test measurements. Perceptions…

  6. Service and the Millennial Business Student: The Motivating Influence of an E-Book Class Project

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    Arnold, William W.

    2017-01-01

    A commitment to voluntary service that benefits others was reinforced for students who authored an e-book on service as a class project in a senior business course. The immersive experience of writing short essays that focused on service shifted students' motivations toward service and solidified their intentions to continue with service after…

  7. From Print Texts to e-Books: The Changing Nature of Literacy

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    Larson, Lotta

    2013-01-01

    This article describes ways that e-books, a common form of technology, can be used to differentiate instruction, enhance literacy learning, and support Common Core State English Language Arts (ELA) Standards at the fifth-grade level. However, the strategies described can easily be adapted to suit a wide range of grade levels and instructional…

  8. Media Type Influences Preschooler's Literacy Development: E-Book versus Printed Book Reading

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    Kozminsky, Ely; Asher-Sadon, Revital

    2013-01-01

    Traditionally, children's books are in a printed format and shared book reading is done with an adult. In recent years, interactive E-books have become a common medium for children's books and shared book reading is diminishing. This study compared the contribution of book format to the development of literacy in kindergarten children. We…

  9. Media Type Influences Preschooler's Literacy Development: E-Book versus Printed Book Reading

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    Kozminsky, Ely; Asher-Sadon, Revital

    2013-01-01

    Traditionally, children's books are in a printed format and shared book reading is done with an adult. In recent years, interactive E-books have become a common medium for children's books and shared book reading is diminishing. This study compared the contribution of book format to the development of literacy in kindergarten children. We…

  10. Click, Swipe, and Read: Sharing e-Books with Toddlers and Preschoolers

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    Hoffman, Jessica L.; Paciga, Kathleen A.

    2014-01-01

    e-Books share some key features with traditional printed picture books, but also include distinct features such as live animation, interactive components, and the operation of the technology that require new approaches to shared reading with young children. The purpose of this paper is to better inform adults working with young children (teachers,…

  11. Improving e-book access via a library-developed full-text search tool*

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    Foust, Jill E.; Bergen, Phillip; Maxeiner, Gretchen L.; Pawlowski, Peter N.

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: This paper reports on the development of a tool for searching the contents of licensed full-text electronic book (e-book) collections. Setting: The Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) provides services to the University of Pittsburgh's medical programs and large academic health system. Brief Description: The HSLS has developed an innovative tool for federated searching of its e-book collections. Built using the XML-based Vivísimo development environment, the tool enables a user to perform a full-text search of over 2,500 titles from the library's seven most highly used e-book collections. From a single “Google-style” query, results are returned as an integrated set of links pointing directly to relevant sections of the full text. Results are also grouped into categories that enable more precise retrieval without reformulation of the search. Results/Evaluation: A heuristic evaluation demonstrated the usability of the tool and a web server log analysis indicated an acceptable level of usage. Based on its success, there are plans to increase the number of online book collections searched. Conclusion: This library's first foray into federated searching has produced an effective tool for searching across large collections of full-text e-books and has provided a good foundation for the development of other library-based federated searching products. PMID:17252065

  12. E-books didáticos nos ambientes de aprendizagem em rede

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Apresenta um estudo sobre a relação entre os e-books e o ambiente virtual de aprendizagem (AVA suportado por dispositivos eletrônicos conectados à Internet. O objetivo é evidenciar as possibilidades e as vantagens do uso de e-books. Trata-se do resultado decorrente de uma pesquisa exploratória e estudos bibliográficos, caracterizando no conjunto uma pesquisa descritiva de base qualitativa. Os e-books educativos podem ser paradidáticos, quando são usados na aprendizagem sem terem sido originalmente escritos para apoiar as aulas. O uso de e-book vinculado ao ambiente de aprendizagem suportado por dispositivo eletrônico e conectado à Internet revoluciona a ideia de espaço de atividades pedagógicas, incorporando ao processo recursos digitais como calculadora, mapas e localizadores guiados por satélite, além de todo o acervo de informações disponível na Internet. Entre outras soluções de comunicação e gestão, os espaços interativos de postagem das atividades permitem ainda o gerenciamento eficaz do percurso de aprendizagem dos estudantes.

  13. E-Books in the Early Literacy Environment: Is There Added Value for Vocabulary Development?

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    Roskos, Kathleen A.; Sullivan, Shannon; Simpson, Danielle; Zuzolo, Nicole

    2016-01-01

    Using a theory of affordances, this study examines the introduction of e-books into the early literacy environment as resources that can increase children's opportunity for learning vocabulary. Added value was observed under conditions of (1) book browsing, (2) instruction, and (3) a print-only condition. A total of 33 4-year-olds (18 boys, 15…

  14. Click, Swipe, and Read: Sharing e-Books with Toddlers and Preschoolers

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    Hoffman, Jessica L.; Paciga, Kathleen A.

    2014-01-01

    e-Books share some key features with traditional printed picture books, but also include distinct features such as live animation, interactive components, and the operation of the technology that require new approaches to shared reading with young children. The purpose of this paper is to better inform adults working with young children (teachers,…

  15. Are We There Yet?: A Longitudinal Look at E-Books through Students' Eyes

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    Hobbs, Kendall; Klare, Diane

    2016-01-01

    Starting in summer 2011, two librarians at Wesleyan University annually interviewed and directed usability studies with undergraduate students to determine how students interact with academic e-books. In 2014, the librarians used a campuswide quantitative survey to supplement these longitudinal qualitative findings. While students are increasingly…

  16. Improving e-book access via a library-developed full-text search tool.

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    Foust, Jill E; Bergen, Phillip; Maxeiner, Gretchen L; Pawlowski, Peter N

    2007-01-01

    This paper reports on the development of a tool for searching the contents of licensed full-text electronic book (e-book) collections. The Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) provides services to the University of Pittsburgh's medical programs and large academic health system. The HSLS has developed an innovative tool for federated searching of its e-book collections. Built using the XML-based Vivísimo development environment, the tool enables a user to perform a full-text search of over 2,500 titles from the library's seven most highly used e-book collections. From a single "Google-style" query, results are returned as an integrated set of links pointing directly to relevant sections of the full text. Results are also grouped into categories that enable more precise retrieval without reformulation of the search. A heuristic evaluation demonstrated the usability of the tool and a web server log analysis indicated an acceptable level of usage. Based on its success, there are plans to increase the number of online book collections searched. This library's first foray into federated searching has produced an effective tool for searching across large collections of full-text e-books and has provided a good foundation for the development of other library-based federated searching products.

  17. Online uitlenen van e-books door bibliotheken: verkenning juridische mogelijkheden en economische effecten

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    van der Noll, R.; Breemen, K.; Breemen, V.; Hugenholtz, B.; Brom, M.; Poort, J.

    2012-01-01

    Het uitlenen van e-books door openbare bibliotheken is in een groeiend aantal landen een realiteit. Dit rapport inventariseert deze praktijk en analyseert de juridische mogelijkheden voor en economische gevolgen van e-lending. In het economische deel van deze verkenning wordt onderzocht in welke

  18. LIS Students' Perceptions toward the Assimilation of E-Books in the Library: An Exploratory Analysis

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    Aharony, Noa

    2013-01-01

    The present study explores LIS students' perceptions toward the assimilation of e-books in the library. The research was conducted during the summer semester of the 2010 academic year in Israel and 144 students participated in the research. The study used three questionnaires: a personal details questionnaire, students' perceptions towards e-books…

  19. Ethical Issues of ICT Use by Teacher Trainers: Use of E-Books in Academic Settings

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    Kilickaya, Ferit; Krajka, Jaroslaw

    2015-01-01

    In an attempt to address the issue of ethics in ICT use by university teacher trainers, the current study aimed to investigate academics' downloading and sharing e-books as well as the reasons that led them to be involved in this piracy. The participants included 140 teacher trainers working at faculties of education in Turkey, and a questionnaire…

  20. Enhancing L2 Vocabulary Acquisition through Implicit Reading Support Cues in E-books

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    Liu, Yeu-Ting; Leveridge, Aubrey Neil

    2017-01-01

    Various explicit reading support cues, such as gloss, QR codes and hypertext annotation, have been embedded in e-books designed specifically for fostering various aspects of language development. However, explicit visual cues are not always reliably perceived as salient or effective by language learners. The current study explored the efficacy of…

  1. E-Books in the Early Literacy Environment: Is There Added Value for Vocabulary Development?

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    Roskos, Kathleen A.; Sullivan, Shannon; Simpson, Danielle; Zuzolo, Nicole

    2016-01-01

    Using a theory of affordances, this study examines the introduction of e-books into the early literacy environment as resources that can increase children's opportunity for learning vocabulary. Added value was observed under conditions of (1) book browsing, (2) instruction, and (3) a print-only condition. A total of 33 4-year-olds (18 boys, 15…

  2. An enriched multimedia eBook application to facilitate learning of anatomy.

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    Stirling, Allan; Birt, James

    2014-01-01

    This pilot study compared the use of an enriched multimedia eBook with traditional methods for teaching the gross anatomy of the heart and great vessels. Seventy-one first-year students from an Australian medical school participated in the study. Students' abilities were examined by pretest, intervention, and post-test measurements. Perceptions and attitudes toward eBook technology were examined by survey questions. Results indicated a strongly positive user experience coupled with increased marks; however, there were no statistically significant results for the eBook method of delivery alone outperforming the traditional anatomy practical session. Results did show a statistically significant difference in the final marks achieved based on the sequencing of the learning modalities. With initial interaction with the multimedia content followed by active experimentation in the anatomy lab, students' performance was improved in the final test. Obtained data support the role of eBook technology in modern anatomy curriculum being a useful adjunct to traditional methods. Further study is needed to investigate the importance of sequencing of teaching interventions.

  3. The Impact of E-Book Interactivity Design on Children's Chinese Character Acquisition

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    Wang, Pei-Yu; Yang, Hui-Chun

    2016-01-01

    This study examined the impact of e-book interactivity design on the learning of Chinese characters by fourth graders (10-year-old children). This study was guided by two main questions: (1) Are there any differences in achievements (Chinese character writing, lexical comprehension, and lexical usage) between groups of young learners who read…

  4. Impact of tablet computers and eBooks on learning practices of law students

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    Kalz, Marco; Specht, Marcus; Van Oosterzee, Michiel

    2012-01-01

    Kalz, M., Specht, M., & Van Oosterzee, M. (2012). Impact of tablet computers and eBooks on learning practices of law students. In M. Specht, J. Multisilta, & M. Sharples (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning 2012 (pp. 203-208). October, 16-18, 2012, Helsi

  5. Digital Readers: The Next Chapter in E-Book Reading and Response

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    Larson, Lotta C.

    2010-01-01

    The basic features of digital reading devices (such as the Amazon Kindle) are described in this article. The author also considers how such devices can advance e-book readership among primary students by offering new avenues for accessing and interacting with a wide array of texts. Rooted in the transactional theory of reader response and a new…

  6. E-Text and E-Books Are Changing the Literacy Landscape

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    Dalton, Bridget

    2014-01-01

    The digital world is expanding the reading palette, offering readers--especially readers who struggle with printed text--new possibilities for to engage in reading via e-text and e-books. This expanded view of text is consistent with the Common Core's vision of a successful 21st century learner who is able to critically read and communicate…

  7. Digital Readers: The Next Chapter in E-Book Reading and Response

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    Larson, Lotta C.

    2010-01-01

    The basic features of digital reading devices (such as the Amazon Kindle) are described in this article. The author also considers how such devices can advance e-book readership among primary students by offering new avenues for accessing and interacting with a wide array of texts. Rooted in the transactional theory of reader response and a new…

  8. Text-to-speech enhanced eBooks for emerging literacy development

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    De Wet, Febe

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to measure the efficacy of an eBook to improve the vocabulary and word recognition skills in an Afrikaans speaking group of lower socio-economic status of 6- to 7-year old children with poor vocabulary. The main goals...

  9. E-Book and Printed Book Reading in Different Contexts as Emergent Literacy Facilitator

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    Korat, Ofra; Segal-Drori, Ora

    2016-01-01

    Research Findings: We present 3 studies that focused on preschoolers' electronic book (e-book) reading in different contexts aimed at supporting children's early literacy. In Study 1 we researched the impact of children's age and number of independent readings on phonological awareness and word reading. We found that all age groups benefited from…

  10. Library Catalog Log Analysis in E-Book Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA): A Case Study

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    Urbano, Cristóbal; Zhang, Yin; Downey, Kay; Klingler, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA) is a new model used for e-book acquisition by academic libraries. A key component of this model is to make records of ebooks available in a library catalog and let actual patron usage decide whether or not an item is purchased. However, there has been a lack of research examining the role of the library catalog as…

  11. Scaffolding Students’ Independent Decoding of Unfamiliar Text with a Prototype of an eBook-feature

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    Stig T Gissel

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available This study was undertaken to design, evaluate and refine an eBook-feature that supports students’ decoding of unfamiliar text. The feature supports students’ independent reading of eBooks with text-to-speech, graded support in the form of syllabification and rhyme analogy, and by dividing the word material into different categories based on the frequency and regularity of the word or its constituent parts. The eBook-feature is based on connectionist models of reading and reading acquisition and the theory of scaffolding. Students are supported in mapping between spelling and sound, in identifying the relevant spelling patterns and in generalizing, in order to strengthen their decoding skills. The prototype was evaluated with Danish students in the second grade to see how and under what circumstances students can use the feature in ways that strengthen their decoding skills and support them in reading unfamiliar text. It was found that most students could interact with the eBook-material in ways that the envisioned learning trajectory in the study predicts are beneficial in strengthening their decoding skills. The study contributes with both principles for designing digital learning material with supportive features for decoding unfamiliar text and with a concrete proposal for a design. The perspectives for making reading acquisition more differentiated and meaningful for second graders in languages with irregular spelling are discussed.

  12. E-books: dilemmas, challenges and reality in libraries of the University of Ljubljana

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    Matjaž Eržen

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: To research the situation in the field of electronic books (e-books offered by the libraries of the University of Ljubljana, and the problems they are facing up to the collection management of these materials.Methodology/approach: An analysis based on data accessible through the web sites of some libraries and the DiKUL portal (Digital Library of the University of Ljubljana,completed by the data provided by some libraries, is presented.Results: The results and above all the findings about dilemmas the librarians at the University of Ljubljana are dealing with confirm similar problems as stated in the foreign professional literature. There are different kinds of business models, problems with the usage statistics, bibliographic record’s quality and access to library materials.Research limitation: A disrupted organizational structure of the University of Ljubljana library network and consequently a disunited approach to the acquisition and management of e-books as well as a large number of administrators aggravate the gathering of research data and represent obstacles to a more comprehensive collection planning and development.Originality/practical implications: The findings enable a better overview of e-books and initialize a more unified system and activities to provide better access to e-books.

  13. Impact of tablet computers and eBooks on learning practices of law students

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    Kalz, Marco; Specht, Marcus; Van Oosterzee, Michiel

    2012-01-01

    Kalz, M., Specht, M., & Van Oosterzee, M. (2012). Impact of tablet computers and eBooks on learning practices of law students. In M. Specht, J. Multisilta, & M. Sharples (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning 2012 (pp. 203-208). October, 16-18, 2012, Helsi

  14. Design of e-books: readers’ expectations in a comparative perspective

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    Josipa Selthofer

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the paper is to compare graphic elements used for the design of printed and electronic books. The paper focuses on four main graphic elements: book cover, typography, colour and image. Ten books published in printed and electronic form in Croatia between 2010 and 2012 were used as a research sample. The research methods used are visual content analysis and interviews. The research results indicate that e-books imitate the graphic design of a printed book in many aspects. The graphic elements of an e-book highly depend on the features of e-formats and on e-readers. The main advantages of an e-book are that they are searchable, adaptable, easily linked to other digital documents, transportable, easily accessible and durable. Still, in the second phase of the research, the majority of the interviewed participants stated that reading of an e-book was something new to them. They prefer the interaction with a printed book and its visual appearance.

  15. Pricing Models of e-Books When Competing with p-Books

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    Yan Li

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available With the rise in popularity of e-books, there is a growing need to reexamine the pricing strategy in the e-book supply chain. In this paper, we study two forms of pricing models widely used in the book industry: wholesale and agency pricing models. We first assume a stylized deterministic demand model in which the demand depends on the price, the degree of substitution, and the overall market potential. Subsequently, we employ the game theory to determine the price equilibriums and profit distribution under different pricing models. Finally, we explore the behavior of the publisher and the retailer under different preferences and degrees of substitution through a computational study. Our findings indicate that the e-book price will be lower under the agency pricing model than under the wholesale pricing model, which is counterintuitive. The publishers have higher incentives to adopt the agency pricing model than the wholesale pricing model. The agency pricing model benefits the whole system and can provide readers with books at lower prices. The degree of substitution between the two forms of books and the readers’ preference toward e-book will affect the books’ price and the profit distribution between the publisher and the retailers.

  16. Publishing a Student-Written Argumentative Dictionary as an eBook

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    Hill, Ian E. J.

    2015-01-01

    Challenging students to educate the public about how rhetoric functions is a primary impetus of the argumentative dictionary eBook. In this author's classes, "rhetoric" means the communicative tactics and strategies used to motivate actions and beliefs. With its emphasis on open-access rhetorical pedagogy, this project and its impetus…

  17. E-Book Acceptance among Undergraduate Students: A Look at the Moderating Role of Technology Innovativeness

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    Ngafeeson, Madison N.; Sun, Jun

    2015-01-01

    This paper utilizes the technology acceptance model (TAM) to uncover the moderating roles of technology innovativeness. A study of 158 undergraduate students revealed that the original TAM constructs and relationships were reliable, supported, and applicable in the measurement of e-book acceptance. Interestingly, personal technology innovativeness…

  18. STEM and Non-STEM Library Users Have Increased Their Use of E-Books

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    Stephanie Krueger

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available A Review of: Carroll, A. J., Corlett-Rivera, K., Hackman, T., & Zou, J. (2016. E-book perceptions and use in STEM and non-STEM disciplines: A comparative follow-up study. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 16(1, 131-162. https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2016.0002 Abstract Objective – To compile a set of usability and collection development suggestions and to examine a possible statistical correlation between visiting the physical library, online resource use, and e-book use. Design – Online questionnaire survey. Setting – Major public research university in Maryland, United States of America. Subjects – 47,209 faculty, students, and staff. Methods – This survey is a follow-up to a similar 2012 study at the same institution. Survey respondents completed 14 multiple-choice and up to 8 open-ended questions about academic e-book discovery, perception, and usage patterns for both STEM and non-STEM respondents using the Qualtrics online research platform. Seven of eight open-ended questions were conditional (i.e., dependent on answers to multiple-choice questions, thus the number of questions answered by respondents could vary. The survey was available from October 1 to November 22, 2014, and promoted across a variety of communication channels (email, library website, social media, print flyers and handouts. Incentives for completing the survey included one iPad Mini and eight U.S. $25 Amazon gift cards. Main Results – 1,911 (820 STEM and 1,091 non-STEM self-selected students, faculty, and staff from a total campus population of 47,209 faculty, students, and staff (4.2% response rate participated in the survey, excluding 277 additional responses representing library personnel (70 and individuals not affiliated with the institution (207. 64% of respondents indicated more e-book use than three years before, with only 21.9% of respondents noting they never use e-books for academic purposes compared to 31% in 2012. 32.5% of respondents noted daily

  19. Developing an eBook-Integrated High-Fidelity Mobile App Prototype for Promoting Child Motor Skills and Taxonomically Assessing Children's Emotional Responses Using Face and Sound Topology.

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    Brown, William; Liu, Connie; John, Rita Marie; Ford, Phoebe

    2014-01-01

    Developing gross and fine motor skills and expressing complex emotion is critical for child development. We introduce "StorySense", an eBook-integrated mobile app prototype that can sense face and sound topologies and identify movement and expression to promote children's motor skills and emotional developmental. Currently, most interactive eBooks on mobile devices only leverage "low-motor" interaction (i.e. tapping or swiping). Our app senses a greater breath of motion (e.g. clapping, snapping, and face tracking), and dynamically alters the storyline according to physical responses in ways that encourage the performance of predetermined motor skills ideal for a child's gross and fine motor development. In addition, our app can capture changes in facial topology, which can later be mapped using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) for later interpretation of emotion. StorySense expands the human computer interaction vocabulary for mobile devices. Potential clinical applications include child development, physical therapy, and autism.

  20. E-Book-Angebot in der Universität Stuttgart: Zwischenbilanz nach 1 1/2 Jahren

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    Giebenhain, Sabine

    2007-01-01

    Es werden die Erfahrungen beim Aufbau eines E-Book-Angebotes an der Universitätsbibliothek Stuttgart dargestellt. Sowohl die Frage der Angebotsauswahl und -bewertung als auch die Möglichkeiten der Präsentation von E-Books stehen dabei im Vordergrund. Die Ausführungen zu den Nutzungserfahrungen konzentrieren sich auf drei Anbieter bzw. Verlage (Knovel, Safari und Wiley).

  1. Designing and Publication of Interactive E-Book for Students of Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University: An Empirical Study

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    Alshaya, Hessah; Oyaid, Afnan

    2017-01-01

    The present study aims to keep pace with the rapid developments in the field of e-learning which includes the widespread use of e-books. Therefore, the authors conducted a pilot study on (55) faculty members from various disciplines, they assured the importance of e-books in education and the need for them. Accordingly, the authors designed and…

  2. Loose, Falling Characters and Sentences: The Persistence of the OCR Problem in Digital Repository E-Books

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    Kichuk, Diana

    2015-01-01

    The electronic conversion of scanned image files to readable text using optical character recognition (OCR) software and the subsequent migration of raw OCR text to e-book text file formats are key remediation or media conversion technologies used in digital repository e-book production. Despite real progress, the OCR problem of reliability and…

  3. The Effectiveness of Implementing an E-Book: Antigen and Antibody Reaction for Diagnosis of Diseases in Microbiology Learning

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    Samrejrongroj, Phakakrong; Boonsiri, Tanit; Thunyaharn, Sudaluck; Sangarun, Preeyapan

    2014-01-01

    Currently very few Thai Immunology e-Books are available online. The authors created an online e-Book titled, "Antigen and Antibody Reaction for Diagnosis of Diseases" and used a quasi experimental research design to assess the effectiveness of its implementation in terms of knowledge gained, written exam scores and student satisfaction.…

  4. Are e-Books Effective Tools for Learning? Reading Speed and Comprehension: iPad®[superscript i] vs. Paper

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    Sackstein, Suzanne; Spark, Linda; Jenkins, Amy

    2015-01-01

    Recently, electronic books (e-books) have become prevalent amongst the general population, as well as students, owing to their advantages over traditional books. In South Africa, a number of schools have integrated tablets into the classroom with the promise of replacing traditional books. In order to realise the potential of e-books and their…

  5. Demand Driven Acquisition of E-Books in a Small Online Academic Library: Growing Pains and Assessing Gains

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    Longley, Dana H.

    2016-01-01

    How does a smaller, fully online academic library offer a wide and deep collection of academic level e-books to its distance learners in a sustainable and affordable way? The State University of New York (SUNY) Empire State College Online Library, with a staff of four, has used demand-driven e-book acquisitions since September 2013. Despite…

  6. Give 'Em What They Want: A One-Year Study of Unmediated Patron-Driven Acquisition of e-Books

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    Fischer, Karen S.; Wright, Michael; Clatanoff, Kathleen; Barton, Hope; Shreeves, Edward

    2012-01-01

    In September 2009, the University of Iowa Libraries embarked on an experiment with patron-driven acquisition (PDA) of e-books with ebrary and YBP. An e-book-only PDA plan was initiated, entirely unmediated and with instantaneous access to the content. MARC records were loaded for each title, determined by our YBP approval profile and other…

  7. Loose, Falling Characters and Sentences: The Persistence of the OCR Problem in Digital Repository E-Books

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    Kichuk, Diana

    2015-01-01

    The electronic conversion of scanned image files to readable text using optical character recognition (OCR) software and the subsequent migration of raw OCR text to e-book text file formats are key remediation or media conversion technologies used in digital repository e-book production. Despite real progress, the OCR problem of reliability and…

  8. E-Book-Angebot in der Universität Stuttgart: Zwischenbilanz nach 1 1/2 Jahren

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    Giebenhain, Sabine

    2007-01-01

    Es werden die Erfahrungen beim Aufbau eines E-Book-Angebotes an der Universitätsbibliothek Stuttgart dargestellt. Sowohl die Frage der Angebotsauswahl und -bewertung als auch die Möglichkeiten der Präsentation von E-Books stehen dabei im Vordergrund. Die Ausführungen zu den Nutzungserfahrungen konzentrieren sich auf drei Anbieter bzw. Verlage (Knovel, Safari und Wiley).

  9. The Arizona Universities Library Consortium patron-driven e-book model

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    Jeanne Richardson

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Building on Arizona State University's patron-driven acquisitions (PDA initiative in 2009, the Arizona Universities Library Consortium, in partnership with the Ingram Content Group, created a cooperative patron-driven model to acquire electronic books (e-books. The model provides the opportunity for faculty and students at the universities governed by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR to access a core of e-books made accessible through resource discovery services and online catalogs. These books are available for significantly less than a single ABOR university would expend for the same materials. The patron-driven model described is one of many evolving models in digital scholarship, and, although the Arizona Universities Library Consortium reports a successful experience, patron-driven models pose questions to stakeholders in the academic publishing industry.

  10. New Tools to Convert PDF Math Contents into Accessible e-Books Efficiently.

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    Suzuki, Masakazu; Terada, Yugo; Kanahori, Toshihiro; Yamaguchi, Katsuhito

    2015-01-01

    New features in our math-OCR software to convert PDF math contents into accessible e-books are shown. A method for recognizing PDF is thoroughly improved. In addition, contents in any selected area including math formulas in a PDF file can be cut and pasted into a document in various accessible formats, which is automatically recognized and converted into texts and accessible math formulas through this process. Combining it with our authoring tool for a technical document, one can easily produce accessible e-books in various formats such as DAISY, accessible EPUB3, DAISY-like HTML5, Microsoft Word with math objects and so on. Those contents are useful for various print-disabled students ranging from the blind to the dyslexic.

  11. The Copyright Intension of eBook%电子书的版权内涵

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    李丹

    2001-01-01

    @@ 一、从版权法角度看电子书的特点 电子书即"eBook",是伴随现代互联网的发展而诞生的与传统的纸质图书相对应的一种全新数字化产品,是未来即将流行的信息载体.

  12. Long-term accessibility of e-books: challenges, obstacles, responsibilities

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    Maja Krtalić

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The traditional life cycle of books has gone through many changes in the digital environment - enough to start questioning the effects of such changes on the process of creating, publishing, distributing, reading and preserving books. This paper focuses on issues concerning the preservation and archiving of published authors’ works in the digital environment for the purpose of their long-term accessibility. The aim of this paper is to give an overview of relevant legal, technical, societal and organisational issues from which challenges, obstacles and responsibilities in ensuring long-term accessibility of e-books arise. Issues related to authorship, editions, changes in content, copyright and digital rights management, selection criteria for preservation, and preservation responsibility will be discussed, specifically focusing on libraries’ and publishers’ roles in this process. The paper is based on a literature review and content analysis aiming to answer two basic research questions: What specific characteristics of e-books influence their preservation possibilities? Who is responsible for long-term accessibility of e-books?

  13. Physical passaging of embryoid bodies generated from human pluripotent stem cells.

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    Mi-Young Son

    Full Text Available Spherical three-dimensional cell aggregates called embryoid bodies (EBs, have been widely used in in vitro differentiation protocols for human pluripotent stem cells including human embryonic stem cells (hESCs and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs. Recent studies highlight the new devices and techniques for hEB formation and expansion, but are not involved in the passaging or subculture process. Here, we provide evidence that a simple periodic passaging markedly improved hEB culture condition and thus allowed the size-controlled, mass production of human embryoid bodies (hEBs derived from both hESCs and hiPSCs. hEBs maintained in prolonged suspension culture without passaging (>2 weeks showed a progressive decrease in the cell growth and proliferation and increase in the apoptosis compared to 7-day-old hEBs. However, when serially passaged in suspension, hEB cell populations were significantly increased in number while maintaining the normal rates of cell proliferation and apoptosis and the differentiation potential. Uniform-sized hEBs produced by manual passaging using a 1∶4 split ratio have been successfully maintained for over 20 continuous passages. The passaging culture method of hEBs, which is simple, readily expandable, and reproducible, could be a powerful tool for improving a robust and scalable in vitro differentiation system of human pluripotent stem cells.

  14. TK3 eBook software to author, distribute, and use electronic course content for medical education.

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    Morton, David A; Foreman, K Bo; Goede, Patricia A; Bezzant, John L; Albertine, Kurt H

    2007-03-01

    The methods for authoring and distributing course content are undergoing substantial changes due to advancement in computer technology. Paper has been the traditional method to author and distribute course content. Paper enables students to personalize content through highlighting and note taking but does not enable the incorporation of multimedia elements. Computers enable multimedia content but lack the capability of the user to personalize the content. Therefore, we investigated TK3 eBooks as a potential solution to incorporate the benefits of both paper and computer technology. The objective of our study was to assess the utility of TK3 eBooks in the context of authoring and distributing dermatology course content for use by second-year medical students at the University of Utah School of Medicine during the spring of 2004. We incorporated all dermatology course content into TK3 eBook format. TK3 eBooks enable students to personalize information through tools such as "notebook," "hiliter," "stickies," mark pages, and keyword search. Students were given the course content in both paper and eBook formats. At the conclusion of the dermatology course, students completed a questionnaire designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the eBooks compared with paper. Students perceived eBooks as an effective way to distribute course content and as a study tool. However, students preferred paper over eBooks to take notes during lecture. In conclusion, the present study demonstrated that eBooks provide a convenient method for authoring, distributing, and using course content but that students preferred paper to take notes during lecture.

  15. Error in objecto - warum E-Books keine Bücher sind

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    Ruth Katzenberger

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Elektronische Medien gewinnen für Bibliotheken zunehmend an Bedeutung. Trotz dieser Entwicklung bestehen in der bibliothekarischen Praxis erhebliche Unsicherheiten beim Umgang mit elektronischen Medien. Das liegt vor allem daran, dass ein gedrucktes Buch und seine elektronische Version den gleichen Inhalt haben. So liegt der Schluss nahe, dass es sich beim Print-Buch und seinem elektronischen Pendant um ein Zwillingspaar handelt, das in der bibliothekarischen Arbeit gleich behandelt werden kann. Dieser Eindruck wird verstärkt, wenn bei der elektronischen Ausleihe der E-Books von Ausleihe, Vormerkung und Widerruf gesprochen wird. Nachfolgend soll verdeutlich werden, dass der digitale Zwilling des Printbuches aus rechtlicher Sicht gerade kein „echter Zwilling“ ist. Dieser Beitrag umreißt die rechtliche Problematik, die sich ergibt, sobald Bibliotheken ihren Nutzern E-Books zur Verfügung stellen. Although electronic media are becoming more and more important for libraries, there is still considerable uncertainty about how to deal with these materials. Electronic media and print media have the same content. Therefore, librarians tend to think that a printed book and its electronic counterpart are, as it were, a pair of twins which can be treated alike. This assumption is reinforced by the  use of traditional terminology like “borrowing” and “reservation” in the contect of e-books, e-papers etc. However, from a legal point of view, the digital twin is not a twin at all.  The paper describes the legal problems connected to e-lending in libraries.

  16. Measuring the moderating influence of gender on the acceptance of e-book amongst mathematics and statistics students at universities in Libya

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    Asma Mohmead Smeda; Mohd Fairuz Shiratuddin; Kok Wai Wong

    2017-01-01

    ...’ behavioural intention (BI) toward adoption of the e-book in mathematics and statistics. This paper also investigates the effect of gender differences on the relationship between the factors affecting the acceptance of e-book...

  17. The Digital Strategy: a new era in e-book provision at UniSA

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    Eleanor Thomas

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The University of South Australia Library (UniSA has long recognized the advantages of e-books. In late 2011, the Library implemented a Digital Strategy that resulted in dramatic changes to the proportion of print and electronic monograph resources being acquired for the Library collection. The building of a new Learning Centre prompted the Digital Strategy and has provided both opportunities and challenges for the Library. This article examines the issues behind the creation of the Strategy and the impacts on academics, librarians, vendors and students.

  18. Ein schlankes Datenmodell für E-Books: die providerneutrale Aufnahme

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    Manfred Müller

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Der Artikel zeigt verschiedene Lösungsansätze, wie je nach Prinzipien der Verbund-Datenhaltung eine providerneutrale E-Book-Beschreibung modelliert sein kann. Die skizzierten Datenmodelle bieten einen Ausblick, welche Chancen in der frühzeitigen Adaption des providerneutralen Datenmodells beim Übergang zu den Datenstrukturen in den Cloud-basierten Erschließungsumgebungen bestehen. The article demonstrates current approaches to provider-neutral ebook records in German unioncatalogs and gives a perspective on how to transfer the outlined data models into cloud-based catalog systems.

  19. The current situation of e-books in academic and public libraries in Sweden

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    Elena Macevičiūtė

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducing e-books into Swedish libraries has been influenced by the idea of equal access to all media for all Swedish citizens as well as by librarians’ wish to provide the best possible service to their users. Libraries perceived this new resource and service as a way of fulfilling their specific function in a democratic society, which is usually described as mediation (or transfer of knowledge and culture to all. This is a common basis for the incorporation of new media and information resources (including e-books into Swedish academic and public libraries. Apart from this common platform, we see other similarities in working with e-books in both types of libraries, but also a number of differences. Most of them relate to the position of libraries within their respective context and in relation to their specific role. Academic libraries are quite influential players in the global scholarly communication and supporters of both research and study processes. As such they are embedded in a mainly international market of scientific information and scholarly materials. They have significant resources provided by their parent universities for the acquisition of scholarly material and a wide choice of commercially available material from different providers. They are also incorporated into a national library consortium with great negotiation power. Thus, they have more freedom to experiment with a variety of business and pricing models offered on the international market. They also have a high competence in publishing and are often publishers themselves. Their involvement in research processes and in open access initiatives puts them in a position to provide expertise to researchers in the areas of publishing and intellectual property protection. Public libraries are part of the local cultural and educational landscape. As such, they depend on the production of media and content in national languages which helps cater to the needs and demands of

  20. Konsequente Erschließung und Bewerbung von E-Books in der Bereichsbibliothek Universitätsmedizin (Universitätsbibliothek Mainz

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    Schweizer, Stefanus

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available [english] Medical e-books are popular for students and researchers alike. E-Books are well used, but often unknown. The online catalog in which all are listed is often not consulted. The Departmental Library for the University Medical Centre presents and promotes e-books as follows: own e-book-website, facilitated search, display in the blog, e-learning module, on posters and postings in the library.

  1. Zukunft der E-Books: Innovationen und Geschäftsmodelle von Verlagen für Medizinbibliotheken an Hochschulen

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    Bahmann, K; Gemmel, P; Lex, A.; Bauer, B.

    2010-01-01

    In the past years electronic books were booming at scientific libraries. E-books have established especially at medical libraries as an important part of the document supply in particular for students. The current interview with Klaus Bahmann (Springer), Peter Gemmel (Thieme) and Angelika Lex (Elsevier) informs about development, situation and outlook of e-books of three big scientific publishers. They spoke about the focal points in the supply and the diverse business models and the differen...

  2. Using PHP to Parse eBook Resources from Drupal 6 to Populate a Mobile Web Page

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    Junior Tidal

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The Ursula C. Schwerin library needed to create a page for its mobile website devoted to subscribed eBooks. These resources, however, were only available through the main desktop website. These resources were organized using the Drupal 6 content management system with contributed and core modules. It was necessary to create a solution to retrieve the eBook databases from the Drupal installation to a separate mobile site.

  3. Factors Influencing the Usage of an Electronic Book Collection: Size of the E-Book Collection, the Student Population, and the Faculty Population

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    Lamothe, Alain R.

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents the results of a quantitative and systematic investigation exploring online e-book usage at the J.N. Desmarais Library of Laurentian University over a 9-year period. The size of an e-book collection was determined to show evidence of an extremely strong relationship with the level of usage e-books experienced. Of all factors…

  4. Students' Perceptions of the Usefulness of an E-Book with Annotative and Sharing Capabilities as a Tool for Learning: A Case Study

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    Lim, Ee-Lon; Hew, Khe Foon

    2014-01-01

    E-books offer a range of benefits to both educators and students, including ease of accessibility and searching capabilities. However, the majority of current e-books are repository-cum-delivery platforms of textual information. Hitherto, there is a lack of empirical research that examines e-books with annotative and sharing capabilities. This…

  5. Interactive Reading with Young Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children in eBooks Versus Print Books.

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    Wauters, Loes; Dirks, Evelien

    2017-04-01

    Interactive storybook reading is effective in enhancing deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) children's emergent literacy skills. The current digital era gives parents more opportunities to read books with their child. From an early age on, interaction between parent and child during literacy activities is very important for the development of emergent literacy skills. The purpose of the present study was to explore the opportunities of eBooks on a tablet for interactive reading with young DHH children. Parent and child interactive behavior in reading print books was compared to eBooks in 18 parents and their 1- to 3-year-old DHH child. All parents followed an interactive reading program after which their interactive reading behaviors were observed while reading print books and eBooks with their child. Results mainly showed similar interactive reading behaviors in parents and children when reading print books or eBooks, except for a lower occurrence of pointing to pictures/objects in the parent behavior when reading the eBooks. These results give parents and professionals even more opportunities for interactive storybook reading with DHH children, and thus more opportunities to enhance their language and literacy skills. Tablets can be easily taken with you making eBooks accessible for interactive reading wherever you are. © The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  6. A study of usability principles and interface design for mobile e-books.

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    Wang, Chao-Ming; Huang, Ching-Hua

    2015-01-01

    This study examined usability principles and interface designs in order to understand the relationship between the intentions of mobile e-book interface designs and users' perceptions. First, this study summarised 4 usability principles and 16 interface attributes, in order to conduct usability testing and questionnaire survey by referring to Nielsen (1993), Norman (2002), and Yeh (2010), who proposed the usability principles. Second, this study used the interviews to explore the perceptions and behaviours of user operations through senior users of multi-touch prototype devices. The results of this study are as follows: (1) users' behaviour of operating an interactive interface is related to user prior experience; (2) users' rating of the visibility principle is related to users' subjective perception but not related to user prior experience; however, users' ratings of the ease, efficiency, and enjoyment principles are related to user prior experience; (3) the interview survey reveals that the key attributes affecting users' behaviour of operating an interface include aesthetics, achievement, and friendliness. This study conducts experiments to explore the effects of users’ prior multi-touch experience on users’ behaviour of operating a mobile e-book interface and users’ rating of usability principles. Both qualitative and quantitative data analyses were performed. By applying protocol analysis, key attributes affecting users’ behaviour of operation were determined.

  7. Prospective performance of graphene HEB for ultrasensitive detection of sub-mm radiation

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    Karasik, Boris S; Prober, Daniel E

    2014-01-01

    Noise Equivalent Power and time constant of a submillimeter wave Hot-Electron Bolometer (HEB) made from monolayer graphene are analyzed using the lowest electron-phonon thermal conductance data reported to date. Frequency-domain multiplexed Johnson Noise Thermometry (JNT) is used for the detector readout. Planar microantennas or waveguides can provide efficient coupling of the graphene microdevice to radiation. The results show that the graphene HEB detector can be radiation background limited at very low level corresponding to the photon noise on a space telescope with cryogenically cooled mirror. Beside the high sensitivity, absence of a hard power saturation limit, higher operating temperature, and the ability to read 1000s of elements with a single broadband amplifier will be the advantages of such a detector.

  8. A Knowledge Comparison Environment for Supporting Meaningful Learning of E-Book Users

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    Jingyun Wang

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, we present an ontology-based visualization support system which can provide a meaningful learning environment to help e-book learners to effectively construct their knowledge frameworks. In this personalized visualization support system, learners are encouraged to actively locate new knowledge in their own knowledge framework and check the logical consistency of their ideas for clearing up misunderstandings; on the other hand, instructors will be able to decide the group distribution for collaborative learning activities based on the knowledge structure of learners. For facilitating those visualization supports, a method to semi-automatically construct a course-centered ontology to describe the required information in a map structure is presented. To automatically manipulate this course-centered ontology to provide visualization learning supports, a prototype system is designed and developed.

  9. E-book for Knowledge Management in Scientific Research Conducted in the Medical Sciences Graduate Program

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    Oramis Sosa Palacios

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The training of students enrolled in the Medical Sciences graduate program (residents includes research activities such as research projects, the final paper of the specialty, scientific events and scientific publications. Knowledge gaps in residents lead to problems seen in both the poor quality of the research project and the final paper of the specialty and in the lack of autonomy to make decisions, affecting their overall training. An electronic book aimed at residents was created for knowledge management in scientific research. The first version was designed using the Crheasoft 2.0 program. It consists of: presentation, start modules, list of topics and complementary information. It comprises condensed knowledge on: research management, research methodology, statistics, information management, computer science, linguistics and language. This e-book contributes to the execution of research activities and promotes learning independence.

  10. Inventarisasi Cerita Rakyat Dari Kabupaten Demak Melalui Aplikasi Buku Digital (E-Book Interaktif

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    Noor Hasyim

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Cerita rakyat merupakan salah satu keunikan budaya yang dimiliki oleh setiap daerah, termasuk daerah Kabupaten Demak. Cerita rakyat mampu menjadi sarana pendidikan nilai-nilai luhur yang diwariskan oleh pendahulu kepada generasi mendatang. Inventarisasi cerita rakyat ini penting dilakukan seiring modernisasi yang terjadi di segala bidang menjadikan masyarakat setempat khususnya generasi muda banyak yang tidak mengetahui cerita tersebut. Di zaman modern inventarisasi harus juga dilakukan denga cara modern pula. Salah satu caara untuk mengemas cerita rakyat di zaman modern adalah menggunakan aplikasi buku digital yang dibuat interaktif. Perkembangan komputer tablet berbasis touchscreen semakin menambah interaktif gambar bergerak yang disajikan di dalam aplikasi buku digital. Kata Kunci: Buku digital, Cerita Rakyat, E-book, Folklor

  11. What students told us about their experiences and expectations of print and e-books

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    Lorraine Estelle

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available For the last 13 years at least, many of us have participated in the debate about the development of e-books to support education. Librarians, publishers and intermediaries all have a view about the format and the business models to support it and, of course, studies and surveys of students have informed that debate. However, it is not often that information professionals have the opportunity to sit down with a group of students, listen to their perspective and ask them questions. The UKSG One-Day Conference held in London in November 2015 offered such an opportunity with a panel session of students chaired by Jeremy Upton, Director of Library & University Collections at the University of Edinburgh. The debate uncovered the continued role of print alongside emerging e-book models.  The students shared with us their frustrations in accessing the books they need, the financial challenges they face in terms of purchasing books and their expectations about library provision of books. This article is a summary for those readers who were unable to attend the session to hear for themselves the frank and eye-opening views from the student panel. As one member of the audience put it, the students provided us with gold dust.  The students who so generously gave us their time were Tess McGovern, student of English literature and Cameron Myers, a law student, from King’s College London; Saleh Ahmed and Thomas Ash, who are postgraduates in library studies from City University London; and Lucy Hensher, a geography student and Lenart Celar, a psychology student, from the University of Sussex.

  12. The evolution of an e-book demand-driven acquisition programme at Swinburne University of Technology

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    Tony Davies

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available In 2006 Swinburne University of Technology became the first library in the world to launch a large-scale implementation of a demand-driven acquisition (DDA programme for e-books. At that time, the 34,000 e-books made available through the EBL DDA programme accounted for almost all the e-books available from the Library. In the intervening years the demand-driven collection has grown to almost 300,000 e-books but these now form only a component of a much larger collection of 765,000 e-books in total, acquired through a range of acquisition models. When changes in publisher charging models caused a large increase in short-term loan-based DDA expenditure from late 2014, the library took action during 2015 to put the DDA programme on a sustainable footing. Further changes were introduced in 2016 when Swinburne became one of the launch customers for a new DDA model developed for ProQuest’s Ebook Central platform called Access-to-Own (ATO. This paper describes the evolution of DDA at Swinburne and the early experiences of using the new ATO model.

  13. THE REALIZATION OF E-BOOKS FOR TEACHING AS REFLECTED BY EFL TEACHERS OF ISLAMIC JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (MTs

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    Nana Priajana

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available This study was aimed at processing empirical data to know the realization e-book program in EFL teaching and learning process as reflected by English teachers of Islamic Junior High School (MTs in Indonesia. It is a descriptive research of which the approach is a cross sectional survey. The result of this study was expected to be the basis for the government to re-evaluate the implementation of the national project of School Electronic Books (BSE. Based on the result of data analysis, the program of e-books should be revised as considering several factors affecting its insufficient use by the EFL teachers of MTs. The use of E-book in teaching and learning in Indonesia EFL classroom had been beyond the teachers’ outlook. It revealed that e-book and its advantages were not well recognized by many teachers of MTs in Indonesia because of lack awareness of rapid growth of technology and information in this case the use of internet. Keywords: e-book, teaching and learning, program, implementation

  14. Human Eb Peptide: Not just a By-product of Pre-pro-IGF1b Processing?

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    Durzyńska, J.; Wardziński, A.; Koczorowska, M.; Goździcka-Józefiak, A.; Barton, E. R.

    2015-01-01

    Several physiological activities have been assigned to E-peptides derived from pre-pro-insulin-like growth factor (IGF1) processing; however, the whole range of the E-peptides’ functions is still unknown. The objective of this study was to investigate human Eb peptide (hEb) in terms of its bioactivity, cellular localization, and intracellular trafficking using human cancer cells. Human Eb fused with red fluorescence protein (RFP) or green fluorescence protein (GFP) localizes strongly to nucleoli and to a lesser extent to nuclei of HeLa and U2-OS cells. Mutagenesis of hEb nucleolus localization sequence (NoLS) leads to its partial delocalization from nuclei and nucleoli to cytoplasm of transfected cells. Thus, NoLS is not sufficient for the hEb to be localized in nucleoli of the cells and a different mechanism may be involved in hEb targeting. A BrdU ELISA showed that the proliferation index of cells expressing hEb hybrid proteins increased up to 28 %. For comparison, the same assay was performed using HeLa cells treated extracellularly with synthetic hEb. A significant increase in the proliferation index was observed (41–58 % for concentrations ranging from 10–100 nM, respectively). Additionally, a cell migration assay was performed using stable U2-OS cell lines expressing hEb fused with RFP or RFP alone as a negative control. The migration index of hEb expressing cells was 38.3 % greater. The increase in cell proliferation index and in motile properties of hEb expressing cells demonstrate that hEb is more than a pre-pro-IGF1b processing product, and has intrinsic activity of biological significance. PMID:23335048

  15. A importância e o futuro do e-book no mercado livreiro em Portugal

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    Carvalho, Pedro Miguel Oliveira de

    2012-01-01

    Mestrado em Gestão O mercado livreiro, um mercado avaliado em centenas de milhões de euros está a sofrer uma transformação que não era vista há centenas de anos. Essa transformação deve-se à entrada no mercado livreiro do livro digital conhecido como e-book. O e-book veio revolucionar por completo o mercado editorial, apanhando desprevenidas as editoras portuguesas e mundiais, criando novos modelos de negócio, alterando profundamente a sua cadeia de valores e o papel dos seus agentes...

  16. E-BOOK USAGE OF GRADUATE STUDENTS STUDYING EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES IN TURKIYE

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    Adnan BAKI

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Today, we can say that almost everything is having “electronic” prefix and the way to access to information has changed substantially because of the many factors like fast advancements in computer technology and internet which is getting more and more widespread everyday. Although some people stick to printed resources, the fact that electronic resources offer innovation and irresistible options in terms of cost and time is obvious. The aim of this survey study is to detect some data that can be generalized about the graduate students’ state of using printed and electronic resources. A questionnaire, developed by Ebrary, one of the largest e-book suppliers of the world, was used as the data gathering tool. After the studies for improving the reliability and validity of the questionnaire, a questionnaire form with 16 items was obtained. 634 questionnaires were sent to graduate students via e-mail, 130 of them were sent back and 125 questionnaires were evaluated for the study. Concerning all the data, it was concluded that majority of the graduate students are aware of the comfort of the e-resources and prefer to use these resources academically.

  17. Young Children’s Engagement With E-Books at School

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Differences between digital devices on children’s engagement with e-books are examined. The sample included 24 typical 4-year olds enrolled in Head Start. Over a 1-month period, video captures of children’s multi-sensory behaviors during shared reading at a tabletop touchscreen computer and teacher-facilitated book browsing with iPads and iPods were obtained. Data were coded on each child at 1-min intervals, examining the simultaneity of behaviors present, then aggregated to determine frequencies of each behavior by device and format. Differences between media devices on median percent of observation time were evaluated. Looking, touching, moving, and gesturing behaviors were significantly different among different devices. Large effect sizes indicated considerable variability attributable to the device. Mobiles support more looking and touching but less moving and gesturing than the tabletop touchscreen; none of the devices favored listening over another. Given the role of haptic perception in digital reading experience, access to mobiles may favor behaviors that support literacy motivation, sense of control, and interaction.

  18. Evaluating Business Models for E-Books through Usage Data Analysis: A Case Study from the University of Westminster

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    Grigson, Anna

    2009-01-01

    The University of Westminster began collecting and analyzing vendor usage reports since starting their e-book collections in 2004. They have used the results both to monitor the use of the collections and to calculate basic cost-per-use metrics that have informed decisions on whether to renew particular resources. In 2008, they sought to extend…

  19. The Effect of Interactive e-Book on Students' Achievement at Najran University in Computer in Education Course

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    Ebied, Mohammed Mohammed Ahmed; Rahman, Shimaa Ahmed Abdul

    2015-01-01

    The current study aims to examine the effect of interactive e-books on students' achievement at Najran University in computer in education course. Quasi-experimental study design is used in the study and to collect data the researchers built achievement test to measure the dependent variable represented in the achievement affected by experimental…

  20. Learning Efficacy and Cost-Effectiveness of Print versus e-Book Instructional Material in an Introductory Financial Accounting Course

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    Annand, David

    2008-01-01

    This article describes the concurrent development of paper-based and e-book versions of a textbook and related instructional material used in an introductory-level financial accounting course. Break-even analysis is used to compare costs of the two media. A study conducted with 109 students is also used to evaluate the two media with respect to…

  1. Learning Efficacy and Cost-Effectiveness of Print versus e-Book Instructional Material in an Introductory Financial Accounting Course

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    Annand, David

    2008-01-01

    This article describes the concurrent development of paper-based and e-book versions of a textbook and related instructional material used in an introductory-level financial accounting course. Break-even analysis is used to compare costs of the two media. A study conducted with 109 students is also used to evaluate the two media with respect to…

  2. Are e-books effective tools for learning? Reading speed and comprehension: iPad® vs. paper

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    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Recently, electronic books (e-books have become prevalent amongst the general population, as well as students, owing to their advantages over traditional books. In South Africa, a number of schools have integrated tablets into the classroom with the promise of replacing traditional books. In order to realise the potential of e-books and their associated devices within an academic context, where reading speed and comprehension are critical for academic performance and personal growth, the effectiveness of reading from a tablet screen should be evaluated. To achieve this objective, a quasi-experimental within-subjects design was employed in order to compare the reading speed and comprehension performance of 68 students. The results of this study indicate the majority of participants read faster on an iPad, which is in contrast to previous studies that have found reading from tablets to be slower. It was also found that comprehension scores did not differ significantly between the two media. For students, these results provide evidence that tablets and e-books are suitable tools for reading and learning, and therefore, can be used for academic work. For educators, e-books can be introduced without concern that reading performance and comprehension will be hindered.

  3. E-Book Perceptions and Use in STEM and Non-STEM Disciplines: A Comparative Follow-Up Study

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    Carroll, Alexander J.; Corlett-Rivera, Kelsey; Hackman, Timothy; Zou, Jinwang

    2016-01-01

    This article describes the results of a survey that gathered data on perceptions and use of e-books from undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff. The investigators analyzed the results based on user affiliate status and subject discipline and compared the results with the findings of a similar, smaller-scale study conducted…

  4. How Does Mozart's Music Affect Children's Reading? The Evidence from Learning Anxiety and Reading Rates with E-Books

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    Su, Yen-Ning; Kao, Chih-Chien; Hsu, Chia-Cheng; Pan, Lu-Chun; Cheng, Shu-Chen; Huang, Yueh-Min

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    Some music has been proved effectively to mitigate anxiety, beneficial to reading. However, little was known on its influence of reading behaviors and outcomes. Thanks to the advance of e-book technology, it becomes possible to track reading rate and outcomes in a real-time manner by the underlying mobile devices. This study intends to examine the…

  5. PENGEMBANGAN INTERACTIVE E-BOOK BIDANG ASESMEN BAHASA UNTUK MENGEMBANGKAN KOMPETENSI DAN KEMANDIRIAN MAHASISWA PROGRAM PENDIDIKAN BAHASA

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    in general the students consider the product very good (90%. Fifth, the class validation shows that there is a significant difference between the pretest score and the posttest score. Therefore, the developed interactive e-book is effective to be used in language assessment learning.

  6. eBooks via de bibliotheek ; Propositie voor de klant, van de openbare bibliotheken, samen met partners

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    Bangma, M.R.; Korte, J.J. de; Limonard, A.J.P.; Staal, J.J.M.

    2010-01-01

    In opdracht van Stichting Bibliotheek.nl heeft TNO een onderzoek uitgevoerd naar “eBooks via de bibliotheek”. N.B.: dit rapport is weliswaar gerubriceerd als vertrouwelijk, maar in overeenstemming met de Stichting Bibliotheek is besloten het rapport in deze samenstelling openbaar te maken. TNO schet

  7. Teaching Matters: Is There a Text in This Class? E-readers, E-books, and Information Literacy

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available This column explores current issues with e-books and e-readers in academic classrooms. It suggests ways the academic library can explore and meet the information literacy needs of students, faculty, and staff who are using these new devices or seeing them in use in their classrooms.

  8. Analýza současné situace na trhu elektronických knih (e-book) v České republice

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    2011-01-01

    The thesis "Analysis of the current situation on the market of electronic books (eBook) in the Czech Republic", deals with topics and issues of e-books and the current market situation in the Czech Republic. One of its objectives is to introduce readers to the world of e-books, show a brief history and development of books and e-books as a medium, getting to know what's happening in the U.S., and particularly on the Czech market. For this thesis, it was developed an online questionnaire "Elec...

  9. Analýza současné situace na trhu elektronických knih (e-book) v České republice

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    Kubeš, Adam

    2011-01-01

    The thesis "Analysis of the current situation on the market of electronic books (eBook) in the Czech Republic", deals with topics and issues of e-books and the current market situation in the Czech Republic. One of its objectives is to introduce readers to the world of e-books, show a brief history and development of books and e-books as a medium, getting to know what's happening in the U.S., and particularly on the Czech market. For this thesis, it was developed an online questionnaire "Elec...

  10. HEB heterodyne focal plane arrays: a terahertz technology for high sensitivity near-range security imaging systems

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    Gerecht, Eyal; Gu, Dazhen; Yngvesson, Sigfrid; Rodriguez-Morales, Fernando; Zannoni, R.; Nicholson, John

    2005-05-01

    We have achieved the first demonstration of a low-noise heterodyne array operating at a frequency above 1 THz (1.6 THz). The prototype array has three elements, consisting of NbN hot electron bolometer (HEB) detectors on silicon substrates. We use a quasi-optical design to couple the signal and local oscillator (LO) power to the detector. We also demonstrate, for the first time, how the HEB detectors can be intimately integrated in the same block with monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) IF amplifiers. Such focal plane arrays can be increased in size to a few hundred elements using the next generation fabrication architecture for compact and easy assembly. Future HEB-based focal plane arrays will make low-noise heterodyne imaging systems with high angular resolution possible from 500 GHz to several terahertz. Large low-noise HEB arrays are well suited for real-time video imaging at any frequency over the entire terahertz spectrum. This is made possible by virtue of the extremely low local oscillator power requirements of the HEB detectors (a few hundred nanowatts to a microwatt per pixel). The operating temperature is 4 to 6 K, which can be provided by a compact and mobile cryocooler system, developed as a spin-off from the space program. The terahertz HEB imager consists of a computer-controlled optical system mounted on an elevation and azimuth scanning translator which provides a two-dimensional image of the target. We present preliminary measured data at the symposium for a terahertz security system of this type.

  11. Interlibrary Loan for E-books%电子书馆际互借及其实现

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    蹇瑞卿; 胡海燕

    2012-01-01

    电子书馆际互借是馆际互借这一图书馆传统服务在电子书时代的延续与发展,文章分析电子书馆际互借的现状及影响其发展的主要因素,对传统的馆际互借模式与基于在线电子书平台的新馆际互借模式进行探讨。指出在这些模式的指导下,要充分利用在线电子书平台,综合考虑电子书的不同来源、版权保护、读者获取电子书的方式等状况,开展图书馆电子书馆际互借服务。%E-Book interlibrary loan is the continuation of the traditional interlibrary loan services. This paper analyzes the current interlibrary loan status and its main influencing factors, and discusses something about the traditional model of the interlibrary loan serv- ices and the new model based on online e-book platform. It points out that under the guidance of these models library should make full use of online e-book platform when they provide the interlibrary loan services considering the different sources of e-books, copyright protection and the ways of readers getting e-books.

  12. Development and Implementation of E-books Based on Android Platform%基于Android平台电子读物的开发与实现

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    栾咏红; 雷晖

    2011-01-01

    简要介绍了Android的系统架构及应用程序框架,借助于Android平台的开放性与良好的人机界面,研究了Android借助第三方的SDK实现自身与服务器端数据的交互,使用SAX实现XML文档的解析的方法,开发了Android平台的房地产资讯类手机电子读物.%Briefly describes the system architecture and the Android application framework, by means of an open Android platform, and good human-machine interface of the Android SDK with third parties to realize their own interaction with the server-side data, while XML documents using SAX implementation analytical method, developed Android mobile phone platform real estate information class e-books.

  13. Comparing Safari Tech Books Online and Books24x7 E-Book Collections: A Case Study from the University of British Columbia Library

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    Barsky, Eugene; Schattman, Lisa; Greenwood, Aleteia

    2009-01-01

    Most academic libraries are seeking to provide electronic access to the very dynamic and changing field of technology related material. "Safari Tech Books Online" and "Books24x7" are the major e-book collections in this area. We compared the "Safari Tech Books Online" and "Books24x7" e-book packages as to their usefulness for the University of…

  14. e-Books:The Next Big Thing?%电子书可能成为下一个市场热点

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    2009-01-01

    @@ Judging from the volume of recent activity in this space,one might conclude that the e-book market is about to explode or,perhaps,the preholiday season hysteria has reached a fever pitch.Either way,we are seeing growing interest in the technology of,and market for,e-books.

  15. Not in Love, or Not in the Know? Graduate Student and Faculty Use (and Non-Use) of E-Books

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    Cassidy, Erin Dorris; Martinez, Michelle; Shen, Lisa

    2012-01-01

    This study focuses on usage of electronic books (e-books) among advanced researchers, including graduate students and faculty, at a four-year academic institution. The researchers aimed to highlight differences in behavior, perception, and attitude between users and non-users of e-books. The survey findings suggest that, while a majority of these…

  16. Clinical and academic use of electronic and print books: the Health Sciences Library System e-book study at the University of Pittsburgh.

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    Folb, Barbara L; Wessel, Charles B; Czechowski, Leslie J

    2011-07-01

    The purpose of the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) electronic book (e-book) study was to assess use, and factors affecting use, of e-books by all patron groups of an academic health sciences library serving both university and health system-affiliated patrons. A web-based survey was distributed to a random sample (n=5,292) of holders of library remote access passwords. A total of 871 completed and 108 partially completed surveys were received, for an approximate response rate of 16.5%-18.5%, with all user groups represented. Descriptive and chi-square analysis was done using SPSS 17. Library e-books were used by 55.4% of respondents. Use by role varied: 21.3% of faculty reported having assigned all or part of an e-book for class readings, while 86% of interns, residents, and fellows reported using an e-book to support clinical care. Respondents preferred print for textbooks and manuals and electronic format for research protocols, pharmaceutical, and reference books, but indicated high flexibility about format choice. They rated printing and saving e-book content as more important than annotation, highlighting, and bookmarking features. Respondents' willingness to use alternate formats, if convenient, suggests that libraries can selectively reduce title duplication between print and e-books and still support library user information needs, especially if publishers provide features that users want. Marketing and user education may increase use of e-book collections.

  17. A Comparison of E-Book and Print Book Discovery, Preferences, and Usage by Science and Engineering Faculty and Graduate Students at the University of Kansas

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    Waters, Julie; Roach, Jennifer; Emde, Judith; McEathron, Scott; Russell, Keith

    2014-01-01

    The availability of science and technology e-books through the University of Kansas Libraries is growing rapidly through approval plans, e-book packages, and electronic demand-driven acquisitions. Based on informal conversations with faculty, questions still lingered as to the acceptance of books in the electronic format by faculty and graduate…

  18. Not in Love, or Not in the Know? Graduate Student and Faculty Use (and Non-Use) of E-Books

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    Cassidy, Erin Dorris; Martinez, Michelle; Shen, Lisa

    2012-01-01

    This study focuses on usage of electronic books (e-books) among advanced researchers, including graduate students and faculty, at a four-year academic institution. The researchers aimed to highlight differences in behavior, perception, and attitude between users and non-users of e-books. The survey findings suggest that, while a majority of these…

  19. A Comparison of E-Book and Print Book Discovery, Preferences, and Usage by Science and Engineering Faculty and Graduate Students at the University of Kansas

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    Waters, Julie; Roach, Jennifer; Emde, Judith; McEathron, Scott; Russell, Keith

    2014-01-01

    The availability of science and technology e-books through the University of Kansas Libraries is growing rapidly through approval plans, e-book packages, and electronic demand-driven acquisitions. Based on informal conversations with faculty, questions still lingered as to the acceptance of books in the electronic format by faculty and graduate…

  20. Investigating the Quality and Maintenance Issues of Bibliographic Records Provided by the e-Book Supply Chain: Using the Operation of the Taiwan Academic E-Book &Database Consortium as an Example

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    Chao-Chen Chen

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available It is an important trend to expand the use of bibliographic records from the supply chain for libraries. However, what are the sources of vendors’ bibliographic records? Their quality? How do libraries deal with these bibliographic records? Are they satisfied them? This study first drawn 1,080 bibliographic records from 29 e-book products, and MarcEdit was used to check their quality and 14% were found to contain errors. Secondly, this study interviewed 12 vendors and found out that bibliographic records of western books were mostly copied from the OCLC, and there were also bibliographic records from the original vendors who commissioned outsource companies to do the cataloging process. In addition, there were those cataloged by Taiwanese manufacturers themselves. Lastly, this study sent questionnaires to Taiwan Academic E-Book & Database Consortium members to survey their satisfaction on bibliographic records provided by vendors and their recommendations thereof. This study shows that most libraries have inputted the bibliographic records of the e-books into their OPAC system and are generally satisfied with the bibliographic records provided by the vendors, though opinions vary on the accuracy of these records.

  1. 电子书出版:问题及发展%Problems and Development of E-book Publishing

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    赵培云

    2012-01-01

    This article existing competition rationally analyses the problem in E-book publishing industry, which includes in the disordered market , lack of relevant standards, the absence of industry regulation, lack of original content, lack of copyright protection and other issues, and provides targeted countermeasures, which is undoubtedly an important reference to China's E-book publishing industry.%文章在理性分析现存的市场竞争无序、相关标准缺失、产业监管缺位、原创内容不足、版权保护手段滞后等一系列问题的基础上,提出针对性的解决对策,这对身处困境中的中国电子书出版业无疑具有重要的借鉴。

  2. News from the Library: Trial access to Springer Engineering e-books - test it and let us know!

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    2012-01-01

    The ambition of a state-of-the-art research library is obviously to shape its collections to meet the needs of the different communities of readers that it serves.   To this end, we try to expand our (e-)book collections to provide better coverage of subject areas where such a development is needed. The good news is that the CERN community now has the opportunity to access the whole collection of engineering e-books published by Springer between 2005 and 2012. The trial period ends on 30 November 2012 and will help us to monitor usage and better shape our collections accordingly. This valuable collection is available and searchable here. Please send questions and feedback to library.desk@cern.ch.

  3. Book4All: A Tool to Make an e-Book More Accessible to Students with Vision/Visual-Impairments

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    Calabrò, Antonello; Contini, Elia; Leporini, Barbara

    Empowering people who are blind or otherwise visually impaired includes ensuring that products and electronic materials incorporate a broad range of accessibility features and work well with screen readers and other assistive technology devices. This is particularly important for students with vision impairments. Unfortunately, authors and publishers often do not include specific criteria when preparing the contents. Consequently, e-books can be inadequate for blind and low vision users, especially for students. In this paper we describe a semi-automatic tool developed to support operators who adapt e-documents for visually impaired students. The proposed tool can be used to convert a PDF e-book into a more suitable accessible and usable format readable on desktop computer or on mobile devices.

  4. Mustamäe haigla juurdeehitus läheb maksma 400 miljonit krooni / Aleksei Günter

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    Günter, Aleksei, 1979-

    2005-01-01

    Põhja-Eesti Regionaalhaigla koondab kõik oma raviteenused Mustamäe haiglasse ja ehitab selleks praeguse kompleksi juurde lisakorpuse. Uus korpus läheb maksma ligi 400 miljoni krooni, millest 170 miljonit saadakse Euroopa Liidu struktuurifondidest. Lisa: Uus korpus. Skeem

  5. Mustamäe haigla juurdeehitus läheb maksma 400 miljonit krooni / Aleksei Günter

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    Günter, Aleksei, 1979-

    2005-01-01

    Põhja-Eesti Regionaalhaigla koondab kõik oma raviteenused Mustamäe haiglasse ja ehitab selleks praeguse kompleksi juurde lisakorpuse. Uus korpus läheb maksma ligi 400 miljoni krooni, millest 170 miljonit saadakse Euroopa Liidu struktuurifondidest. Lisa: Uus korpus. Skeem

  6. eBook会取代传统图书吗?%eBooks instead of Paper-books?

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    房平

    2002-01-01

    @@ 出版业像所有的行业一样,在当今时代发生着前所未有的巨大变化.eBook--电子图书,一种不需要纸张和油墨而需要电源、显示器、软件的"图书",把传统的出版业搅得沸沸扬扬.

  7. Publicação Eletrônica: a linguagem do e-book na hipermídia

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    Daniela Carvalho Monteiro Ferreira

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available O e-Book é um ambiente virtual e os formatos ePub e Daisy são um conjunto de arquivos interconectados, com potencial de utilização de fontes externas de informação, o que os tornam uma hipermídia. O objetivo deste artigo é apresentar os primeiros resultados sobre a utilização do quadro metodológico de planejamento do conteúdo audiovisual na edição de e-Book. Verificou-se que, assim como na web, os formatos ePub e Daisy, e em especial o primeiro, possui o potencial de utilização de recursos audiovisuais que podem fazer do resultado extrapolar a linguagem tradicional do livro impresso, tornando-os multimídia. Surge então o questionamento sobre o papel do editor de e-Book enquanto publicação eletrônica baseado no hipertexto, que assemelha-se com o de um roteirista para hipermídia.

  8. E-book reader: um novo cenário em informação e bibliotecas = E-book reader: a new vista for information management and libraries = E-book reader: un nuevo escenario para las bibliotecas y la información

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    Ana Vera Finardi Rodrigues

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo considera os e-book readers (leitores digitais como uma alternativa adicional para armazenar documentos em bibliotecas e suporte para a indústria da informação. Apresenta alguns modelos disponíveis no mercado e aborda a experiência de bibliotecas com o uso dos aparelhos no que tange ao gerenciamento deste tipo de recurso e, através de revisão de literatura, pondera a respeito dos benefícios, desvantagens e caminhos a serem percorridos pelos profissionais da informação. Os e-books (livros eletrônicos são, também, discutidos, buscando-se compreender como as bibliotecas se adaptam à demanda crescente pelas novas mídias = The paper discusses e-book readers both as a new archiving option for libraries and as a tool for the information industry. It reports on some of the leading models available on the market and analyzes the librarian’s experience with e-readers as a management tool. The review of the literature offered here also ponders the road ahead for information professionals with regard to this new technological option. E-books are discussed as well, with a view to understanding how libraries adapt to the growing demand for the new media = Este artículo examina los lectores de libros electrónicos (lectores digitales como una alternativa adicional para el almacenamiento de documentos en las bibliotecas y el apoyo a la industria de la información. Presenta algunos modelos disponibles en el mercado y analiza la experiencia de las bibliotecas con el uso de los equipos en relación con la gestión de este tipo de recurso y, por medio de revisión de la literatura, reflexiona sobre las ventajas e inconvenientes y los caminos que deben tomar los profesionales de la información. Los e-books (libros electrónicos también se discuten, tratando de entender cómo las bibliotecas se adaptan a la creciente demanda frente a los nuevos medios.

  9. Kolmandik Schenkeri laopinnast läheb Soome mööblimüüjale Indoor Group / Liis Kängsepp, Rivo Sarapik

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    2005-01-01

    Logistikafirma AS Schenker avab uue lao, millega kolmandik kogu nende laopindadest läheb mööblikaubamajade Asko ja Sotka omaniku Indoor Groupi kasutusse. Diagramm. Vt. samas: Indoor plaanib avada kaks uut poodi

  10. Kolmandik Schenkeri laopinnast läheb Soome mööblimüüjale Indoor Group / Liis Kängsepp, Rivo Sarapik

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    Kängsepp, Liis, 1981-

    2005-01-01

    Logistikafirma AS Schenker avab uue lao, millega kolmandik kogu nende laopindadest läheb mööblikaubamajade Asko ja Sotka omaniku Indoor Groupi kasutusse. Diagramm. Vt. samas: Indoor plaanib avada kaks uut poodi

  11. Considerações sobre o e-book: do Hipertexto à preservação digital

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    Jackson da Silva Medeiros

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available O desenvolvimento das tecnologias de informação e comunicação imprimiu na sociedade contemporânea mudanças no processo de criação, tratamento e disseminação do conhecimento. Nesse cenário, surge um suporte de leitura pouco discutido: o e-book. O e-book trouxe novo estilo de escrita e leitura, além de alterar a forma de publicação e distribuição da informação. Nessa perspectiva, este trabalho busca discutir, através de revisão de literatura, características do livro eletrônico, bem como suas vantagens e desvantagens, inserido em um contexto que vai desde a importância do hipertexto – paradigma de leitura presente no contexto do livro eletrônico, ressaltando a importância da problemática da propriedade intelectual e, de forma introdutória, discute algumas das técnicas de preservação digital. Diante dos aspectos analisados, considera o e-book uma tecnologia coadjuvante ao livro impresso e um grande aliado no processo de disseminação da informação e da cultura. E, assim como qualquer documento/objeto digital, o livro eletrônico também necessita de maiores cuidados no tocante à preservação, para que futuras gerações possam ter acesso ao conhecimento gerado e difundido por essas tecnologias de leitura e armazenagem de informação.

  12. Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader全面提升学生的阅读体验

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    @@ 为了让在校学生、老师及管理人员能够迅速方便地查阅到最新的课程内容,Adobe公司日前宣布,将与全球领先的教育出版商Digital Scanning公司、McGraw-Hill公司等七家厂商合作,联手推出用于Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader的基于PDF格式的电子课本--eTextbooks.

  13. EOD eBooks on demand service establishment in the National and University Library, Slovenia: a two-year overview

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    Sonja Svoljšak

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The article gives an insight into DOD project as a means for synergic solutions in the field of new library services establishment on the European level. It presents the ac-tivities and tasks completed within the project with an emphasis on three main project work packages: EOD service implementation, dissemination and communication and market analysis. A statistical overview of the EOD eBooks orders received by NUK from 2007 to 2009 is given and the results of market analysis are presented. The article concludes with an overview of current EOD network activities and some future projections.

  14. La educación para los medios integración del e-book enriquecido en Educación Primaria

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    La investigación “La Educación para los medios: Integración del e-book enriquecido en Educación Primaria” tiene como objetivo principal incorporar el e-book enriquecido (e-book EC) en un modelo integrador de educación para los medios en sexto curso de Educación Primaria, para la mejora de la comprensión de la información y el desarrollo de una actitud crítica. Los objetivos específicos son: diseñar, crear e incorporar materiales didácticos a partir del e-book enriquecido siguiendo el mode...

  15. E-books in the environment of the University of Ljubljana – useful manuals or a dead end street : experiences of the CTK

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    Matjaž Eržen

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available E-books are an essential part of the digitized material, which is available to the users of academic libraries. Compared to e-journals, which have already been embraced by the users, e-books do not meet the publishers’ expected usage level. The article also describes Central Technical Library’s experience with different suppliers and different e-books business models; and highlights the results of the one-year usage of NetLibrary e-books, which are accessible to the users of the University of Ljubljana. The usage results, comparisons and experiences imply some possible reasons and indicate some solutions that may result in a better usage of that material.

  16. E-Books an Medizinbibliotheken – „Gekommen um zu bleiben“. Ein Erfahrungsbericht der Universitätsbibliothek der Medizinischen Universität Wien / E-Books at medical libraries: They came to stay. A report from the university library at the Medical University Vienna

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    Bauer, Bruno

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Many university libraries and in particular medical libraries have built up a considerable collection of electronic books. These E-Books are already highly accepted by patrons despite unsolved questions on technical standards and license models which have to be tackled by publishers and libraries. A short introduction on advandages and disadvantages of E-Books is followed by a presentation of E-Book collections and E-Book catalogues found on the websites of medical libraries in Berlin, Mainz, Münster and Zürich. A more detailed report is given on the E-Book situation at the library of the Medical University Vienna including problems with usage data. Results of a recent library online survey are discussed in regard to E-Books. So far the experience with E-Books at the library of the Medical University Vienna and the positive feedback by patrons suggests that E-Books came to stay in medical libraries.

  17. Clinical and academic use of electronic and print books: the Health Sciences Library System e-book study at the University of Pittsburgh

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    Wessel, Charles B; Czechowski, Leslie J

    2011-01-01

    Objectives: The purpose of the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) electronic book (e-book) study was to assess use, and factors affecting use, of e-books by all patron groups of an academic health sciences library serving both university and health system–affiliated patrons. Methods: A web-based survey was distributed to a random sample (n = 5,292) of holders of library remote access passwords. A total of 871 completed and 108 partially completed surveys were received, for an approximate response rate of 16.5%–18.5%, with all user groups represented. Descriptive and chi-square analysis was done using SPSS 17. Results: Library e-books were used by 55.4% of respondents. Use by role varied: 21.3% of faculty reported having assigned all or part of an e-book for class readings, while 86% of interns, residents, and fellows reported using an e-book to support clinical care. Respondents preferred print for textbooks and manuals and electronic format for research protocols, pharmaceutical, and reference books, but indicated high flexibility about format choice. They rated printing and saving e-book content as more important than annotation, highlighting, and bookmarking features. Conclusions: Respondents' willingness to use alternate formats, if convenient, suggests that libraries can selectively reduce title duplication between print and e-books and still support library user information needs, especially if publishers provide features that users want. Marketing and user education may increase use of e-book collections. PMID:21753914

  18. Low-energy effective field theory of superfluid 3He-B and its gyromagnetic and Hall responses

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    Fujii, Keisuke

    2016-01-01

    The low-energy physics of a superfluid 3He-B is governed by Nambu-Goldstone bosons resulting from its characteristic symmetry breaking pattern. Here we construct an effective field theory at zero temperature consistent with all available symmetries in curved space, which are the U(1) phase x SU(2) spin x SO(3) orbital gauge invariance and the nonrelativistic general coordinate invariance, up to the next-to-leading order in a derivative expansion. The obtained low-energy effective field theory is capable of predicting gyromagnetic responses of the superfluid 3He-B, such as a magnetization generated by a rotation and an orbital angular momentum generated by a magnetic field, in a model-independent and nonperturbative way. We furthermore show that the stress tensor exhibits a dissipationless Hall viscosity with coefficients uniquely fixed by the orbital angular momentum density, which manifests itself as an elliptical polarization of sound wave with an induced transverse component.

  19. E-book – śmierć książki czy jej nowe życie? Historia, technologia, poezja, rynek

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    Mateusz Nizianty

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of the article is to present the subject of electronic literature’s place in modern world, specifics of this form of publishing and opportunities it carries. The history of e-books formation from 1971 to present day is outlined – changes that have taken place both in the preparation of files, as well as in designing of reading devices, was presented. Currently used in the publishing of e-books technologies was discussed: formats of electronic files, e-Ink technology and types of e-book readers available on the market. Main features of e-books and differences between traditional and electronic books was presented. The structure of the e-books market in Poland and users reading preferences was analysed – on the basis of available reports. The article raises issues related to the problem of illegal copying of e-publications – scale of the phenomena, possible ways of counteracting and solutions. This article also illustrates the steps of preparing an e-book, specifics of typographic lay-out, typesetting and text makeup of this type of publications. Separate spot was dedicated to the condition of poetry on the e-literature market.

  20. Educational Interactive eBook for Newly Diagnosed Children with T1DM: Children’s Role in Design

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    Damyanka Tsvyatkova

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Some of the central concerns in technology development for healthcare interventions in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM are how to involve young patients and their families in the design process and what methods, including artbased activities, would best facilitate a child expressing their innermost feelings when applying child-centered and participatory approaches. This paper describes a variety of artbased tools and methods (e.g. Cooperative Inquiry (CI and Informant Design (ID used in the creative design processes for defining features and eliciting the content of the stories, plots, roles, characters, images, animations, languages, etc., that will inform the design of an educational interactive eBook for newly diagnosed children (aged 8-12 years with T1DM. The articulation of design ideas through modeling plasticine figures, drawing and thinking aloud were generated and collected in three workshop sessions organized for diabetic and healthy children who had different roles in and contributions to the design process. Successfully collected data will be used to build a series of low fidelity paper based eBook prototypes.

  1. E-Book Technology and Its Use E-Kitap Teknolojisi ve Kullanımı

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    Fatih Rukancı

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available The book industry that showed extraordinary development with the invention of printing machine by Johann Gutenberg during the 1450's is constantly changing along with new telecommunication and information technologies. The most recent evolution in the book and publishing industry is electronic books. E-book technology supported by hardware, software and standart protocols and some of its advantage and disadvantages had produced e-book readers that became unseparable part of our academic and daily life. E-books, in recent years, has became more widespread in the areas of publishing, education and information services and are reaching larger user groups. It is expected that this new technology will change our way of information acquisition and dissemination. This seems unavoidable despite the views of those who argue that e-books cannot be an alternative to printed books. Widespread of e-books will be added a new dimension to technical and user services in information centers. 1450'li yıllarda Johann Gutenberg'in matbca makinesini icat etmesiyle oldukça büyük bir gelişim gösteren kitap endüstrisi, iletişim ve bilgi teknolojilerine paralel olarak sürekli bir değişim içindedir. Bu değişimin son halkasını kitap endüstrisinde ve yayıncılık sektöründe devrimsel bir nitelik taşıyan elektronik kitaplar oluşturmaktadır. Yazılım, donanım, standart ve protokol bileşenlerinden oluşan e-kitap teknolojisi, bir takım avantaj ve dezavantajlarıyla beraber birçok yeni ekitap okuma cihazının akademik ve gündelik yaşantımıza girmesine neden olmuştur. E-kitaplar, günümüzde yayıncılık, eğitim ve bilgi hizmetleri alanlarında gelişme göstermekte, gün geçtikçe artan sayılarıyla daha geniş kullanıcı kitlelerine hitap etmektedir. Basılı kitaplara alternatif olabileceği tartışılmakta olan bu teknolojinin zamanla bilgi edinme ve bilgiyi yayma yöntemlerimizi değiştirmesi kaçınılmazdır. E-kitapların yayg

  2. Collective modes and sound propagation in a magnetic field in superfluid3He-B

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    Shivaram, B. S.; Meisel, M. W.; Sarma, Bimal K.; Halperin, W. P.; Ketterson, J. B.

    1986-04-01

    A high-resolution, ultrasonic (12 89 MHz) acoustic impedance technique has been used to investigate the order parameter collective modes in superfluid3He-B over a pressure range of 0 15 bar and in magnetic fields up to 180 mT. In agreement with earlier experiments, the J=2 real squashing mode has been observed to split into five components in small magnetic fields. However, contrary to earlier theoretical estimates, the Zeeman shifts have been found to become extremely nonlinear as the magnetic field is increased. The extent of this nonlinearity is largest at low pressures and at temperatures close to T c. In comparison with recent theoretical work, the nonlinear Zeeman shifts may be explained as a result of two effects. First, there is a significant distortion of the B-phase energy gap in large magnetic fields. Second, there is an important coupling between the same J zsubstates of the different J modes. In this sense the nonlinear evolution of the real squashing mode constitutes the observation of the Paschen-Back effect in3He-B. A comparison of the observed Zeeman shifts with theoretical expressions has yielded information about particle-particle and particle-hole interaction effects in the superfluid. In the limit T → 0 and above a threshold field, the real squashing mode has been found to possess additional structure. The J z=0 substate has been observed to split into a doublet. The separation between the two components of the doublet is of the order of 100 200 kHz and remains independent of the magnetic field. The origin of the doublet may be understood in terms of a recent theory which postulates a texture-dependent collective mode frequency. Further, at extremely small fields the effects due to dispersion of the real squashing modes have been found to be important. The magnitude of the dispersion-induced mode splitting in zero field is found to be consistent with theoretical predictions. The J=2 squashing mode has also been studied in the presence of a

  3. Obstáculos para expansão do uso dos e-books na sociedade brasileira

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    Robson Dias Martins

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available As bibliotecas universitárias participam da transformação nos processos de gestão da informação impulsionados pelos avanços tecnológicos. As mudanças na forma de produzir, comercializar, acessar e difundir o conhecimento humano provoca nas bibliotecas a necessidade de se adaptarem as mutações do mercado editorial. Nesse contexto, surgem obstáculos para o gerenciamento dos livros digitais. O presente estudo enfoca os problemas enfrentados pelas unidades de informação na seleção, aquisição, gestão e formação de acervos dos e-books. Considerando que os recursos digitais compreendem uma gama de questões especificas que necessitam de estudos para proporcionar facilidades na aquisição, gerenciamento, difusão e acesso. Esta pesquisa objetiva apresentar um diagnóstico dos obstáculos enfrentados para expansão do uso dos e-books, busca-se democratizar seu acesso, bem como, simplificar os processos que envolvem a administração de coleções; a redução dos recursos financeiros e humanos utilizados pelas bibliotecas; o aumento da competitividade do mercado editorial; a maximização do acesso, da acessibilidade e o aperfeiçoamento dos produtos e serviços oferecidos para a comunidade acadêmica. Nesse sentido, este trabalho representa uma pesquisa relevante para os profissionais da Biblioteconomia e da Ciência da Informação. A metodologia aplicada foi a revisão de literatura acerca do tema nos campos das Ciências da Informação, mais especificamente, da Biblioteconomia. Os resultados obtidos possibilitaram o mapeamento dos obstáculos encontrados na gestão dos e-books.

  4. Perceived Convenience, Compatibility, and Media Richness Contribute Significantly toDedicated E-book Reader Acceptance. A Review of: Lai, J.-Y., & Chang, C.-Y. (2011. User attitudes toward dedicated e-book readers for reading: The effects of convenience, compatibility and media richness. Online Information Review, 35(4, 558-580.

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    Theresa S. Arndt

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective – Investigates the effects ofperceived convenience, compatibility andmedia richness on users’ attitudes towarddedicated e-book readers.Design – Convenience sample survey.Setting – Taiwanese university.Subjects – A total of 288 students at the seniorsecondary (5%, four-year university (78%,and graduate student (17% levels. Malefemaleparticipation was approximately equal.Methods – Students completed a 23-itemsurvey on dedicated e-book readers, withquestions on perceived usefulness, perceivedease of use, intention to use, convenience,compatibility, and media richness. Data wasanalyzed using the partial least squaresstatistical technique.Main Results – Users state an increasedintention to use dedicated e-book readers ifthey perceive the technology to be compatiblewith what they desire in a “book,” if the devicedelivers rich media content, and if the device isconvenient. Compatibility was found tosignificantly affect perceived ease of use, andwas found to be the strongest influence onintent to use a dedicated e-book reader.Compatibility, media richness andconvenience also increased the perceivedusefulness of dedicated e-book readers.Conclusion – Users will prefer dedicated e-book readers that are compatible with their preferences in a “book,” that deliver media-rich content, and that they find convenient. The study has implications for the design and development of e-book reading devices.

  5. In Vivo Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Embryoid Bodies in an Injectable in Situ-Forming Hydrogel

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    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available In this study, we examined the in vivo osteogenic differentiation of human embryoid bodies (hEBs by using an injectable in situ-forming hydrogel. A solution containing MPEG-b-(polycaprolactone-ran-polylactide (MCL and hEBs was easily prepared at room temperature. The MCL solution with hEBs and osteogenic factors was injected into nude mice and developed into in situ-forming hydrogels at the injection sites; these hydrogels maintained their shape even after 12 weeks in vivo, thereby indicating that the in situ-forming MCL hydrogel was a suitable scaffold for hEBs. The in vivo osteogenic differentiation was observed only in the in situ gel-forming MCL hydrogel in the presence of hEBs and osteogenic factors. In conclusion, this preliminary study suggests that hEBs and osteogenic factors embedded in an in situ-forming MCL hydrogel may provide numerous benefits as a noninvasive alternative for allogeneic tissue engineering applications.

  6. Propagation of zero sound in superfluid {sup 3}He-B under magnetic field

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    Ashida, Masami; Hara, Jun`ichiro [Yamaguchi Univ. (Japan); Nagai, Katsuhiko [Hiroshima Univ. (Japan)

    1996-10-01

    The authors present a theory of zero sound propagation in superfluid {sup 3}He-B with an order parameter strongly distorted by magnetic field. A general formula of the dispersion relation for arbitrary magnetic field in the collisionless regime is derived within the weak coupling theory and under the assumption of particle-hole symmetry. The Landau parameters are taken into account up to F{sub 2}{sup 2} and F{sub 0}{sup a}. Numerical results for the sound velocity and absorption spectrum are presented. The authors show that the collective mode J = 1, J{sub z} = 0 yields a sizable peak in the sound absorption spectrum under weak but finite magnetic field. The quasi-particle excitations under magnetic field also exhibit cusp-like fine structures in the absorption spectrum. The authors show that the anomalies discovered by Ling et al. and Saunders et al. near the pair breaking edge in the q {perpendicular} H geometry consist of the J = 1, J{sub z} = 0 collective mode and the pair breaking cusps in the J{sub z} = 0, {plus_minus} 2 channels.

  7. On Nambu's Fermion-Boson Relations for Superfluid $^3$He-B

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    Sauls, J A

    2016-01-01

    Superfluid $^3$He is a spin-triplet ($S=1$), p-wave ($L=1$) BCS condensate of Cooper pairs with total angular momentum $J=0$ in the ground state. In addition to the breaking of $U(1)$ gauge symmetry, separate spin or orbital rotation symmetry is broken to the maximal sub-group, $SO(3)_S\\times SO(3)_L\\rightarrow SO(3)_J$. The Fermions acquire mass, $m_F\\equiv\\Delta$, where $\\Delta$ is the BCS gap. There are also 18 Bosonic excitations - 4 Nambu-Goldstone (NG) modes and 14 massive amplitude Higgs (AH) modes. The Bosonic modes are labelled by the total angular momentum, $J\\in\\{0,1,2\\}$, and parity under particle-hole symmetry, $C=\\pm 1$. For each pair of angular momentum quantum numbers, $J,J_z$, there are two Bosonic partners with $C=\\pm 1$. Based this spectrum Nambu proposed a sum rule connecting the Fermion and Boson masses for BCS type theories, which for $^3$He-B is $M_{J^+}^2 + M_{J^-}^2 = 4m_F^2$ for each family of Bosonic modes labelled by $J$, where $M_{J^C}$ is the mass of the Bosonic mode with quantum...

  8. 电子书的发展和定价模式%The Development and Pricing Model of E-books

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    罗楠

    2013-01-01

    亚马逊的Kindle系列阅读器的出现,改变了电子阅读一直以来发展缓慢的局面,成为了电子书发展的一个转折点。电子书的销售量甚至有赶超纸质书的趋势。然而,其定价到目前为止还没有统一的标准与模式,因此对电子书定价的研究也就显得至关重要,本文对电子书的定价模式进行了剖析,具有现实意义。%The appearance of Amazon's Kindle reader series changed the situation that the electronic reading developed slowly,becoming a turning point of the development of e-books.There is even a trend that the sales of e-book surpass paper book.However,there isn’t a uniform standard and model of e-book pricing.As a result,the study of e-book pricing appears essential.This paper shows practical significance by analyzing e-book pricing models.

  9. E-book per la formazione. L’esperienza del Master “Le nuove competenze digitali: open education, social e mobile learning”

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    Laura Menichetti

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Il Master “Le nuove competenze digitali: open education, social e mobile learning”, organizzato dall’Università degli Studi di Firenze, si propone di sviluppare competenze relative alla progettazione, alla realizzazione, alla erogazione di interventi formativi sostenuti dalle nuove tecnologie e in linea con i modelli istruttivi maggiormente condivisi per un apprendimento efficace.I corsisti completano il Master con la realizzazione di un prodotto ad uso didattico, che può consistere in un corso o in un e-book.Quasi metà dei corsisti che hanno partecipato all’edizione conclusasi a marzo 2014 hanno prodotto degli e-book, che sono stati utilizzati nella formazione degli adulti o nella scuola. Il presente contributo intende presentare una rassegna degli e-book che le autrici e gli autori hanno acconsentito a rendere visibili.

  10. Measuring the moderating influence of gender on the acceptance of e-book amongst mathematics and statistics students at universities in Libya

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    Asma Mohmead Smeda

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available The success of using any types of technology in education depends on a large extent of the acceptance of information technology (IT by students. Therefore, understanding the factors influencing the acceptance of electronic book (e-book is essential for decision-makers and those interested in the e-book industry. Based on an extended technology acceptance model (TAM, this paper examines the impact of some factors on the students’ behavioural intention (BI toward adoption of the e-book in mathematics and statistics. This paper also investigates the effect of gender differences on the relationship between the factors affecting the acceptance of e-book. A self-administered survey was used to collect data from 392 mathematics and statistics undergraduate students. The research model has shown that the factors related to the social factor and users’ characteristics are the critical factors that affect the acceptance of the e-book. The results also indicated that perceived usefulness (PU, perceived ease of use (PEOU and students’ attitude (AU have strongly affected students’ BI. Self-efficacy (SE has a significant impact on PEOU while social influence (SI has a significant influence on students’ AU. Moreover, the results confirmed that most of the TAM constructs were significant in both models (males and females, where there are no differences between males and females; however, only PEOU has been affected by the gender moderator. The results showed that the impact of the factor of SI on females was more than males. On the other hand, female students were more confident in the use of the e-book than males. In general, the female students’ model was more powerful in explaining the variance than males’ model.

  11. Developing an eBook-Integrated High-Fidelity Mobile App Prototype for Promoting Child Motor Skills and Taxonomically Assessing Children’s Emotional Responses Using Face and Sound Topology

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    Brown, William; Liu, Connie; John, Rita Marie; Ford, Phoebe

    2014-01-01

    Developing gross and fine motor skills and expressing complex emotion is critical for child development. We introduce “StorySense”, an eBook-integrated mobile app prototype that can sense face and sound topologies and identify movement and expression to promote children’s motor skills and emotional developmental. Currently, most interactive eBooks on mobile devices only leverage “low-motor” interaction (i.e. tapping or swiping). Our app senses a greater breath of motion (e.g. clapping, snapping, and face tracking), and dynamically alters the storyline according to physical responses in ways that encourage the performance of predetermined motor skills ideal for a child’s gross and fine motor development. In addition, our app can capture changes in facial topology, which can later be mapped using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) for later interpretation of emotion. StorySense expands the human computer interaction vocabulary for mobile devices. Potential clinical applications include child development, physical therapy, and autism. PMID:25954336

  12. Eestil läheb jätkuvalt hästi / Toomas Hendrik Ilves

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    Vabariigi Presidendi tervitus Eesti rahvale 2007/2008. aastavahetusel Eesti Panga saalis. Ilmunud ka: Postimees 3. jaan. 2008, lk. 15, pealk.: Usalduse tugevnemise aasta; Postimees : na russkom jazõke 3. jaan. 2008, lk. 9; Eesti Päevaleht 3. jaanuar 2008, lk. 3, pealk.: Eestil läheb hästi; Maaleht 3. jaan. 2008, lk. 7, pealk.: Meie oleme õnnelik rahvas; Virumaa Teataja 3. jaanuar 2008, lk. 11, pealk.: Saame täna olla kindlamad kui kunagi varem; Pärnu Postimees 3. jaanuar 2008, lk. 15, pealk.: Armas Eesti rahvas kodus ja kaugel!; Lõunaleht 3. jaan. 2008, lk. 2, pealk.: Armas Eesti rahvas kodus ja kaugel!; Põhjarannik 3. jaan. 2008, lk. 4, pealk.: Armas Eesti rahvas kodus ja kaugel!; Severnoje Poberezhje 3. jaan. 2008, lk. 4; Meie Maa 3. jaan. 2008, lk. 2, pealk.: Vabariigi presidendi aastavahetuse tervitus; Hiiu Leht 4. jaan. 2008, lk. 2, pealk.: Presidendi tervitus; Harjumaa 4. jaan. 2008, lk. 2, pealk.: Armas Eesti rahvas kodus ja kaugel!; Eesti Päevaleht (Stockholm) 10. jaan. 2008, lk. 2; Eesti Elu 4. jaan. 2008, lk. 2, pealk.: Vabariigi Presidendi tervitus 2007/2008. aastavahetusel (lüh.); Vaba Eesti Sõna 3. jaan. 2008, lk. 3, pealk.: Vabariigi Presidendi tervitus 2007/2008. aastavahetusel, ingl. k. lk. 12, pealk.: President of the Republic New Year Address 2008; Meie Kodu 23. jaan. 2008, lk. 2, pealk.: Vabariigi Presidendi tervitus 2007/2008. aastavahetusel; Eesti Rada 2008, nr. 1, lk. 3, pealk.: Vabariigi Presidendi tervitus 2007/2008. aastavahetusel. Väljavõte tervitusest ilmunud ka: Postimees 31. dets. 2008, lk. 9, pealk.: President Toomas Hendrik Ilvese tervitus aastavahetusel 2007/2008

  13. Eestil läheb jätkuvalt hästi / Toomas Hendrik Ilves

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    Ilves, Toomas Hendrik, 1953-

    2008-01-01

    Vabariigi Presidendi tervitus Eesti rahvale 2007/2008. aastavahetusel Eesti Panga saalis. Ilmunud ka: Postimees 3. jaan. 2008, lk. 15, pealk.: Usalduse tugevnemise aasta; Postimees : na russkom jazõke 3. jaan. 2008, lk. 9; Eesti Päevaleht 3. jaanuar 2008, lk. 3, pealk.: Eestil läheb hästi; Maaleht 3. jaan. 2008, lk. 7, pealk.: Meie oleme õnnelik rahvas; Virumaa Teataja 3. jaanuar 2008, lk. 11, pealk.: Saame täna olla kindlamad kui kunagi varem; Pärnu Postimees 3. jaanuar 2008, lk. 15, pealk.: Armas Eesti rahvas kodus ja kaugel!; Lõunaleht 3. jaan. 2008, lk. 2, pealk.: Armas Eesti rahvas kodus ja kaugel!; Põhjarannik 3. jaan. 2008, lk. 4, pealk.: Armas Eesti rahvas kodus ja kaugel!; Severnoje Poberezhje 3. jaan. 2008, lk. 4; Meie Maa 3. jaan. 2008, lk. 2, pealk.: Vabariigi presidendi aastavahetuse tervitus; Hiiu Leht 4. jaan. 2008, lk. 2, pealk.: Presidendi tervitus; Harjumaa 4. jaan. 2008, lk. 2, pealk.: Armas Eesti rahvas kodus ja kaugel!; Eesti Päevaleht (Stockholm) 10. jaan. 2008, lk. 2; Eesti Elu 4. jaan. 2008, lk. 2, pealk.: Vabariigi Presidendi tervitus 2007/2008. aastavahetusel (lüh.); Vaba Eesti Sõna 3. jaan. 2008, lk. 3, pealk.: Vabariigi Presidendi tervitus 2007/2008. aastavahetusel, ingl. k. lk. 12, pealk.: President of the Republic New Year Address 2008; Meie Kodu 23. jaan. 2008, lk. 2, pealk.: Vabariigi Presidendi tervitus 2007/2008. aastavahetusel; Eesti Rada 2008, nr. 1, lk. 3, pealk.: Vabariigi Presidendi tervitus 2007/2008. aastavahetusel. Väljavõte tervitusest ilmunud ka: Postimees 31. dets. 2008, lk. 9, pealk.: President Toomas Hendrik Ilvese tervitus aastavahetusel 2007/2008

  14. Final report on a pilot academic e-books project at Keio University Libraries : Potential for the scholarly use of digitized academic books

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    Shimada, Takashi

    This article reports on the results and significance of a pilot academic e-books project carried out at the Keio University Libraries for fiscal 2010 to 2012 to assess the viability of a new model of the libraries providing all the campuses with accesses to Japanese academic books digitized jointly with academic publishers and cooperative firms. It focuses on the experimental use of digitized books, highlighting the students’ attitudes and expectations towards e-books as found from surveys. Some major findings include the following. Users have a strong demand for digitized readings that are rather lookup-oriented than learning-oriented, with greater value placed on the functionalities of federated full-text searching, reading on a screen, and accessing the desired chapter direct from table of contents. They also want an online space in which to manage different forms of digitized learning resources. We investigated the potential of e-books and new type of textbooks as educational infrastructures based on the results of experiment. Japan’s university libraries should need to engage actively in the mass digitization of academic books to be adaptive to the change in the ways research, study and teaching are conducted. We plan to start a joint experiment with other university libraries to develop a practical model for the use of e-books.

  15. E-Books Effectiveness in Promoting Phonological Awareness and Concept about Print: A Comparison between Children at Risk for Learning Disabilities and Typically Developing Kindergarteners

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    Shamir, Adina; Shlafer, Inessa

    2011-01-01

    Despite the young child's increasing access to electronic books and the evidence indicating it's effectiveness for promoting emergent literacy, research among young children at risk for learning disabilities is only just beginning. Motivated by this challenge, the study reported here compared the effect of an educational e-book on improvements in…

  16. Expanding the Boundaries of Shared Book Reading: E-Books and Printed Books in Parent-Child Reading as Support for Children's Language

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    Korat, Ofra; Shamir, Adina; Heibal, Shani

    2013-01-01

    Early shared book reading activities are considered to be a promising context for supporting young children's language development. Ninety low socioeconomic status preschoolers and their mothers were randomly assigned to one of three groups: (1) e-book reading; (2) printed book reading; (3) regular kindergarten literacy program (control). Mothers…

  17. The Effects of Extensive Reading via E-Books on Tertiary Level EFL Students' Reading Attitude, Reading Comprehension, and Vocabulary

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    Chen, Chin-Neng; Chen, Shu-Chu; Chen, Shu-Hui Eileen; Wey, Shyh-Chyi

    2013-01-01

    This study investigates the effects of extensive reading of e-books on tertiary level EFL students' English reading attitude, reading comprehension and vocabulary. Eighty-nine participants were assigned in two groups, with 46 students in the experimental group and the other 43 students in the control group. In addition to a traditional…

  18. Comparing Linear Relationships between E-Book Usage and University Student and Faculty Populations: The Differences between E-Reference and E-Monograph Collections

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    Lamothe, Alain R.

    2013-01-01

    This paper reports the results from a quantitative study examining the strength of linear relationships between Laurentian University students and faculty members and the J. N. Desmarais Library's reference and monograph e-book collections. The number of full-text items accessed, searches performed, and undergraduate, graduate, and faculty…

  19. 澳大利亚图书馆电子借阅服务研究%Analysis of Library E-Book Lending Service Status in Australia

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    贺美琪; 傅文奇

    2015-01-01

    E-book lending has become one of the most important types of service in the digital library. This paper introduces the status and obstacles of e-book lending service in Australian libraries, analysis of countermeasures of related groups such as government, libraries, suppliers and author to promote the e-book lending service, offering some suggestions on the development of e-book lending service of library in China.%电子借阅已经成为当前图书馆数字资源服务的重要内容.文章介绍了澳大利亚开展电子借阅服务的现状和障碍,分析其政府、图书馆、供应商及作者等不同利益群体对推动电子借阅发展所采取的对策,以及对发展我国图书馆电子借阅服务的几点启示.

  20. New Roads for Patron-Driven E-Books: Collection Development and Technical Services Implications of a Patron-Driven Acquisitions Pilot at Rutgers

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    De Fino, Melissa; Lo, Mei Ling

    2011-01-01

    Collection development librarians have long struggled to meet user demands for new titles. Too often, required resources are not purchased, whereas some purchased resources do not circulate. E-books selected through patron-driven plans are a solution but present new challenges for both selectors and catalogers. Radical changes to traditional…

  1. The E-book and Network Reading Services of University Libraries%高校图书馆电子书与网络阅读服务

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    金淮苏; 陈亮

    2012-01-01

    人类已经进入数字化时代,高校大学生的阅读发生了巨大的变化。电子书与网络阅读具有如下特点:获取很方便,阅读快速化,阅读个性化,搜寻与跳跃等。高校图书馆可以通过购买电子书、引进电子书阅读器、自建电子书数据库、搜集与整理网络电子书等提供电子书服务,还可以通过电子报纸、电子杂志、网页在线阅读等提供网络阅读服务。%With the advent of digital age, university students' reading habit has undergone tremendous changes. Characteristics of e-books and network reading are as follows: easy access, speedy reading, individualized reading, search reading and skip reading. To provide students with e-book service, university libraries may subscribe e-books and e-reader, establish self-built databases, collect and organize e-books; to provide students with network reading, university libraries may subscribe e-newspapers, e-magazines, online-reading service and so on.

  2. E-Books Effectiveness in Promoting Phonological Awareness and Concept about Print: A Comparison between Children at Risk for Learning Disabilities and Typically Developing Kindergarteners

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    Shamir, Adina; Shlafer, Inessa

    2011-01-01

    Despite the young child's increasing access to electronic books and the evidence indicating it's effectiveness for promoting emergent literacy, research among young children at risk for learning disabilities is only just beginning. Motivated by this challenge, the study reported here compared the effect of an educational e-book on improvements in…

  3. Comparing Linear Relationships between E-Book Usage and University Student and Faculty Populations: The Differences between E-Reference and E-Monograph Collections

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    Lamothe, Alain R.

    2013-01-01

    This paper reports the results from a quantitative study examining the strength of linear relationships between Laurentian University students and faculty members and the J. N. Desmarais Library's reference and monograph e-book collections. The number of full-text items accessed, searches performed, and undergraduate, graduate, and faculty…

  4. Expanding the Boundaries of Shared Book Reading: E-Books and Printed Books in Parent-Child Reading as Support for Children's Language

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    Korat, Ofra; Shamir, Adina; Heibal, Shani

    2013-01-01

    Early shared book reading activities are considered to be a promising context for supporting young children's language development. Ninety low socioeconomic status preschoolers and their mothers were randomly assigned to one of three groups: (1) e-book reading; (2) printed book reading; (3) regular kindergarten literacy program (control). Mothers…

  5. The Influence of Student Learning Characteristics on Purchase of Paper Book and eBook for University Study and Personal Interest

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    Johnson, Genevieve Marie

    2016-01-01

    First-year university students (n = 199) completed an online questionnaire that queried their purchase of paper books and eBooks for university study and personal interest. The questionnaire also required students to rate their learning characteristics including reading strategies, study self-regulation, learning control beliefs and achievement…

  6. Do interactions speak louder than words? Dialogic reading of an interactive tablet-based e-book with children between 16 months and three years of age

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    Knoche, Hendrik; Rasmussen, Niklas Ammitzbøl; Boldreel, Kasper

    2014-01-01

    the effect of interactive elements on speech production of 12 children between the ages of 16 and 33 months when engaged in individual dialogic reading sessions with a tablet-based e-book. Interaction with interactive elements did not reduce the children’s responses to dialogic reading prompts. Spontaneous...

  7. Dynamic versus Static Dictionary with and without Printed Focal Words in e-Book Reading as Facilitator for Word Learning

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    Korat, Ofra; Levin, Iris; Ben-Shabt, Anat; Shneor, Dafna; Bokovza, Limor

    2014-01-01

    We investigated the extent to which a dictionary embedded in an e-book with static or dynamic visuals with and without printed focal words affects word learning. A pretest-posttest design was used to measure gains of expressive words' meaning and their spelling. The participants included 250 Hebrew-speaking second graders from…

  8. Longitudinal Analysis of Undergraduate E-book Use Finds that Knowledge of Local Communities Drives Format Selection and Collection Development Activities

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    Melissa Goertzen

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available A Review of: Hobbs, K., & Klare, D. (2016. Are we there yet?: A longitudinal look at e-books through students’ eyes. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 28(1, 9-24. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1941126X.2016.1130451 Objective – To determine undergraduate students’ opinions of, use of, and facility with e-books. Design – A qualitative study that incorporated annual interview and usability sessions over a period of four years. The protocol was informed by interview techniques used in prior studies at Wesleyan University. To supplement the body of qualitative data, the 2014 Measuring Information Service Outcomes (MISO survey was distributed; the researchers built five campus-specific e-book questions into the survey. Setting – A small university in the Northeastern United States of America. Subjects – 28 undergraduate students (7 per year who attended summer session between the years of 2011-2014 recruited for interview and usability sessions; 700 full-time undergraduate students recruited for the 2014 MISO survey. Methods – The method was designed by a library consortium in the Northeastern United States of America. The study itself was conducted by two librarians based at the single university. To recruit students for interview and usability sessions, librarians sent invitations via email to a random list of students enrolled in the university’s summer sessions. Recruitment for the 2014 MISO survey was also conducted via email; the survey was sent to a stratified, random sample of undergraduate students in February 2014. Interview sessions were structured around five open-ended questions that examined students’ familiarity with e-books and whether the format supports academic work. These sessions were followed by the students’ evaluation of specific book titles available on MyiLibrary and ebrary, platforms accessible to all libraries in the CTW Consortium. Participants were asked to locate e-books on given topics

  9. On E-book Hypermedia Information Organization Mode%电子书的超媒体信息组织模式研究

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    杜建华; 王京山

    2014-01-01

    At present, domestic and foreign academic research is very active on the e-book, e-book concept connotation, de-velopment history, technical requirements, copyright protection, pricing models, industry standards, business models, development bottleneck, development prospects, and traditional publishing game, etc. and initially makes a number of achievements. In order to promote the development of new breakthroughs in the e-book, the author of the information from the book starts organizational model to communication studies and information management as the basis of the existing organizational model for e-book information summed, focuses on e-books hypermedia information organization model unique advantages and disadvantages, and on this basis propose opti-mization.%目前,国内外学术界对电子书的研究十分活跃,电子书的概念内涵、发展历程、发展前景、发展瓶颈,与传统出版的博弈等,均有涉及,并初步取得了成果。笔者从电子书的信息组织模式入手,以传播学和信息管理学等为依据,对现有的电子书信息组织模式进行总结概括,重点分析电子书的超媒体信息组织模式所特有的优势与不足,并在此基础上提出优化方案。

  10. Development of an android-based physics e-book to ease students’ physics learning And its influence on their learning achievement

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    Tamman Firdaus Muqarrobin

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the research concerned here was to determine (1 the fitness of an Androidbased physics e-book learning media as product of research and development, (2 the difference in learning achievement between learners using the Android-based physics e-book learning media and those using the learning media frequently used at school, (3 the difference in obtained learning ease between learners using the Android-based physics e-book learning media and those using the learning media from their school, and (4 the influence of learning ease on learning achievement. The Android-based learning media was developed by using the software Adobe Flash Professional CS 6 with Action Script 3. The media produced was tested at a state senior high school, SMA Negeri 1, Ngrambe, Ngawi, Indonesia, with the involvement of forty-eight of the students there as research subjects. The research data were collected by means of questionnaires and written tests. The data were analyzed by using Levene’s homogeneity test, Kolmogorov-Smirnov normality test, and a comparison test in the form of an independent samples t-test with a level of significance of 0.95. The research results indicate that (1 the Android-based physics e-book learning media is declared fit for use, (2 there is significant difference in learning achievement between a class using the said learning media and a class using the learning media usually used at school, (3 there is no significant difference in learners’ response to the learning ease that they get when using the Android-based physics e-book learning media compared to that when using the learning media from the school, and (4 learning ease does not fully influence learners’ learning achievement

  11. Academic Libraries Should Consider a Strategic Approach to Promotion and Marketing of e-Books. A Review of: Vasileiou, M. & Rowley, J. (2011. Marketing and promotion of e-books in academic libraries. Journal of Documentation, 67(4, 624-643. doi: 10.1108/00220411111145025

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    Nazi Torabi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives – The main objectives of this study were the following:1 To determine the existence of a formal promotion or marketing strategic plan for e-books in academic libraries.2 To identify the marketing and promotion tools being used for e-book marketing.3 To understand the role of faculty in promoting e-books.4 To explore the issues and challenges that the libraries are facing in promoting e-books.5 To investigate the future plans for the promotion of e-books.Design – Qualitative study involving individual interviews followed by thematic analysis.Setting – The research setting was seven academic libraries with various sizes of e-book collections (~9,000 to ~500,000 and ranging from research leading to teaching focused universities.Subjects – The interviews were conducted with 25 academic librarians, including 19 subject librarians, 4 e-resources librarians, 1 collection development manager, and 1 acquisition and metadata officer.Methods – Using a multiple case approach, the researchers interviewed 25 librarians from 7 academic libraries. The interviews were digitally recorded. The interview transcripts were coded and analyzed using thematic analysis. The researchers recorded information about the type and size of the university, number of e-books, and the role of interviewees, and then conducted a semi-structured interview. The following questions were asked:1 “Do you have a promotion/marketing strategy for e-books (or e-resources? If not, is there a need for one?2 What are the marketing and promotion tools you use for e-books?3 What are the issues and challenges in promoting e-books?” (p. 629Main Results – While none of the cases had a formalized marketing strategy, most participants (19 out of 25 acknowledged the importance of developing one. Those who did not find it necessary argued that their users had good knowledge of library e-resources, thus, marketing was unnecessary. Although there was a lack of a marketing

  12. Modelli di acquisto di e-book per le biblioteche dell'università italiana. Tre piattaforme a confronto (EBL, Ebrary, Ebsco

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    Giovanna Frigimelica

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    Full Text Available Negli ultimi anni la diffusione degli e-book ha avuto una crescita esponenziale. L'accesso 24 ore su 24, la portabilità, gli strumenti avanzati offerti dalle piattaforme rendono questo prodotto particolarmente interessante in ambito accademico. Le biblioteche si trovano ad attraversare una fase di sperimentazione per quanto concerne la selezione e l'acquisizione degli e-book. L'articolo analizza tre piattaforme (EBL, Ebrary, EBSCO in particolare con l'ottica di stabilire se un'università italiana di medie dimensioni possa acquistare titoli stranieri in versione elettronica anziché cartacea, e a che condizioni. Vengono presentate informazioni sul catalogo offerto, i business model, le funzionalità disponibili. Il taglio è pratico/sperimentale, in quanto i paragoni tra le piattaforme si basano su un set di 150 monografie, pubblicate negli ultimi 5 anni da editori diversi e acquistate in cartaceo, utilizzato come campione rappresentativo.

  13. Interpretation of the White Paper about the Springer's E -book%Springer电子书的白皮书解读

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    汤罡辉

    2012-01-01

    编译解读了施普林格出版社发布的系列电子书调研白皮书报告,也比较分析了施普林格的电子书使用过程中,英国利物浦大学与中国上海大学的使用差别。通过深入分析将有助于图书馆及其他机构开展相关研究时作参考。%Compiled Interpretation series white paper on research report published by Springer - Verlag e - book, and analysis the use process of Springer e - book , what its difference between the University of Liverpool University and Shanghai University. Through in -depth analysis will help to give a reference to libraries and other research institutions.

  14. Estimating the monetary value of willingness to pay for E-book reader's attributes using partially confounded factorial conjoint choice experiment

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    Yong, Chin-Khian

    2013-09-01

    A partially confounded factorial conjoint choice experiments design was used to examine the monetary value of the willingness to pay for E-book Reader's attributes. Conjoint analysis is an efficient, cost-effective, and most widely used quantitative method in marketing research to understand consumer preferences and value trade-off. Value can be interpreted by customer or consumer as the received of multiple benefits from a price that was paid. The monetary value of willingness to pay for battery life, internal memory, external memory, screen size, text to Speech, touch screen, and converting handwriting to digital text of E-book reader were estimated in this study. Due to the significant interaction effect of the attributes with the price, the monetary values for the seven attributes were found to be different at different values of odds of purchasing versus not purchasing. The significant interactions effects were one of the main contribution of the partially confounded factorial conjoint choice experiment.

  15. Cognitive Learning and Motivation of First Year Secondary School Students Using an Interactive and Multimedia-enhanced e-Book made with iBooks Author

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    Niamh O'Mahony

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available In this study, multimedia and interactive e-book content was explored to determine the impact on 1st year Irish secondary school students, specifically looking at cognitive learning and student motivation. To achieve this, a controlled experiment was undertaken using a comparison between a test group and a control group. The test group was given an interactive and multimedia enhanced e-book, developed with interactive widgets of the iBooks Author for the iPad. The control group was presented with the same material, but the widgets were replaced with static materials. The study found that some widgets were more successful for learning than others, and that the ibook format indicates a high level of motivation in students.

  16. 对我国开发知识性eBook战略的探索%On Developing Intellectual eBook in China

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    陈源蒸

    2002-01-01

    @@ 基本认识 eBook(Electronic book)是一个被广泛应用的概念,在不同的领域具有不同的含义.一些讨论eBook的文章,常常说的不是一回事.就所见文献及实物,eBook大致有三个范畴的概念:

  17. Discussion on the Cooperation Model of Acquisition and Cataloging of E-Books%电子书的采编配合模式探讨

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    陈颖

    2012-01-01

    E-book has become an indispensable part of reading life in the network era.At present,there are many problems in acquisition and cataloging of e-books in libraries.Therefore it is necessary that acquisition personnel cooperate with cataloging personnel closely,to enhance the communication each other,and to establish the scientific cooperation model of acquisition and cataloging,such as establishing the information exchange platform and the mechanism used for cataloging personnel recommend books,holding regularly communication meeting of acquisition and cataloging,and so on,in order to promote the library service of e-books more smoothly.%网络时代,电子书已经成为人们阅读生活中不可或缺的一部分,而目前图书馆在电子书采访和编目的具体工作中存在着不少问题。这就需要采访人员和编目人员密切配合、增强沟通,建立科学的采编配合模式,如设立"信息交流平台"、建立编目人员荐书机制和定期召开采编沟通会等,以使图书馆电子书的服务业务顺利开展。

  18. An Investigation on Elementary School Students' Level of Math Learning, Using Math E-Books (A Case Study: Pishtazan Computer Primary School, 4th Zone of Tehran

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    Full Text Available Since the focus on technology exists in all schools and classes, teachers need to know how to apply it in their teaching practices. The use of ICT in education is an undeniable necessity. Since the use of information and communication technology can smooth the paths of teaching-learning process for students, the researchers in this study tried to apply one of the information and communication technology tools, called electronic books (E-books in teaching math. The aim of this study is to examine elementary school students' level of math learning, using math e-books with the focus on teaching multiplication (Case Study: Pishtazan computer primary school, the 4th zone of Tehran. Using a quasi-experimental study, 61 third grade students from two primary schools for girls located in the 4th education zone of Tehran were selected. Math tests were used to collect data. Using T-test for independent samples, the results showed that level of math learning was higher in the students who have been trained with the help of e-book, compared to the students who have been trained through traditional teaching method.

  19. Optics characterization of a 900-GHz HEB receiver for the ASTE telescope: design, measurement and tolerance analysis

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    Gonzalez, A.; Soma, T.; Shiino, T.; Kaneko, K.; Uzawa, Y.; Yamamoto, S.

    2014-09-01

    The optics of a 900-GHz HEB receiver for the ASTE telescope have been analyzed by quasi-optical analysis and Physical Optics simulations in combination with beam pattern measurements. The disagreement between simulations and measurements has motivated an extensive campaign of Monte Carlo analyses to find out the cause of such a difference in results. Monte Carlo analyses have considered fabrication and assembly tolerances in all components in the RF chain, as well as some non-expected fabrication errors. This strategy has allowed determining the defective component. In short, the use of all available analyses techniques together with measurements has allowed singling out an underperforming element in an astronomical receiver. The change of this component will improve the optical efficiency and ease astronomical observations. These ideas can be of interest for any quasi-optical receiver at THz frequencies.

  20. 国外图书馆联盟的电子书 PDA 模式研究--以美国奥比斯级联联盟为例%Research on PDA Model of E -Book in Foreign Library Consortiums---The Orbis Cascade Alliance E -Books PDA Pilot

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    廖利香

    2015-01-01

    介绍了国外图书馆联盟电子书 PDA 的概况,以美国奥比斯级联联盟的电子书 PDA 项目为例,阐述了其资金的来源、书商的选择、电子书的定价和触发购买机制、项目评估以及面临的挑战,以对我国图书馆联盟电子书 PDA 的实施提供有益的借鉴。%This paper described the general situation of patron driven acquisition of E -books in foreign li-brary consortiums.Taking the e -books PDA project of the Orbis Cascade Alliance as an example,the author ex-pounded its source of funding,selection of vendors,pricing and trigger purchase mechanism for e -books ,evaluation and unforeseen challenges,in hope of providing beneficial reference for the implementation of e -book PDA in domes-tic library consortiums.

  1. E-Book Discovery and Use Behaviour is Complex. A review of: Rowland, Ian, David Nicholas, Hamid R. Jamali, and Paul Huntington. “What do Faculty and Students Really Think about E-books?” Aslib Proceedings: New Information Perspectives; 59.6 (2007: 489-511.

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    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective – To assess academic users’ awareness, perceptions and levels of use of e-books. Also to discover the purposes for which e-books were used and identify the most effective library marketing strategies for e-books. Design – Survey.Setting – University College London (UCL.Subjects – 1,818 UCL staff and students.Methods – In November 2006, staff and students of UCL were asked to participate in an online survey, administered using SurveyMonkey software. The survey ran November 1-18, 2006. Survey results were analysed using Software Package for Social Sciences (SPSS.Main Results – The response rate to the survey was at least 6.7%. A total of 1,818 completed surveys were received from approximately 27,000 potential respondents, although it is not known whether all e-mails announcing the survey were successfully delivered. No statistically significant differences were found between the demographic profile of the survey sample and the profile of the total UCL population. Data regarding e-book usage were collected from the sub-group of respondents who were existing e-book users, and data regarding use of print collections and book discovery were collected from all respondents. Forty-four per cent of respondents had used e-books, with age a good predictor of usage. However additional data analysis revealed complex demographic interactions underlying e-book usage, making broad generalisations too simplistic. Of existing ebook users, 61% sourced e-booksindependently of the UCL library. Deeper analysis showed that men were more “library independent” than women and doctoral students were more so than other students and staff. Forty-eight per cent ofexisting e-book users preferred reading from a screen rather than paper, with men more likely to read from a screen than women, and undergraduates more likely to do so than other groups. Responses to questions about the purpose of reading showed that existing e-book users consulted e-books

  2. Definitions and Analysis of The Contrast of The E-book Reader%反射式电子书阅读器对比度的定义及测试分析

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    黄葭蓓; 徐艳芳

    2009-01-01

    为了对反射式电子阅读器的显示质量进行合理测评,本文探讨了3种常用的D65光源、D50光源和A光源下不同对比度的定义:计量材料本身的光谱行为的对比度定义为反射率对比度Cρ;计量材料的反光行为和人眼的接收特性的对比度定义为反射率视觉对比度CV;计量材料本身的光谱行为,同时计量光源和人眼的光谱光效特性的对比度定义为亮度对比度CL.通过测试实验选择的电子阅读器产品分析不同对比度之间的关联特性.实验结果表明,在常用光源下,CL和CV线性相关,在表征该类阅读器的黑白对比度性能上具有等同的作用,考虑到CL进一步可用于衡量黑白对比度的绝对大小.%In order to evaluate the display quality of E-book reader reasonably, The different definitions of the contrast for three commonly used light source D65,D50 and A were discussed: the contrast of the spectral behavior of is defined as reflectance contrast Cρ, which only related to the measurement of the material itself; The contrast of reflectance contrast of the materials and receiving characteristics of human eyes is defined as CV(visual contrast) which related to the measurement of both the reflective material and the receiving characteristics of the human eyes; the brightness contrast is defined as CL measuring spectral behavior of the material itself and the receiving characteristics of the human eyes, while measuring the spectral characteristics of lumi-nous efficiency. Through the testing analysis of chosen E-book reader products for experiments, the correlations between different contrasts could be assessed. The experimental results show that under the commonly used light source, the CL and Cv are applicable to assess the relative contrast, taking the light source and the human eye's spectral luminous efficiency characteristics into account, while the CL is more adaptive and applicable to assess the absolute contrast.

  3. An analogy between effects of ultra-low doses of biologically active substances on biological objects and properties of spin supercurrents in superfluid 3He-B.

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    Boldyreva, Liudmila B

    2011-07-01

    The effects of ultra-low doses (ULDs) of biologically active substances (BASs) (with concentrations of 10(-13)M or lower) on biological objects (BOs), such as cells, organisms, etc., and the properties of spin supercurrents in superfluid (3)He-B are discussed. It is shown that the effects of ULDs of BASs on biologic objects can be specified by the same set of physical characteristics and described by the same mathematical relations as those used for the specification and description of the properties of spin supercurrents between spin structures in superfluid (3)He-B. This is based on the up-to-date physical concepts: 1) the physical vacuum has the properties of superfluid (3)He-B; 2) all quantum entities (hence, the BAS and the BO, which consist of such entities) produce spin structures in the physical vacuum. The photon being a quantum entity, the features of the effects of low-intensity electromagnetic radiation on BOs can be explained using the same approach.

  4. 基于问卷调查的电子图书用户使用行为研究%Study on Users' Behaviors in Using E-books Based on the Questionnaire Survey

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    祝雨婷

    2015-01-01

    研究电子图书的发展对提高图书馆服务质量发挥着重要作用. 采用问卷调查法,分析了电子图书用户的基本情况和用户对电子图书的使用意愿,探讨了电子图书使用中的优缺点.%The study on E-books' development plays an important role in improving library's service quality. By adopting questionnaire survey, this paper analyzes the basic situation of the users of E-books and the users' intention of using E-books, and probes into the advantages and disadvantages of the use of E-books.

  5. Zukunft der E-Books: Innovationen und Geschäftsmodelle von Verlagen für Medizinbibliotheken an Hochschulen : Je drei Fragen von Bruno Bauer an Klaus Bahmann (Springer), Peter Gemmel (Thieme) und Angelika Lex (Elsevier)

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    Bahmann, Klaus; Gemmel, Peter; Lex, Angelika; Bauer, Bruno

    2010-01-01

    In the past years electronic books were booming at scientific libraries. E-books have established especially at medical libraries as an important part of the document supply in particular for students. The current interview with Klaus Bahmann (Springer), Peter Gemmel (Thieme) and Angelika Lex (Elsevier) informs about development, situation and outlook of e-books of three big scientific publishers. They spoke about the focal points in the supply and the diverse business models and the diff...

  6. Zukunft der E-Books: Innovationen und Geschäftsmodelle von Verlagen für Medizinbibliotheken an Hochschulen: Je drei Fragen von Bruno Bauer an Klaus Bahmann (Springer), Peter Gemmel (Thieme) und Angelika Lex (Elsevier) / The future of e-books: innovations and business plan of publishers for medical libraries at universities: 3 questions to Klaus Bahmann (Springer), Peter Gemmel (Thieme) and Angelika Lex (Elsevier) by Bruno Bauer

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    Lex, Angelika; Gemmel, Peter; Bahmann, Klaus; Bauer, Bruno

    2010-01-01

    In the past years electronic books were booming at scientific libraries. E-books have established especially at medical libraries as an important part of the document supply in particular for students.The current interview with Klaus Bahmann (Springer), Peter Gemmel (Thieme) and Angelika Lex (Elsevier) informs about development, situation and outlook of e-books of three big scientific publishers. They spoke about the focal points in the supply and the diverse business models and the different...

  7. Freedom of Expression, the Media and Journalists: Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights. - New, updated edition

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    McGonagle, T.; Voorhoof, D.; van Loon, A.

    2015-01-01

    New, updated version. This e-book provides valuable insights into the European Court of Human Rights’ case-law on freedom of expression and media and journalistic freedoms. The first edition of the e-book (2013) proved hugely successful, with 18,671 downloads in 2014 alone. The new updated edition s

  8. An Analysis of the Factors and Methods of E-book Pricing in China%我国电子书定价的影响因素及方法探析

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    刘银娣

    2014-01-01

    我国电子书市场定价混乱,在某种程度上造成了电子书销售市场的无序状态。分析了我国电子书价格现状,并在此基础上对读者、市场、版权、价值和成本等电子书价格的相关影响要素及其重要程度进行了分析,总结了我国电子书定价的方法,包括渗透定价法、差别化定价法、捆绑定价法和尾数定价法等。%The confusion of e-book market pricing, to some extent, has caused the disorder of book sales market. We analyze the current situation of e-books prices in China.And on the basis of the relevant factors affecting e-book pricing, including e-book reader, market, copyright, value and cost and their importance were analyzed, we summarize the method of pricing of e-books, including penetration pricing, differentiated pricing, bundled pricing and ending pricing method.

  9. EPUB3格式对我国电子书标准制定的启示%New Progress on the E-book Standardization at Home and at Abroad

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    施勇勤

    2012-01-01

    This paper analyzed the formation and development of the e-book format and the open standards of e-book by induction, and gave examples of the structure of the EPUB format, summarized the functions and features of EPUB3 new format, pointed out the significance on the standardization work of China's e-book. The paper described the new progress on the e-book standardization work both at home and at abroad, and then pointed out the importance of e-book standardization work on the publishing industry of China.%本文归纳分析了电子书格式的发展和开放标准的形成,举实例分析了EPUB电子书格式的结构,归纳了EPUB3新格式的功能特征,指出其对我国电子书标准化工作具有的启示意义,介绍了国内外电子书标准工作的新进展,指出电子书标准化工作对我国出版产业发展具有重要意义.

  10. Zukunft der E-Books: Innovationen und Geschäftsmodelle von Verlagen für Medizinbibliotheken an Hochschulen: Je drei Fragen von Bruno Bauer an Klaus Bahmann (Springer, Peter Gemmel (Thieme und Angelika Lex (Elsevier / The future of e-books: innovations and business plan of publishers for medical libraries at universities: 3 questions to Klaus Bahmann (Springer, Peter Gemmel (Thieme and Angelika Lex (Elsevier by Bruno Bauer

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    Lex, Angelika

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available In the past years electronic books were booming at scientific libraries. E-books have established especially at medical libraries as an important part of the document supply in particular for students.The current interview with Klaus Bahmann (Springer, Peter Gemmel (Thieme and Angelika Lex (Elsevier informs about development, situation and outlook of e-books of three big scientific publishers. They spoke about the focal points in the supply and the diverse business models and the different estimation for the future development of electronic books.

  11. Where Did You Come From? Where Will You Go? Human Evolutionary Biology Education and American Students' Academic Interests and Achievements, Professional Goals, and Socioscientific Decision-Making

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    Schrein, Caitlin M.

    2014-01-01

    In the United States, there is a national agenda to increase the number of qualified science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) professionals and a movement to promote science literacy among the general public. This project explores the association between formal human evolutionary biology education (HEB) and high school science class…

  12. Developing a reading concentration monitoring system by applying an artificial bee colony algorithm to e-books in an intelligent classroom.

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    Hsu, Chia-Cheng; Chen, Hsin-Chin; Su, Yen-Ning; Huang, Kuo-Kuang; Huang, Yueh-Min

    2012-10-22

    A growing number of educational studies apply sensors to improve student learning in real classroom settings. However, how can sensors be integrated into classrooms to help instructors find out students' reading concentration rates and thus better increase learning effectiveness? The aim of the current study was to develop a reading concentration monitoring system for use with e-books in an intelligent classroom and to help instructors find out the students' reading concentration rates. The proposed system uses three types of sensor technologies, namely a webcam, heartbeat sensor, and blood oxygen sensor to detect the learning behaviors of students by capturing various physiological signals. An artificial bee colony (ABC) optimization approach is applied to the data gathered from these sensors to help instructors understand their students' reading concentration rates in a classroom learning environment. The results show that the use of the ABC algorithm in the proposed system can effectively obtain near-optimal solutions. The system has a user-friendly graphical interface, making it easy for instructors to clearly understand the reading status of their students.

  13. Çocuk Kitaplarına Yeni Bir Yaklaşım: İnternet'te Resimli Çocuk Kitapları (e-books

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    Full Text Available Elektronik kitaplar (e-books yurtdışında oldukça yaygın bir biçimde kullanılmakta ve kullanıcı sayısı da giderek artmaktadır. İnternette yer alan bu kitaplar, her yaştaki insanın ilgi alanına hizmet edecek kadar çok ve çeşitlidir. Bu tür kitaplara internette yer alan kütüphanelerden, yayınevlerinden ve yazarlardan ulaşılmaktadır. Çocuk edebiyatı ile ilgili sitelerden de her konuda resimli çocuk kitaplarına ulaşılabilir. İnternette Türkçe resimli çocuk kitapları ve çocuk edebiyatı ile ilgili sitelere rastlanmamaktadır. Ancak elektronik çocuk kitaplarına yabancı sitelerden ulaşılabilir ve bazı sitelerden ücretsiz olarak da temin edilebilir. Bu yeni uygulama ile ülkemizde bulunan yayınevleri ve yazarların, iletişim ve bilgi teknolojisinden yararlanarak daha fazla aileye, okul ve çocuğa hizmet götürebileceği düşünülmektedir.

  14. Developing a Reading Concentration Monitoring System by Applying an Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm to E-Books in an Intelligent Classroom

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    Yueh-Min Huang

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    Full Text Available A growing number of educational studies apply sensors to improve student learning in real classroom settings. However, how can sensors be integrated into classrooms to help instructors find out students’ reading concentration rates and thus better increase learning effectiveness? The aim of the current study was to develop a reading concentration monitoring system for use with e-books in an intelligent classroom and to help instructors find out the students’ reading concentration rates. The proposed system uses three types of sensor technologies, namely a webcam, heartbeat sensor, and blood oxygen sensor to detect the learning behaviors of students by capturing various physiological signals. An artificial bee colony (ABC optimization approach is applied to the data gathered from these sensors to help instructors understand their students’ reading concentration rates in a classroom learning environment. The results show that the use of the ABC algorithm in the proposed system can effectively obtain near-optimal solutions. The system has a user-friendly graphical interface, making it easy for instructors to clearly understand the reading status of their students.

  15. Undergraduate Science Students are Uncertain of How to Find Facts in E-books Compared to Print Books. A Review of: Berg, S. A., Hoffmann, K., & Dawson, D. (2010. Not on the same page: Undergraduates' information retrieval in electronic and print books. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 36(6, 518-525.

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    Christina E. Carter

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    Full Text Available Objective – To observe and compare the strategies that undergraduate science students use to perform information retrieval tasks in e-books and in print books.Design – Qualitative analysis, employing a “prompted think-aloud” methodology and thematic analysis.Setting – Taylor Library (serving the Faculty of Science, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.Subjects – Twenty undergraduate science students (11 females, 9 males who had completed at least two years of study in Faculty of Science programs at the University of Western Ontario.Methods – Participants for the study were recruited through informational posters in Taylor Library, science departments, and in undergraduate science classes. Participants were assigned fact-finding tasks in e-book and print versions of eight health, computer science, and engineering textbooks and handbooks available in the Taylor Library. Book titles and tasks are included in a table in the study. Each student completed four tasks using e-books and four tasks using print books. Half of the participants performed tasks in print books first, and half began with tasks in e-books. Print books were “pre-selected” for each participant. The e-books were all from the same platform: Electronic Book Library. Participants were provided with a laptop computer to access the e-book versions, and a list of questions or facts to locate within each book. Following the methodology of Cotton & Gresty (2006, one researcher prompted students to verbalize actions while performing assigned tasks. A second researcher captured audio and video of the laptop screen as students individually conducted their e-book searches. A third researcher took notes on each session. An exit survey was given to each participant, asking about previous use, knowledge, and attitudes towards e-books. Thematic analysis was then used to examine the collected data.Main Results – Researchers identified four major themes from the

  16. 基于云计算的电子书包网络学习空间构建%Construction of cloud-based network learning space on e-book package

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    张莉娟; 傅钢善

    2015-01-01

    随着教育信息化的不断推进,人们越来越关注电子书包在教育教学中的作用。云计算的运用使得网络学习空间更加开放互通,资源更加丰富,这为在电子书包上建构网络学习空间提供了一种新的思路;同时网络学习空间的建设成果也为我们构建基于电子书包的网络学习空间提供了借鉴意义。文章基于云计算技术,提出了一种电子书包网络学习空间的系统设计,希望通过该设计为电子书包以后的建设提供参考。%With the development of educational informatization,people pay increasing attention to the application of e-book package in education and teaching.The use of cloud computing brings more open and mutual network learning space and more abundant resources,which provides a new way for constructing the online learning space on e-book package.At the same time,the achievements of network learning space construction also provides a reference for building web-based learning space on e-book package for us.Based on cloud computing technology,this article proposes a system design of an e-book network learning space in the hope that the design can provide reference for future construction of e-book packages.

  17. 电子图书的现状与发展趋势对读者服务的影响%Status quo of E-books and its Development Trend on the Services for Readers

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    张杏文

    2012-01-01

      The paper analyzes and introduces the market development of domestic and international e-books, its pricing, content resources and the status quo of reading, and expounds the influence of future e-books on the services for readers, in the aspects of hardware, price, sales modes and the strategies of publishers.%  文章对国内外电子图书的市场发展、价格因素、内容资源、阅读现状进行了分析和介绍,从硬件、价格、销售模式、出版商的应对等方面阐述了今后电子图书的发展趋势对读者服务的影响。

  18. Research on Performance Evaluation Method for University Library’s E-books Acquisition%高校图书馆电子书采购绩效评估方式研究

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    吴慧群

    2015-01-01

    近年来,高校图书馆纷纷投入大量经费购买电子书。电子书在高校图书馆馆藏建设中占据重要地位。因此,对高校图书馆电子书采购绩效评估有助于保障高校的科研与教学。探讨了高校图书馆电子书采购绩效评估原则,据此提出了绩效评估方式,并通过实例说明了该方法的应用过程和有效性。%In recent years, university libraries invest a great quantity of money to purchase e-Books which occupy an important position in university libraries’ collection construction. Therefore, evaluating the performance of e-books acquisition of university libraries helps to ensure university’s scientific research and teaching. This paper probes into the performance evaluation principles of e-books acquisition of university libraries, and in accordance with these principles, puts forward the performance evaluation method , and by using an example, explains the application and effectiveness of this proposed method for performance evaluation.

  19. Where Did You Come From? Where Will You Go? Human Evolutionary Biology Education and American Students' Academic Interests and Achievements, Professional Goals, and Socioscientific Decision-making

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    Schrein, Caitlin M.

    In the United States, there is a national agenda to increase the number of qualified science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) professionals and a movement to promote science literacy among the general public. This project explores the association between formal human evolutionary biology education (HEB) and high school science class enrollment, academic achievement, interest in a STEM degree program, motivation to pursue a STEM career, and socioscientific decision-making for a sample of students enrolled full-time at Arizona State University. Given a lack of a priori knowledge of these relationships, the Grounded Theory Method was used and was the foundation for a mixed-methods analysis involving qualitative and quantitative data from one-on-one interviews, focus groups, questionnaires, and an online survey. Theory development and hypothesis generation were based on data from 44 students. The survey instrument, developed to test the hypotheses, was completed by 486 undergraduates, age 18--22, who graduated from U.S. public high schools. The results showed that higher exposure to HEB was correlated with greater high school science class enrollment, particularly for advanced biological science classes, and that, for some students, HEB exposure may have influenced their enrollment, because the students found the content interesting and relevant. The results also suggested that students with higher K--12 HEB exposure felt more prepared for undergraduate science coursework. There was a positive correlation between HEB exposure and interest in a STEM degree and an indirect relationship between higher HEB exposure and motivation to pursue a STEM career. Regarding a number of socioscientific issues, including but not limited to climate change, homosexuality, and stem cell research, students' behaviors and decision-making more closely reflected a scientific viewpoint---or less-closely aligned to a religion-based perspective---when students had greater HEB exposure

  20. Malachi 4:4−6 (Heb 3:22−24 as a point of convergence in the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible: A consideration of the intra and intertextual relationships

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    S. D. (Fanie Snyman

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Malachi 4:4−6 (Heb 3:22−24 occupies a special place in the canon of Scriptures. In Malachi 4:4−6 (Heb 3:22−24 not only the book of Malachi comes to a close but the whole of the Prophets (Nebi’im, and the second part of the Hebrew Bible. In the Christian Bible the book of Malachi is the last book in the Old Testament, which is concluded with this passage, before one turns to the New Testament. In this article it was argued the these three verses serve not only as the conclusion to the book of Malachi but also as a fitting close to the second part of the Hebrew Bible. It also serves as a link to both the Pentateuch as the first part, and the Psalms as the third part, of the Hebrew canon of Scriptures. In this sense Malachi 4:4−6 (Heb 3:22−24 can be viewed as a point of convergence in the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible.

  1. Virtuelle Lehrbuchsammlung und eBooks on Demand als Facetten der Hybridbibliothek: zwei innovative Services der Universitätsbibliothek der Medizinischen Universität Wien /Virtual textbook collection and eBooks on Demand as facets of the hybrid library: two innovative services of the university library of the Medical University Vienna

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    Miehl, Marian

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available The university library of the Medical University of Vienna is a hybrid library and offers a huge stock of literature in print and online. Two projects were realised to improve access to this collection. The library built a catalogue for their students, which includes all relevant resources for their courses. In addition to textbooks, print and online, it includes further relevant resources. The catalogue, called Van Swieten Student 2.0, uses a lot of web 2.0 applications. Until now one had to search a card index to find rare books of historical medical interest. That changed because the card index got digitalised and machine readable. So the library could put the card index into a catalogue with web 2.0 applications to make browsing easier. Because of a ground-breaking service, called eBooks on Demand (eod, it is now possible to directly order books which are no longer under copyright out of this catalogue.

  2. Design and Realization of E-book Rights Management System Based on Multi-layer Network Architecture%基于网络多层结构的E-book版权系统的设计与实现

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    吕红燕; 王宇; 蔡伟宏; 林丹明

    2002-01-01

    根据第二代DRM的功能结构以及信息结构,结合网络服务新技术,从e-book的内容加密一直到售后的监督管理,各部分有机结合,有效实现了e-book版权的数字管理. 系统实现了动态写入版权信息,利用会员制销售模式,将e-book与购买者以及机器硬件唯一标识联系起来.阅读器STU-reader不仅可以解密阅读e-book,而且可以在线浏览购买.

  3. 数字时代图书形态的嬗变--电子图书(eBook)设计与研究%The Transformation of Book Forms in the Digital Era

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    韩飞

    2005-01-01

    传统的图书由于最终印刷采用的是模拟形式,故可称为纸质图书(pBook),而网络出版物由于从原稿到最终的阅读都是数字形式,故可称为电子图书(eBook).电子图书不仅改变了纸质图书"笔录纸现"的信息存储、展示方式,也有异于纸质图书"字、纸、印"的设计理念.本文通过分析电子图书与纸质图书的异同,对电子图书的设计趋向进行初步探索.

  4. 圖書館事業專欄/中文電子書在香港: 香港大學及香港理工大學/高玉華;李梅 | Chinese E-books in Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong (HKU and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK PolyU / Angela Ko; Mei Li

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    高玉華、李梅

    2008-04-01

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    Hong Kong has a population of 6.9 million, of which 95% are ethnic Chinese and their mother tongue is Chinese, mainly Cantonese [1]. Chinese language is the
    chief medium of daily communications in Hong Kong. Being a former British colony, Hong Kong has English, one of the major international languages, the main instructional language for its higher educational institutions. Students are trained to be bilingual in schools. Both Chinese and English are official languages of Hong Kong.


    Hong Kong has become a special administrative region of China since 1997, the economic and political ties between Hong Kong and Mainland China increased tremendously. Mastering Putonghua, the official spoken language of China has become vital for students for their development and future careers. The demand for Chinese language materials in research institutions has increased since the early 1990s, especially those published in Mainland China. The libraries have joined their efforts in applying for public funding to establish a central storage facility to house 5.6 million volumes of books [2]. There has also been an interest in e-books because of the space shortage problems experienced by all eight government funded university libraries in Hong Kong.

    E-books are considered to be one of the important solutions to the rising demand of the Chinese language materials and to the space storage. In Hong Kong, the information technology skill of faculty and students is not an obstacle to the use of e-books. Computer literacy rates within tertiary education institutions in Hong Kong are very high. Universities provide various kinds of support to students in using information technology. For instance, the University of Hong Kong started the Student Notebook PC Ownership Program in 1998 to assist first-year undergraduate students who enter the University to own a personal computer. The programme helps students both technically and financially. Hong

  5. Low Response Rate and Other Factors Render Academic Health Science Library System Study Ungeneralizable. A Review of: Folb, B. L., Wessel, C. B., & Czechowski, L. J. (2011. Clinical and academic use of electronic and print books: The Health Sciences Library System e-book study at the University of Pittsburgh. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 99(3, 218-228. doi:10.3163/1536-5050.99.3.009

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective – To determine the factors, barriersand facilitators, preference, and intended useof e-book compared to print book usage by allpatrons in a health science library system,which serves a university with health sciencedegree programs and a hospital system.Design – Two online surveys.Setting – University of Pittsburgh HealthSciences Library System, which includes theUniversity of Pittsburgh’s six schools of healthsciences (medicine, dental medicine, nursing,pharmacy, public health, and rehabilitationand the University of Pittsburgh MedicalCenter hospitals and programs.Subjects – All health sciences library systemusrers, including faculty, researchers, clinicians,residents, fellows, employees, and students.Methods – Two versions of the survey weredeployed in 2009 using Opinio. There were 46questions for the University of PittsburghMedical Center (UPMC survey and 47questions for the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsurvey. The surveys were pilot tested byHealth Sciences Library System (HSLSlibrarians and graduate students in a surveymethods class. The survey was edited based onthe feedback provided and receivedinstitutional review board approval as anexempt study.A total of 5,292 email addresses wererandomly selected by SPSS from a pool of 9,472 UPMC and Pitt patrons registered with a HSLS remote access password; 2,684 patrons from UPMC and 2,608 patrons from Pitt were selected. HSLS librarians were excluded from the survey. Participants were emailed a link to the survey in March of 2009. Three email reminders were sent at five day intervals. Data was collected for 22 days and exported from Opinio to SPSS statistics software. Survey results were analyzed using basic descriptive statistics and cross-tabulations.Main Results – Of the 5,292 emails sent, 979 surveys were submitted and 871 were completed fully. The 108 partially completed the surveys were analyzed using pair wise deletion. All HSLS user groups were represented and all

  6. The High-mountain Cryosphere: Environmental Changes and Human Risks

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    Maria Shahgedanova

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Reviewed: The High-mountain Cryosphere: Environmental Changes and Human Risks Edited by Christian Huggel, Mark Carey, John J. Clague, and Andreas Kääb. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015. xii + 363 pp. Hardcover: US$ 140.00, ISBN 978-1-107-06584-0. E-book: US$ 112.00, ISBN 978-1-316-35515-2.

  7. E-Book Readers in Higher Education

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    Arthur N. Olsen

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This article reports on a research project at the University of Agder that has studied the use of e-readers as a tool for academic study. E-readers (Kindle DX and iPad were loaded with texts from required reading lists in five courses with 94 participating students. Initially, 87 students responded to the invitation to participate in a survey, but eventually 13 of these submissions had to be removed, as the degree of completion was not sufficient. The final response rate achieved was 79%. Students were in general positive to the use of e-readers but still show a preference for print on paper as the best medium for serious academic study. When reading books, 54% preferred print, 28% a combination of print and e-reader, and finally only 11% were satisfied solely using an e-reader. The iPad scored significantly better than the Kindle DX on tasks that required active interaction with the texts such as highlighting and note taking.

  8. Online anatomy and physiology: piloting the use of an anatomy and physiology e-book-VLE hybrid in pre-registration and post-qualifying nursing programmes at the University of Salford.

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    Raynor, Michael; Iggulden, Helen

    2008-06-01

    Anatomy and physiology (A&P) teaching and learning in nursing curricula poses problems for educators because of the often varying levels of students' background knowledge. This study reports on a pilot project that attempted to normalize these differentials by delivering A&P teaching using an online interactive e-book-virtual learning environment (VLE) hybrid. Evaluate the effectiveness of using an online interactive resource to deliver A&P teaching. Data were collected from pre-registration and post-qualifying students by questionnaire and observation, and from lecturers by structured interviews. Scale-up issues were identified and documented as part of support for the ongoing pilot. The pre-registration group encountered problems accessing the resource and yielded evidence to suggest that inexperienced learners require a high level of direction to use the resource effectively. The post-qualifying group benefited from the resource's interactive elements and 24/7 availability. There was clear evidence that the group were able to relate knowledge gained from the resource to practice. This hybrid has great potential to add value to A&P learning on nursing programmes at post-qualifying level. The resource could replace its printed equivalent; however, negotiations need to take place between institutions and publishers in order to resolve scale-up issues.

  9. Digital Service and Coryright Management of University Library in View of the E-book%基于电子书的高校图书馆数字服务与著作权管理

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    毛雁鸿

    2012-01-01

    Research and discuss the influence of E-book on the literature layout, librarian, service mode and service environment. And study the two new service mode: online reading mode and terminal equipment lending mode what the university library need to open for the influence of new digital resource, and study how to manage the copyright at two aspects: resources buliding and resources service.%探讨研究电子书的发展对图书馆的馆藏布局、服务人员、服务模式和服务环境的影响,以及高校图书馆为适应这种新型数字资源的发展需要开展的两大新服务模式:网络在线阅读服务模式和终端设备外借服务模式,并从电子书资源建设和电子书资源服务两个方面提出新服务模式下的著作权管理办法.

  10. How Can Libraries Survive in the E-Book Era?——An Analysis of the New Policy of HarperCollins%图书馆在电子书时代的前景——以HarperCollins的新政策为例

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    李恺

    2011-01-01

    文章回顾了近年来美国电子书市场的发展,以及美国图书馆所提供的电子书服务,讨论了HarperCollins在2011年2月所制定的、对于图书馆借阅电子书数量的限制.文章介绍了美国图书馆在这个政策出台后的反应,以及讨论集中的三个问题:新政策对于图书馆的影响、电子书经济学分析以及用户权利方面的考虑.最后,文章分析了HarperCollins的新政策对于图书馆未来所产生的一些意义.%The paper examines the development of the US E-Book market in recent years,as well as the E-Book services supplied by US libraries.The new capping policy established by HarperCollins is introduced in the context of E-Book ecology. The attitudes and reactions of the libranians and the libraries toward the policy arementioned,especially in terms of the influences of this event on libraries,the economical analysis of E-Books as well as the discussion related to user rights,Finally, the future of libraries in the E-Book Era is discussed.

  11. Return to the Domain of Education, Go beyond Tool Perspective:Reflection on Promoting the Application of E-book Package%超越工具范畴回归教育本源*--推进电子书包应用之反思

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    孙立会

    2015-01-01

    电子书包必须以体现教育性为首要前提,不能让技术或工具“异化”人的存在,在研究电子书包的过程中不一定要完全让其具有传统书包的各种功能,重点是应该让其发挥数字化的作用。在电子书包的推进过程之中,教育者必须深刻体悟使用电子书包的一些基本问题:电子书包不是教师的教具而是学习者的学具;电子书包的功用在于学习的辅助性而非主导性;教师还没有完全适用于电子书包的教学方法;电子书包会导致电子垃圾的大幅增长。可以说,电子书包所包含的数字化、网络化与便利性确实是其优点,但也有其不足之处,不能以“一己之长,攻人之短”,以此来否定传统的教学方式。目前,研究者与实践者均要超越电子书包这种人工物之工具范畴,以此回到教育的本源中来。%Education reflected by e-book package must be given top priority instead of technology and tool. E-book package does not necessarily bring the various functions of a traditional book package into full play, whose focus should be on developing its digital effects. In the process of promoting e-book package, educators must deeply realize some fundamental problems when using e-book package: e-book package is the learnersˊ tools instead of the teachersˊ tools; e-book package acts as a complementary tool to learning instead of a dominant tool; there are no appropriate teaching methods applied to e-book package; e-book package will lead to substantial growth in electronic waste. E-book package does have such advantages as digitization, networking and convenience. However, it has some disadvantages, which isnˊt necessarily superior to traditional teaching method. Currently, researchers and practi-tioners should go beyond"tool"perspective, and return to the origin of education.

  12. A universal system for highly efficient cardiac differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells that eliminates interline variability.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The production of cardiomyocytes from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC holds great promise for patient-specific cardiotoxicity drug testing, disease modeling, and cardiac regeneration. However, existing protocols for the differentiation of hiPSC to the cardiac lineage are inefficient and highly variable. We describe a highly efficient system for differentiation of human embryonic stem cells (hESC and hiPSC to the cardiac lineage. This system eliminated the variability in cardiac differentiation capacity of a variety of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC, including hiPSC generated from CD34(+ cord blood using non-viral, non-integrating methods. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We systematically and rigorously optimized >45 experimental variables to develop a universal cardiac differentiation system that produced contracting human embryoid bodies (hEB with an improved efficiency of 94.7±2.4% in an accelerated nine days from four hESC and seven hiPSC lines tested, including hiPSC derived from neonatal CD34(+ cord blood and adult fibroblasts using non-integrating episomal plasmids. This cost-effective differentiation method employed forced aggregation hEB formation in a chemically defined medium, along with staged exposure to physiological (5% oxygen, and optimized concentrations of mesodermal morphogens BMP4 and FGF2, polyvinyl alcohol, serum, and insulin. The contracting hEB derived using these methods were composed of high percentages (64-89% of cardiac troponin I(+ cells that displayed ultrastructural properties of functional cardiomyocytes and uniform electrophysiological profiles responsive to cardioactive drugs. CONCLUSION/SIGNIFICANCE: This efficient and cost-effective universal system for cardiac differentiation of hiPSC allows a potentially unlimited production of functional cardiomyocytes suitable for application to hPSC-based drug development, cardiac disease modeling, and the future generation of clinically

  13. Inciting the Metric Oriented Humanist: Teaching Bibliometrics in a Faculty of Humanities

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    Zuccala, Alesia Ann

    2016-01-01

    principles and practices associated with teaching bibliometrics to humanists, with the aim of encouraging students to reflect upon new indicators relevant to scholarly research outputs across the humanities. Emphasis is placed on the “biblio” in bibliometrics (i.e., books), digital record-keeping across...

  14. Preservice Teachers' Views about E-Book and Their Levels of Use of E-Books

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    2014-01-01

    Currently, using technological tools in education has made it compulsory to learn about these tools. For preservice teachers, who are students at education faculties at universities, it seems very important that they make use of these tools in their professional lives and teach them to their pupils. The teaching materials designed and prepared in…

  15. 探讨版权保护E-Book%Protection of E-Book copyright

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    张启瑞

    2002-01-01

    本文从e-book涉及的版权问题,说明当前困扰着e-book产业的诸多问题.同时从e-book出版者在版权保护方面应采取的对策,探讨e-book版权保护的问题,以及如何净化e-book市场,促进e-book的顺利发展.

  16. Shaping a Strategy for E-books: the JISC E-Books Working Group

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    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper outlines the strategy being developed for the growth of electronic books within the UK higher and further education sectors but the intention is that the broad strategic analysis will be of interest to all librarians.

  17. On legality of e-book making services for other people as a business:Based on the case of Japanese “Jisui Daiko Service”%论代人扫描制作电子书籍的合法性--以日本“自炊代行服务案件”为例

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    黄淮舒

    2015-01-01

    Scanning and making e-books by a lawfully proper purchaser for personal use on a e-read-ing device such as Ipad (a tablet)will often be exempted from infringements for the “proper use”articles in Copyright Law.However,e-book making (for other people)as a business was ruled ille-gal by the Japanese court.Because of the differences in the Chinese and Japanese legal systems,the service is more likely to be judged legal in China.Over-protection of the copyright owner may be of legal significance but may be less beneficial to e-book industry.The key to ebook industrial develop-ment is to provide services based on customers’demand.%个人将自己合法购买的书籍扫描并制作成电子文档用于在平板电脑等设备阅读的行为通常受到各国著作权法中关于“合理使用”条款的豁免,但代人扫描制作电子书籍的服务在日本法律中则被判决为侵权。由于中日著作权法的差异,该服务在中国法律下可能获得完全不同的合法地位。过分保护权利人或许合法但未必有益,从消费者需求出发积极提供更有价值的服务才是电子书籍产业发展的关键。

  18. Magnetic field dependence of zero-sound attenuation close to the pair-breaking edge in /sup 3/He-B due to J = 1/sup -/, J/sub z/ = +- 1 collective modes

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    Schopohl, N.; Tewordt, L.

    1984-12-01

    Our previous theory yielded for the Zeeman splitting of the imaginary J = 1 collective mode in /sup 3/He-B the result ..omega.. = 2..delta..+0.25 ..cap omega..J/sub z/ (..cap omega.. is the effective Larmor frequency). In this paper we take into account the downward shift of the pair-breaking edge from 2..delta.. to 2..delta../sub 2/-..cap omega.. (..delta../sub 2/ and ..delta../sub 1/ are the longitudinal and transverse gap parameters). This leads to a complex Lande factor: the frequencies of the J/sub z/ = +- 1 components become ..omega.. = 2..delta..+0.39 ..cap omega..J/sub z/, and the linewidths GAMMA of these resonances become finite: GAMMA = 0.18 ..cap omega... The coupling amplitudes of the J/sub z/ = +- 1 components to density are found to be proportional to gap distortion, (..delta../sub 1/-..delta../sub 2/)/..delta..approx.(..cap omega../..delta..)/sup 2/. Our results for the ultrasonic attenuation due to the J/sub z/ = +- 1 modes are capable of explaining the field dependence of the attenuation close to the pair-breaking edge as observed by Dobbs, Saunders, et al. The observed peak is caused by the J/sub z/ = -1 component: its height increases due to gap distortion as the field is increased, and the peak shifts downward in temperature and its width increases with the field due to the complex Lande factor. The J/sub z/ = +1 component gives rise to a corresponding dip relative to the continuum attenuation.

  19. Inciting the Metric Oriented Humanist: Teaching Bibliometrics in a Faculty of Humanities

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    Zuccala, Alesia Ann

    2016-01-01

    principles and practices associated with teaching bibliometrics to humanists, with the aim of encouraging students to reflect upon new indicators relevant to scholarly research outputs across the humanities. Emphasis is placed on the “biblio” in bibliometrics (i.e., books), digital record-keeping across...... the humanities, the work of humanists who have sought to explain the development of new knowledge through objective pattern-seeking, and the complementary value of alternative versus traditional indicators of scholarly research performance....

  20. Optimizing human embryonic stem cells differentiation efficiency by screening size-tunable homogenous embryoid bodies.

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    Moon, Sung-Hwan; Ju, Jongil; Park, Soon-Jung; Bae, Daekyeong; Chung, Hyung-Min; Lee, Sang-Hoon

    2014-07-01

    Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) are generally induced to differentiate by forming spherical structures termed embryoid bodies (EBs) in the presence of soluble growth factors. hEBs are generated by suspending small clumps of hESC colonies; however, the resulting hEBs are heterogeneous because this method lacks the ability to control the number of cells in individual EBs. This heterogeneity affects factors that influence differentiation such as cell-cell contact and the diffusion of soluble factors, and consequently, the differentiation capacity of each EB varies. Here, we fabricated size-tunable concave microwells to control the physical environment, thereby regulating the size of EBs formed from single hESCs. Defined numbers of single hESCs were forced to aggregate and generate uniformly sized EBs with high fidelity, and the size of the EBs was controlled using concave microwells of different diameters. Differentiation patterns in H9- and CHA15-hESCs were affected by EB size in both the absence and presence of growth factors. By screening EB size in the presence of various BMP4 concentrations, a two-fold increase in endothelial cell differentiation was achieved. Because each hESC line has unique characteristics, the findings of this study demonstrate that concave microwells could be used to screen different EB sizes and growth factor concentrations to optimize differentiation for each hESC line.

  1. President läheb Moskvasse

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    President Toomas Hendrik Ilves teatas, et osaleb 9. mail 2010 Teise maailmasõja Euroopa lahingute lõpu aastapäeva üritusel Moskvas. President Dmitri Medvedevi isikliku kutse Eesti presidendile andis üle Venemaa suursaadik Eestis

  2. Põhuteater läheb Rae valda

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    Teater NO99 püstitatud Põhuteatri uueks omanikuks saab Rae vallas tegutsev enesehariduskeskus Lilleoru MTÜ. Põhust maja ehitatakse ümber nii, et hoonet oleks võimalik aasta läbi kasutada. Rekonstrueerimisprojekt valmib veebruaris 2012

  3. Accountant, wat heb je te vertellen?

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    M.E.P.A.R. Jans-van Wieringen; S.C. Laval; M.M.H. Tagage; J. Scheffe

    2013-01-01

    markdownabstract__Abstract__ Research of the role of the accountant in general shareholders' meetings of Dutch listed companies. See https://www.nba.nl/Actueel/Nieuws/Nieuwsarchief/Accountant-actiever-tijdens-aandeelhoudersvergadering.

  4. Bouguereau läheb hinda

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    Kunstikogujana tuntud filmistaar Sylvester Stallone ostis New Yorgis ameerika kollektsionäärilt William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) 1883. a. maalitud töö 'Alma Parens' 35 miljoni krooni eest., mis on kõrgeim hind, mida selle kunstniku tööde eest on makstud

  5. President läheb Moskvasse

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    President Toomas Hendrik Ilves teatas, et osaleb 9. mail 2010 Teise maailmasõja Euroopa lahingute lõpu aastapäeva üritusel Moskvas. President Dmitri Medvedevi isikliku kutse Eesti presidendile andis üle Venemaa suursaadik Eestis

  6. Textual Differences in Alexander von Humboldt’s Essai politique sur l'île de Cuba. An editorial commentary on the first volume of the „Humboldt in English“ (HiE book series

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    Tobias Kraft

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Zusammenfassung Die vorliegende Studie basiert auf einem Editionsbericht, der 2009 im Rahmen der Konferenz „Alexander von Humboldt and the Hemisphere“ an der Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN vorgestellt wurde. Die für diese Publikation weiter entwickelte Untersuchung verdeutlicht die Textgenese von Humboldts Essai politique sur l’île de Cuba auf der Basis eines Textvergleichs zwischen allen drei „Originalquellen“ des Texts. Der hier in seinen Ergebnissen vorgestellte Textvergleich ist Teil des Editionsprojektes „Humboldt in English“ (HiE, bei dem sich ein US-deutsches Editorenteam seit 2007 zum Ziel gesetzt haben, kritische Neuübersetzungen von drei wichtigen Schriften aus Humboldts „Opus Americanum“ anzufertigen (s.a. Fußnote. Der Textvergleich des Essai politique sur l’île de Cuba bildete die Textgrundlage für den ersten Band der HiE-Reihe, den 2011 bei Chicago University Press erschienenen The Political Essay on the Island of Cuba (hg. von Vera M. Kutzinski und Ottmar Ette. Summary This study is based on an editorial report, which was presented at the 2009 working conference „Alexander von Humboldt and the Hemisphere“ at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN. It demonstrates the textual genesis of Humboldt’s writings on Cuba through examples, which were obtained from a detailed text comparison of the three existing „original“ versions of Humboldt’s Essai politique sur l’île de Cuba. The collation was part of a larger strategy to regain philological ground for the „Humboldt in English“ (HiE project. Since 2007 and funded with grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, and the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the US-German research team behind HiE has been working on new and unabridged translations and critical editions of three of Humboldt’s most significant texts from his American oeuvre.[1] The following observations will outline the most important

  7. E-book Trial Using Handheld Devices Yields Mixed Reactions from Public Library Staff and Users in Essex County, UK. A review of: Dearnley, James, Cliff McKnight, and Anne Morris. “Electronic Book Usage in Public Libraries: A Study of User and Staff Reactions to a PDA-based Collection.” Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 36.4 (December 2004: 175‐82.

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    Stephanie Hall

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available Objective - To assess e-book delivery on handheld devices provided to public library patrons, particularly housebound or visually impaired patrons and the users of a mobile library. Design - Product trial with a post-trial questionnaire for patrons and a post-trial focus group discussion among participating library staff. Setting - Mid-to-large size public library system in the United Kingdom. Subjects - 23 patrons participated; the number of library staff participating is not identified. Although the target population initially identified was housebound people, patrons reliant on the mobile library, and visually impaired people, the project team determined that it did not have sufficient funds to upgrade the PDAs to be compatible woth their preferred software for the visually impaired, and therefore this group was eliminated from the study. Lack of funds was also cited as a factor in the team being unable to provide assistive technology for those users suffering from arthritis, though this group was not excluded from the study. Just over half the patrons were aged 60+, and more than half were female. Two patrons self-identified as housebound. Methods - e-books were downloaded onto Hewlett Packard iPAQ 1910 Pdas by library staff and were loaned to participants between Janualry and April 2004. Although the authors of the study state that "creating staff champions was an important objective in this project" (p.176, it is unclear whether staff were screened for positive attitude towards e-Books. Prior to the trial, staff members were provided with training and orientation, and participants were asked for their font sna d reading preferences. Suport for participating patrons was available from staff or via an accompanying user manual, e-mail, or telephone help line. In a questionnaire adminsitered following the trial, participants were asked to respond to questions on the functionality of the handheld devices and e-book formats, positive and

  8. Creating E-Books in a Distributed and Collaborative Way.

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    Perez, Ruth Cobos; Alaman, Xavier

    2002-01-01

    Describes how groups of authors can create electronic books through unsupervised collaborative work. Proposes a Web-based groupware system that allows building Web sites that can be considered as electronic books without the need of an editor, and describes experiences at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain). (Author/LRW)

  9. The E-Book: Technological Promise for Learning.

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    Galbreath, Jeremy

    2001-01-01

    Explores the concept of electronic books and how they fit in with educational technology. Topics include new portable devices that store multiple electronic books; multimedia capabilities; the ability to connect with other electronic devices, including computer networks; and future possibilities that may depend on the acceptance of change. (LRW)

  10. Participative Knowledge Production of Learning Objects for E-Books.

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    Dodero, Juan Manuel; Aedo, Ignacio; Diaz, Paloma

    2002-01-01

    Defines a learning object as any digital resource that can be reused to support learning and thus considers electronic books as learning objects. Highlights include knowledge management; participative knowledge production, i.e. authoring electronic books by a distributed group of authors; participative knowledge production architecture; and…

  11. Serious Play, Serious Problems: Issues with eBook Applications

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    Catherine Baird

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper is an investigation into the accessibility of emerging interactive, multi-touch narratives, which are designed and developed to be used on Apple’s iPad device. Universal access to technology culturally, physically, mentally and socially is vital to the ethical and moral sustainability of society. The importance of this is particularly vital to the development of a child’s development of basic literacy, numeracy and reading skills, as technology becomes a predominant mode in their lives. Narratives designed and developed for the iPad device offer a multimodal, interactive environment of text, image, sound, animation and touch; yet they render the accessibility tools and functions, embedded within the iPad for users with disabilities, useless. Whilst some narratives counter this in a variety of ways in their design, there are still major areas where the concept of “universal access for all” is neglected, leaving a significant portion of users in the dark.

  12. Discovering Astronomy: An Astro 101 e-book

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    Shawl, Stephen J.; Byrd, Gene; Deustua, Susana E.; LoPresto, Michael C.

    2016-01-01

    Discovering Astronomy, now available in its 6th edition as an eText, has many advantages and features for your students. We have partnered with etextink.com and WebAssign.net to produce an affordable set of cost-saving options for your students. Also available is the Discovering Astronomy Activity Manual, which provides students with an active-learning experience.Our etext is device independent and thus accessible through any web browser. Americans with Disabilities Act compatibility provides access for all students. Hotlinks to outside sites provide further information for interested students. Lecture demonstration videos of important concepts, made specifically for this new edition, are embedded within the text as appropriate. Students can highlight text, take notes, and bookmark locations within the text. Important terms are linked to the glossary. Search capabilities allow students to easily find what they want.Instructors can interact with their students directly through the etext once the class roster has been provided. For example, instructors can embed assignments into their students' etext and add their own notes and updates, which are immediately visible to their students.Updates can be quickly made by us as new findings become available. For example, updates from New Horizons were added at the time of the closest approach to Pluto, and an update on the recent announcement of current water on Mars was added the day of the announcement.We will present results of our own experience with college and high school students' use of Discovering Astronomy in online courses.Details of the book, a sample chapter, and other information are available at discoveringastronomy.weebly.com.

  13. A User-Centred Approach to E-Book Design.

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    Wilson, Ruth; Landoni, Monica; Gibb, Forbes

    2002-01-01

    Considers the Electronic Books On-Screen Interface (EBONI) Project's research into the importance of the user when designing electronic textbooks. Describes methodology and evaluations involving students, lecturers and researchers in United Kingdom higher education and includes electronic textbook design guidelines. (Author/LRW)

  14. E-Book versus Printed Materials: Preferences of University Students

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    Cumaoglu, Gonca; Sacici, Esra; Torun, Kerem

    2013-01-01

    Reading habits, accessing resources, and material preferences change rapidly in a digital world. University students, as digital natives, are accessing countless resources, from lecture notes to research papers electronically. The change of reading habits with a great scale has led to differentiation on accessibility of resources, archiving them…

  15. Creating E-Books in a Distributed and Collaborative Way.

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    Perez, Ruth Cobos; Alaman, Xavier

    2002-01-01

    Describes how groups of authors can create electronic books through unsupervised collaborative work. Proposes a Web-based groupware system that allows building Web sites that can be considered as electronic books without the need of an editor, and describes experiences at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain). (Author/LRW)

  16. Participative Knowledge Production of Learning Objects for E-Books.

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    Dodero, Juan Manuel; Aedo, Ignacio; Diaz, Paloma

    2002-01-01

    Defines a learning object as any digital resource that can be reused to support learning and thus considers electronic books as learning objects. Highlights include knowledge management; participative knowledge production, i.e. authoring electronic books by a distributed group of authors; participative knowledge production architecture; and…

  17. The E-Book: Technological Promise for Learning.

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    Galbreath, Jeremy

    2001-01-01

    Explores the concept of electronic books and how they fit in with educational technology. Topics include new portable devices that store multiple electronic books; multimedia capabilities; the ability to connect with other electronic devices, including computer networks; and future possibilities that may depend on the acceptance of change. (LRW)

  18. Mondadori, how to survive in the e-book era

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    Schena, Riccardo

    2015-01-01

    Mondadori is the Italian market leader in the publishing industry, with a history of more than 100 years of experience in the field. The company headquartered in Milan, is the biggest book and magazine publisher in Italy and the third largest in the consumer magazine category in France. The book category currently accounts for almost 25% of the annual revenues and since the year 2010, the company started focusing also on the digital contents for books. The case study offers an ...

  19. Education Faculty Students' Views about Use of E-Books

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    Yalman, Murat

    2015-01-01

    Parallel to technological developments, numerous new tools are now available for people's use. Societies adapt these tools to their professional lives by learning how to use them. In this way, they try to establish more comfortable working environments. Universities giving vocational education are supposed to teach these new technologies to their…

  20. E-Books and TPACK: What Teachers Need to Know

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    Brueck, Jeremy S.; Lenhart, Lisa A.

    2015-01-01

    Today's tech savvy young learners are equipped with a variety of technological tools used as easily as pencils and paper. Many reach for the laptop first when it's time to write or look for an ebook when it's time to read. Ebooks are increasingly viewed as an appropriate source for literacy exposure to books and reading by parents…

  1. eBook--崭新的阅读方式

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    周婧

    2003-01-01

    @@ 随着电子出版技术的发展,各种形式的电子出版物相继出现,逐渐改变着人们的消费和阅读方式,eBook就是一种新兴的阅读方式.它是以互联网为流通渠道、以数字内容为流通介质、以网上支付为主要交换方式的一种崭新的信息传播方式,是网络时代的新生产物,是网络出版的主流方式.而eBook在我国的发展历程和现状又是如何呢?

  2. The HOXB4 homeoprotein promotes the ex vivo enrichment of functional human embryonic stem cell-derived NK cells.

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    Aniya Larbi

    Full Text Available Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs can be induced to differentiate into blood cells using either co-culture with stromal cells or following human embryoid bodies (hEBs formation. It is now well established that the HOXB4 homeoprotein promotes the expansion of human adult hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs but also myeloid and lymphoid progenitors. However, the role of HOXB4 in the development of hematopoietic cells from hESCs and particularly in the generation of hESC-derived NK-progenitor cells remains elusive. Based on the ability of HOXB4 to passively enter hematopoietic cells in a system that comprises a co-culture with the MS-5/SP-HOXB4 stromal cells, we provide evidence that HOXB4 delivery promotes the enrichment of hEB-derived precursors that could differentiate into fully mature and functional NK. These hEB-derived NK cells enriched by HOXB4 were characterized according to their CMH class I receptor expression, their cytotoxic arsenal, their expression of IFNγ and CD107a after stimulation and their lytic activity. Furthermore our study provides new insights into the gene expression profile of hEB-derived cells exposed to HOXB4 and shows the emergence of CD34(+CD45RA(+ precursors from hEBs indicating the lymphoid specification of hESC-derived hematopoietic precursors. Altogether, our results outline the effects of HOXB4 in combination with stromal cells in the development of NK cells from hESCs and suggest the potential use of HOXB4 protein for NK-cell enrichment from pluripotent stem cells.

  3. Isolation and differentiation of chondrocytic cells derived from human embryonic stem cells using dlk1/FA1 as a novel surface marker

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    Harkness, Linda; Taipaleenmaki, Hanna; Mahmood, Amer

    2009-01-01

    was not expressed by undifferentiated hESC, but expressed during in vitro embryoid bodies (hEBs) formation upon down-regulation of undifferentiated markers e.g. Oct 3/4. Similarly, dlk1/FA1 was expressed in chondrocytic cells during in vivo teratoma formation. Interestingly, treatment of hEBs with Activin B...

  4. Are Students Keeping Up with the E-Book Evolution? Are E-Books Keeping Up with Students' Evolving Needs? Distance Students and E-Book Usage, a Survey

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    Brahme, Maria; Gabriel, Lizette

    2012-01-01

    Electronic books are evolving at a dizzying pace, challenging academic librarians to keep patrons informed about the growing number of features of these resources and their various and varied limitations. It sometimes seems as if students are pleasantly surprised by the ease with which electronic books are accessible as often as they are…

  5. Are Students Keeping Up with the E-Book Evolution? Are E-Books Keeping Up with Students' Evolving Needs? Distance Students and E-Book Usage, a Survey

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    Brahme, Maria; Gabriel, Lizette

    2012-01-01

    Electronic books are evolving at a dizzying pace, challenging academic librarians to keep patrons informed about the growing number of features of these resources and their various and varied limitations. It sometimes seems as if students are pleasantly surprised by the ease with which electronic books are accessible as often as they are…

  6. Arco Vara läheb Balkanile / Virge Lahe

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    Lahe, Virge

    2007-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti 6. juuni lk. 3. Arco Vara juhid usuvad firma edukasse tegevusse Bulgaarias ja Rumeenias. Kommenteerib Maris Lauri. Vt. samas: Peep Aaviksoo: ruumi jätkub; Diagramm: Majandusnäitajad

  7. Maksustamine läheb muutmisele / Tähve Milt

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    Milt, Tähve

    2006-01-01

    Autori sõnul on rahandusminister Aivar Sõerdi variant maksustada ettevõtte kasum 10%-ga seotud Euroopa direktiividega, Riigikogu rahanduskomisjoni esimehe Meelis Atoneni ettepanek langetada isikutulumaksu 12%-ni aga lähenevate valimistega

  8. Maksustamine läheb muutmisele / Tähve Milt

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    Milt, Tähve

    2006-01-01

    Autori sõnul on rahandusminister Aivar Sõerdi variant maksustada ettevõtte kasum 10%-ga seotud Euroopa direktiividega, Riigikogu rahanduskomisjoni esimehe Meelis Atoneni ettepanek langetada isikutulumaksu 12%-ni aga lähenevate valimistega

  9. Ermitaazh läheb Amsterdami / Rael Artel

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    Artel, Rael, 1980-

    2003-01-01

    Peterburi Ermitaazhi filiaali avamisest Amstelhofis Hollandis. Avanäitusel veebruaris 2004 saab tutvuda ligi sajakonna Musta mere regioonist pärit antiikkreeka kuldehtega. Filiaali rajamise II faasist. Ermitaazhil on toad Somerset House'is Londonis, kollektsioonide jagamise leping Guggenheimiga New Yorgis ja Kunsthistorisches Museumiga Viinis

  10. Mirtel Pohla läheb peatselt tulesurma / Ada Maltseva

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    Maltseva, Ada, 1970-

    2007-01-01

    Pirita kloostri varemetes etenduvas Arthur Honeggeri/Paul Claudeli oratooriumis "Jeanne d'Arc tuleriidal", lavastaja Üllar Saaremäe. Näitlejanna reklaamitööst, osalemisest TV3 draamaseriaalis "Kodu keset linna", rollidest filmis ja teatris

  11. Kohvi Records läheb tuurile Saksamaale

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    2001-01-01

    Plaadifirma Kohvi Records artistid Uni, Pastacas ja Galaktlan annavad 29. novembrist kuni 2. detsembrini Saksamaal neli ühist kontserti koos erinevate DJdega. Nende välistuur nimega "From The Edge" läbib Berliini, Dortmundi, Düsseldorfi ja Hamburgi

  12. "Sõrmuste isand" läheb täissaalidele

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    2004-01-01

    Nelja koopiaga tuli Eestis ekraanile mängufilm "Sõrmuste isand : Kuninga tagasitulek" ("The Lord of the Rings : The Return of the King") : režissöör Peter Jackson : Ameerika Ühendriigid 2003. Esimene nädalavahetus tõi filmi levitaja MPDE andmeil kinno 11 534 vaatajat

  13. Mirtel Pohla läheb peatselt tulesurma / Ada Maltseva

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    Maltseva, Ada, 1970-

    2007-01-01

    Pirita kloostri varemetes etenduvas Arthur Honeggeri/Paul Claudeli oratooriumis "Jeanne d'Arc tuleriidal", lavastaja Üllar Saaremäe. Näitlejanna reklaamitööst, osalemisest TV3 draamaseriaalis "Kodu keset linna", rollidest filmis ja teatris

  14. Eesti kala läheb Ameerikasse / Kaja Koovit

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    Koovit, Kaja, 1968-

    1999-01-01

    Šveitsi ettevõte Atlantic Pacific Seafood Ltd soovib osta kolmelt Eesti kalatööstusettevõttelt Ühendriikidesse eksportimiseks aastas üle 60 miljoni krooni eest toodangut. Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti, 21. juuli 1999, lk. 5

  15. Kust tuleb ja kuhu läheb Tallinna raha?

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    2002-01-01

    Valimisdebatt: Tallinn elab ülejäänud Eesti arvelt, räägitakse maal. Kogu Eesti elab jõuka Tallinna kulul, usuvad pealinlased. Tallinn peab arenguks aastas miljardeid kulutama. Oma nägemuse esitavad Sergei Jürgens, Jüri Ratas, Indrek Tarand, Urmas Paet, Liisa Pakosta, Siim Kiisler, Sulev Mäeltsemees. Autor: EÜRP (S. Jürgens). Autor: Keskerakond (J. Ratas). Autor: Rahvaerakond Mõõdukad (T. Tarand). Autor: Reformierakond (U. Paet). Autor: L. Pakosta (Isamaaliit). Autor: Res Publica (S. Kiisler). Autor: ERL (S. Mäeltsemees)

  16. Film Jeesusest läheb kirikute juures kaubaks

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    2004-01-01

    Mel Gibsoni mängufilm "Kristuse kannatused" ("The Passion of the Christ") : Ameerika Ühendriigid 2004. Filmistuudio 20th Century Fox tegi filmi DVDdele võimsa müügikampaania, mis suunati kristlaste kogukondadele USAs

  17. 55 sõdurit läheb missioonile Aafrikasse

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    2014-01-01

    Riigikogu otsustas eile anda kaitseväele mandaadi saata kuni 55 Eesti kaitseväelast ühekordsele missioonile Kesk-Aafrika Vabariiki. Eesti osaleb ELi missioonil jalaväerühma ja toetusüksusega - kokku kuni 55 kaitseväelasega. Missioon kestab 31. augustini. Filmirežissöör ja reservväelane Ilmar Raag on missioonieelsel väljaõppel, kaitsevägi plaanib ta kaasa võtta eesti-prantsuse tõlgina

  18. Linnahall läheb uuest aastast puhkusele / Mari Kodres

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    Kodres, Mari

    2009-01-01

    Kuna amortiseerunud kandekonstruktsioonidega Tallinna Linnahall kujutab endast üha rohkem ohtu ka kükastajatele, siis suletakse kontserdisaal 1. jaanuarist 2010. Linnahalli hooldust ja haldamist kavatseb linn renoveerimistööde alguseni jätkata. Tallinn Entertainment LLC-iga sõlmitud eellepingu kohaselt sõlmitakse põhileping maikuus 2010

  19. Saddam läheb Iraagi kohtu alla / Heiki Suurkask

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    Suurkask, Heiki, 1972-

    2003-01-01

    Saddam Husseini vahistamisest, tema käitumisest ülekuulamisel. USA president George W. Bush kohtumõistmisest Husseini üle. Peidikust, kus Hussein vahistamise hetkel viibis. Kaart, skeem: Operatsioon "Punane Koit". Lisa: Saddam Hussein. Vt. samas: Rumsfeld: Saddamil on sõjavangi õigused

  20. Eesti kala läheb Ameerikasse / Kaja Koovit

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    Koovit, Kaja, 1968-

    1999-01-01

    Šveitsi ettevõte Atlantic Pacific Seafood Ltd soovib osta kolmelt Eesti kalatööstusettevõttelt Ühendriikidesse eksportimiseks aastas üle 60 miljoni krooni eest toodangut. Ilmunud ka: Delovõje Vedomosti, 21. juuli 1999, lk. 5

  1. Kohvi Records läheb tuurile Saksamaale

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    2001-01-01

    Plaadifirma Kohvi Records artistid Uni, Pastacas ja Galaktlan annavad 29. novembrist kuni 2. detsembrini Saksamaal neli ühist kontserti koos erinevate DJdega. Nende välistuur nimega "From The Edge" läbib Berliini, Dortmundi, Düsseldorfi ja Hamburgi

  2. Eesti lemmikloomakaup läheb ekspordiks / Krista Taim

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    Taim, Krista

    2005-01-01

    Kiilis tegutsev puidust lemmikloomade lelusid, majakesi ja pesamaterjali tootev ettevõte OÜ Estap toodab oma kaupa vaid ekspordiks, peamiselt Rootsi, Taani, Inglismaale, Kesk-Euroopsse, Jaapanisse ja Lõuna-Koreasse. Tootmise laiendamisse plaanitakse sel aastal investeerida 8 miljonit krooni, järgmiseks aastaks prognoositakse tootmismahu kahekordistumist

  3. E-kursuste konkursi tulemused / Reelyka Läheb

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    Läheb, Reelyka

    2004-01-01

    01.09.-31.10. 2003 toimus Tallinna Pedagoogikaülikoolis konkurss "Eesti e-Ülikooli toetus e-õppe kursustele, sügis 2003" eesmärgiga töötada välja uusi veebipõhiseid kursuseid. Konkursile laekunud 10 tööst otsustati ellu rakendada kõik. Projekti täitmiseks määrati toetused Hindrek Lootusele, Leif Kalevile, Anu Tootsile, Raivo Vetikule, Tiiu Reimole, Ivar Pornile, Sirje Pihtile, Kai Randrüütile ja Reelyka Lähebile

  4. Noor arhitekt läheb 70 000-kroonisele maailmareisile

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    2009-01-01

    Eesti Arhitektide Liidu, Heldur Meeritsa ning firma GO Travel 2008. aastal välja kuulutatud noore arhitekti preemia nominendid on Martin Aunin, Hanno Grossschmidt, Ott Kadarik, Raivo Kotov, Ralf Lõoke, Jaan Tiidemann, Villem Tomiste ning Siiri Vallner. Lühidalt Aasta parima noorarhitekti preemiast

  5. Oistrahhi festival läheb Euroopasse / Priit Kuusk

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    Kuusk, Priit, 1938-

    2004-01-01

    Pärnu David Oistrahhi festivali (festivali juht Allar Kaasik) "Europa Festiva" kontserdisarja alustamisest Budapestis Euroopa päeval 9. mail Euroopa Liidu suurprogrammi "Culture 2000" toel. Kontserdist Ferenz Liszti nim. Muusikaakadeemia suures saalis, esinejatest

  6. Krediidipank läheb Soome turule / Kerli Nõu

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    Nõu, Kerli

    2004-01-01

    Krediidipanga nõukogu valis uue esimehe. Panga juhatuse esimehe Andrus Kluge sõnul ei too panga presidendi Rein Otsasoni lahkumine panga klientidele kaasa suuri muutusi. Krediidipank jätkab oma äriplaani elluviimist, panga teenuseid kavatsetakse hakata pakkuma ka Soomes. Tabel: Krediidipank

  7. Ruudi läheb Tokyosse / Olev Remsu

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    Remsu, Olev, 1947-

    2006-01-01

    Lastefilm "Ruudi" : stsenaristid Aare Toikka, Aarne Mägi : režissöör Katrin Laur : nimiosas lapsnäitleja Paul Oskar Soe : operaator Rein Kotov : Allfilm - MRP Matila Röhr Productions - Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv 2006. Lähemalt analüüsitakse stsenaariumi

  8. Kas läheb ka Ruudi tapmiseks? / Kati Murutar

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    Murutar, Kati, 1967-

    2006-01-01

    Lastefilm "Ruudi" : stsenaristid Katrin Laur, Aare Toikka, Aarne Mägi : režissöör Katrin Laur : nimiosas lapsnäitleja Paul Oskar Soe : Allfilm - MRP Matila Röhr Productions - Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv 2006. Võetud kõne alla ka Peeter Simmi "Kõrini!" ja Peeter Urbla "Stiilipeo" arvustaja meelest teenimatult mahategevad retsensioonid

  9. Ermitaazh läheb Amsterdami / Rael Artel

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    Artel, Rael, 1980-

    2003-01-01

    Peterburi Ermitaazhi filiaali avamisest Amstelhofis Hollandis. Avanäitusel veebruaris 2004 saab tutvuda ligi sajakonna Musta mere regioonist pärit antiikkreeka kuldehtega. Filiaali rajamise II faasist. Ermitaazhil on toad Somerset House'is Londonis, kollektsioonide jagamise leping Guggenheimiga New Yorgis ja Kunsthistorisches Museumiga Viinis

  10. Oistrahhi festival läheb Euroopasse / Priit Kuusk

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    Kuusk, Priit, 1938-

    2004-01-01

    Pärnu David Oistrahhi festivali (festivali juht Allar Kaasik) "Europa Festiva" kontserdisarja alustamisest Budapestis Euroopa päeval 9. mail Euroopa Liidu suurprogrammi "Culture 2000" toel. Kontserdist Ferenz Liszti nim. Muusikaakadeemia suures saalis, esinejatest

  11. Eesti läheb maailmanäitusele

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    1999-01-01

    Eesti Investeeringute ja Kaubanduse Arendamise Sihtasutuse korraldatud EXPO 2000 ideekonkursile esitati 18 tööd, mis pakuvad Eesti tutvustamiseks mitmeid lahendusi. Tulemused avalikustatakse 10. mail. EXPO 2000 teemadeks on "Inimkond, loodus ja tehnoloogia"

  12. Taani lennusalk läheb, Saksa oma tuleb

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    2014-01-01

    Ämari lennubaasis toimub reedel NATO õhuturbe rotatsiooni üleandmistseremoonia, seni siin paiknenud Taani lennusalgalt võtab õhuturbemissiooni üle saksa lennusalk nelja hävituslennukiga Eurofighter Typhoon

  13. Vilde teel läheb lõbusaks

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    2009-01-01

    TV 3 komöödiasarjast "Vilde tee", mida tehakse publiku juuresolekul Pärnu Endla teatris, kus improvisatsioonile ülesehitatud sarja mängujuhiks on Artur Talvik, lavastajaks Tiit Palu, kunstnikuks Silver Vahtre, mängijateks peamiselt Endla teatri näitlejad koos külaliskoomikutega

  14. "Sõrmuste isand" läheb täissaalidele

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    2004-01-01

    Nelja koopiaga tuli Eestis ekraanile mängufilm "Sõrmuste isand : Kuninga tagasitulek" ("The Lord of the Rings : The Return of the King") : režissöör Peter Jackson : Ameerika Ühendriigid 2003. Esimene nädalavahetus tõi filmi levitaja MPDE andmeil kinno 11 534 vaatajat

  15. Film Jeesusest läheb kirikute juures kaubaks

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    2004-01-01

    Mel Gibsoni mängufilm "Kristuse kannatused" ("The Passion of the Christ") : Ameerika Ühendriigid 2004. Filmistuudio 20th Century Fox tegi filmi DVDdele võimsa müügikampaania, mis suunati kristlaste kogukondadele USAs

  16. Eesti läheb Pekingisse / Karin Hallas-Murula

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    Hallas-Murula, Karin, 1957-

    2008-01-01

    Pekingi Eesti saatkonnahoone konkursist žüriiliikme pilguga. Premeeritud ja esiletõstetud töödest. Võidutöö autorid - Lauri Vaimel, Andres Põime, Liisa Põime; II koht - Erik Nobel ja Nobel Arkitekten, Taani-Eesti; III koht - Kalle Vellevoog, Velle Kadalipp, Tiiu Truus, Martin Prommik; ostudega esiletõstetud tööde autorid - Priit Pent ja Raul Järg Bucoma OÜ-st ning Jan Skolimowski, Peeter Loo, Kaspar Kruuse ja Li Vene KAMP Arhitektide OÜ-st. Hiina ja Pekingi uusehitistest, arhitektidest

  17. E-kursuste konkursi tulemused / Reelyka Läheb

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    Läheb, Reelyka

    2004-01-01

    01.09.-31.10. 2003 toimus Tallinna Pedagoogikaülikoolis konkurss "Eesti e-Ülikooli toetus e-õppe kursustele, sügis 2003" eesmärgiga töötada välja uusi veebipõhiseid kursuseid. Konkursile laekunud 10 tööst otsustati ellu rakendada kõik. Projekti täitmiseks määrati toetused Hindrek Lootusele, Leif Kalevile, Anu Tootsile, Raivo Vetikule, Tiiu Reimole, Ivar Pornile, Sirje Pihtile, Kai Randrüütile ja Reelyka Lähebile

  18. Kes läheb europarlamenti / Tiit Leier

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    Leier, Tiit, 1975-

    2008-01-01

    Ilmunud ka: Eesti Eest = Za Estoniju : Izdanije objedinenija "Sojuz Otetshestva i Res Publica" 16. okt., 2008, lk. 2. Isamaa ja Res Publica Liidu volikogu aseesimees kirjutab, et erakond soovib taastada Euroopa Parlamendi valimistel avatud nimekirjade põhimõtte ning on põhiseaduskomisjonile esitanud ka vastava seadusemuudatuse ettepaneku

  19. Joonistamine läheb moodi! / Vappu Thurlow, Loit Jõekalda

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    Thurlow, Vappu, 1960-

    2006-01-01

    Kuraatorid kuni 10. IX Tallinna Kunstihoones avatud rahvusvahelisest joonistuste näitusest "Improvisatsioon", tulemuse vastavusest ootustele. Kujundaja Tea Tammelaan. Auhinnažürii tõstis esile Maria-Kristiina Ulase, Lembit Sarapuu ja Kuzja Zverevi tööd

  20. Eesti läheb Pekingisse / Karin Hallas-Murula

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    Hallas-Murula, Karin, 1957-

    2008-01-01

    Pekingi Eesti saatkonnahoone konkursist žüriiliikme pilguga. Premeeritud ja esiletõstetud töödest. Võidutöö autorid - Lauri Vaimel, Andres Põime, Liisa Põime; II koht - Erik Nobel ja Nobel Arkitekten, Taani-Eesti; III koht - Kalle Vellevoog, Velle Kadalipp, Tiiu Truus, Martin Prommik; ostudega esiletõstetud tööde autorid - Priit Pent ja Raul Järg Bucoma OÜ-st ning Jan Skolimowski, Peeter Loo, Kaspar Kruuse ja Li Vene KAMP Arhitektide OÜ-st. Hiina ja Pekingi uusehitistest, arhitektidest

  1. Asi läheb tõsiseks / Mari Laaniste

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    Laaniste, Mari, 1977-

    2007-01-01

    Harry Potteri viies film "Harry Potter ja Fööniksi ordu" ("Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix") : režissöör David Yates : stsenarist Michael Goldenberg : Ameerika Ühendriigid - Suurbritannia 2007

  2. Diveciga seotud otsustega läheb kiireks / Anne Oja

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    Oja, Anne, 1970-

    2004-01-01

    Maksuamet kiirendab maksuotsuste tegemist, et lõpetada Divecist alanud eraisikute maksukontrollid 1997. aastal toimunud tehingutes. Kommenteerivad Jüri Mõis ja Harri Õunapuu. Lisa: Peeter Raidla. Valik Diveci põhjal esitatud nõudeid eraisikutele

  3. E-Book Will Change Book Publishing and Reading Mode%E-Book 将改变图书出版及读者阅读模式

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    李子臣; 王艳林

    2001-01-01

    @@E—Book(Electronic Book)直译成中文就是电子图书,比较严肃的说法应该是指被高科技电子化了的图书,它以电子版的方式在互联网上出版、发行,具有可以无损保存、易复制低成本的特性,通过便携式阅读终端进行有线下载或无线接收,最后实现一种新的阅读方式。

  4. Die Entwicklung eines spezialisierten E-Book-Readers als Antwort auf die Notwendigkeit einer zweckorientierten Software für wissenschaftliche Literatur am Beispiel des E-Books

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    Gemein, Björn H.

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available In science and especially in medicine, ebooks have become more and more important during the last years. Having a cooperation with the author of one of the leading books of internal medicine in Germany, the idea came up to publish his book in a version for PDA. As by now, there is no satisfying solution for this. The existing products are either made for belletristic or they have no sufficient copy protection or both. This led to the decision of creating an own software to meet market needs. The result of this process is SciReader (short form for "scientific ebook reader", a software for the technique of the new millennium.

  5. Polymer surface functionalities that control human embryoid body cell adhesion revealed by high throughput surface characterization of combinatorial material microarrays.

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    Yang, Jing; Mei, Ying; Hook, Andrew L; Taylor, Michael; Urquhart, Andrew J; Bogatyrev, Said R; Langer, Robert; Anderson, Daniel G; Davies, Martyn C; Alexander, Morgan R

    2010-12-01

    High throughput materials discovery using combinatorial polymer microarrays to screen for new biomaterials with new and improved function is established as a powerful strategy. Here we combine this screening approach with high throughput surface characterization (HT-SC) to identify surface structure-function relationships. We explore how this combination can help to identify surface chemical moieties that control protein adsorption and subsequent cellular response. The adhesion of human embryoid body (hEB) cells to a large number (496) of different acrylate polymers synthesized in a microarray format is screened using a high throughput procedure. To determine the role of the polymer surface properties on hEB cell adhesion, detailed HT-SC of these acrylate polymers is carried out using time of flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF SIMS), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), pico litre drop sessile water contact angle (WCA) measurement and atomic force microscopy (AFM). A structure-function relationship is identified between the ToF SIMS analysis of the surface chemistry after a fibronectin (Fn) pre-conditioning step and the cell adhesion to each spot using the multivariate analysis technique partial least squares (PLS) regression. Secondary ions indicative of the adsorbed Fn correlate with increased cell adhesion whereas glycol and other functionalities from the polymers are identified that reduce cell adhesion. Furthermore, a strong relationship between the ToF SIMS spectra of bare polymers and the cell adhesion to each spot is identified using PLS regression. This identifies a role for both the surface chemistry of the bare polymer and the pre-adsorbed Fn, as-represented in the ToF SIMS spectra, in controlling cellular adhesion. In contrast, no relationship is found between cell adhesion and wettability, surface roughness, elemental or functional surface composition. The correlation between ToF SIMS data of the surfaces and the cell adhesion demonstrates

  6. Cost Differentials between E-Books and Print in Academic Libraries

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    Bailey, Timothy P.; Scott, Amanda L.; Best, Rickey D.

    2015-01-01

    Academic libraries continue to face funding pressures compounded by the need to provide students with access to electronic resources, both in journal and book formats. With space constraints and the need to repurpose library space to other uses, libraries must carefully examine the move to e-only formats for books to determine if the format makes…

  7. Embracing E-Books: Increasing Students' Motivation to Read and Write

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    Siegle, Del

    2012-01-01

    In his keynote address at the "New York Times" Schools for Tomorrow 2011 Fall Conference, Dr. Larry Summers (2011) suggested that technology implementations have an unusual growth pattern. New technology innovations usually require more time to "catch on" than one might expect, but once they catch on, their use spreads more quickly than anyone can…

  8. Change of the reading paradigm in the age of e-book

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    Vita Mozuraite

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Since the very end of the 20th century one can notice the rapid change of the reading paradigm. What meaning can one find in the question “do you read?” This change was influenced by development of ICT, information flood in the electronic space, growing popularity of WWW and possibility to receive information in different ways at the same time. The first mentioned factor affected even the physiology of reading, and children today read in slightly different way in comparison to adults who were introduced to computers in their adulthood. Availability of texts published on the internet raises a question, what kind of relation is between process of reading on the internet and browsing the internet. Could we say that reading a vook is the same thing as reading a book? The third factor – offering information in a few different ways – changes the speed of reading and perception of information. How all those factors can affect not only publishing and reading of books, but also the change of reading paradigm in the nearest future? This paper discusses some of these questions.

  9. eBooked! integrating free online book sites into your library collection

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    Bandy, H

    2013-01-01

    A comprehensive look at today's online book sites, such as Google Books and HathiTrust, that gives you the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources to get up to speed on these amazing digital resources and use them effectively in the library setting.

  10. E-Book Development Research%E-Book发展研究

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    吴於茜

    2001-01-01

    @@一、E-Book介绍 E-Book可译为电子书,是英文electronic-book的缩写,也可写为eBook,顾名思义是指以电子文档方式发行、传播、阅读的电子书籍,它的传播媒介为Internet网络,是信息时代技术发展的必然产物.它的出现,极大地推动了网络出版的发展,对传统的纸介质出版及印刷业带来了一定的冲击.

  11. A Web-Based Electronic Book (e-book) Library: The netLibrary Model.

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    Connaway, Lynn Silipigni

    2001-01-01

    Identifies elements that are important for academic libraries to use in evaluating electronic books, including content; acquisition and collection development; software and hardware standards and protocols; digital rights management; access; archiving; privacy; the market and pricing; and enhancements and ideal features. Describes netLibrary, a…

  12. E-Book Usage and the "Choice" Outstanding Academic Book List: Is There a Correlation?

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    Carter Williams, Karen; Best, Rickey

    2006-01-01

    In this study, the staff of the library at Auburn University at Montgomery analyzed circulation patterns for electronic books in the fields of Political Science, Public Administration and Law to see if favorable "Choice" reviews can be used to predict usage of electronic books. A comparison of the circulations between print and…

  13. Removing Manually-Generated Boilerplate from Electronic Texts: Experiments with Project Gutenberg e-Books

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    Kaser, Owen

    2007-01-01

    Collaborative work on unstructured or semi-structured documents, such as in literature corpora or source code, often involves agreed upon templates containing metadata. These templates are not consistent across users and over time. Rule-based parsing of these templates is expensive to maintain and tends to fail as new documents are added. Statistical techniques based on frequent occurrences have the potential to identify automatically a large fraction of the templates, thus reducing the burden on the programmers. We investigate the case of the Project Gutenberg corpus, where most documents are in ASCII format with preambles and epilogues that are often copied and pasted or manually typed. We show that a statistical approach can solve most cases though some documents require knowledge of English. We also survey various technical solutions that make our approach applicable to large data sets.

  14. E - book and Its Reading Efficiency%E-book及其有效阅读

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    郑新

    2005-01-01

    随着计算机的普及和人们阅读需求的提高,E-book日益走进寻常百姓的生活.介绍了E-book的发展亮点,论述了E-book的优势,着重阐明了E-book检索、阅读的途径和方法.

  15. A Global Conceptual History of Asia, 1860-1940 (e-Book)

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    Schulz-Forberg, Hagen

    Contributors to this volume explore the changing concepts of the social and the economic during a period of fundamental change across Asia. They challenge accepted explanations of how Western knowledge spread through Asia and show how versatile Asian intellectuals were in introducing European con...

  16. Cost Differentials between E-Books and Print in Academic Libraries

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    Bailey, Timothy P.; Scott, Amanda L.; Best, Rickey D.

    2015-01-01

    Academic libraries continue to face funding pressures compounded by the need to provide students with access to electronic resources, both in journal and book formats. With space constraints and the need to repurpose library space to other uses, libraries must carefully examine the move to e-only formats for books to determine if the format makes…

  17. Innovative collection development for e-books at the TU Delft Library

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    Brinkman Dzwig, Z.E.

    2013-01-01

    Thanks to new technologies libraries worldwide go digital and are accessible 24/7 from remote locations. The innovation is even more visible in traditional library tasks such as collection development and acquisitions. Those tasks are undergoing rapid transformation as well. One of the reasons is

  18. Embracing E-Books: Increasing Students' Motivation to Read and Write

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    Siegle, Del

    2012-01-01

    In his keynote address at the "New York Times" Schools for Tomorrow 2011 Fall Conference, Dr. Larry Summers (2011) suggested that technology implementations have an unusual growth pattern. New technology innovations usually require more time to "catch on" than one might expect, but once they catch on, their use spreads more quickly than anyone can…

  19. Document page structure learning for fixed-layout e-books using conditional random fields

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    Tao, Xin; Tang, Zhi; Xu, Canhui

    2013-12-01

    In this paper, a model is proposed to learn logical structure of fixed-layout document pages by combining support vector machine (SVM) and conditional random fields (CRF). Features related to each logical label and their dependencies are extracted from various original Portable Document Format (PDF) attributes. Both local evidence and contextual dependencies are integrated in the proposed model so as to achieve better logical labeling performance. With the merits of SVM as local discriminative classifier and CRF modeling contextual correlations of adjacent fragments, it is capable of resolving the ambiguities of semantic labels. The experimental results show that CRF based models with both tree and chain graph structures outperform the SVM model with an increase of macro-averaged F1 by about 10%.

  20. Using E-Books to Create Shared Learning Experiences between Students of Differing Abilities

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    Menin, Andrea; Perham, Jenny; Vong, Joanna; Wachtel, Amelia

    2016-01-01

    Providing general education curriculum for students in self-contained special needs classrooms, as mandated by federal laws, has been a challenge for educators. Utilizing the class work of general education students is an easy, no-cost way to bridge the curriculum gap and offers benefits to both general education and special education students. In…

  1. eBooks for Libraries and Patrons: Two Years of Experience

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    Richard L. Rosy

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available A little over two years ago, netLibrary defined its primary mission to encompass a singular focus on developing and offering library-centric solutions for organizing, hosting, and serving digital learning content in ways that integrated with the mission and methods of libraries. Today, netLibrary provides thousands of academic, public, government, corporate, special and school libraries with access to digital versions of monograph content they deem of particular value to their patrons.

  2. Preisgestaltung von eBook-Angeboten für Bibliotheken: Die Perspektive eines Publikumsverlags

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    Jonathan Beck

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Am Beispiel des Publikumsverlags C.H.Beck zeigt dieser Beitrag, wie und unter welchen Rahmenbedingungen digitale Bibliotheksangebote entstehen in Verlagen, deren Veröffentlichungen sich nicht primär an akademisch arbeitende Leser richten. Nach einer Vorbemerkung zu den Zielgruppen der verschieden Verlagsbereiche von C.H.Beck und die sich daraus ergebende historische Entwicklung digitaler Angebote legt der Beitrag dar, wie es zur Entwicklung des spezifischen Bibliotheksangebots „C.H.Beck eLibrary“ kam und welche Erwägungen bei der Preisfindung für dieses Angebot eine Rolle gespielt haben. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit gilt dabei den Kalkulationsgrundlagen in Publikumsverlagen sowie den relevanten rechtlichen und ökonomischen Umständen im Buchmarkt. Using the trade imprint C.H.Beck as example, this article shows how and under which restrictions digital library offers are created by publishers whose publications are not primarily focused on academic readers. Following introductory remarks regarding the target groups of the various C.H.Beck publishing divisions and on the consequential historical development of its digital offers, the article describes how the specific library offer “C.H.Beck eLibrary” was developed and which considerations were important in determining its pricing. Particular attention is given to cost factors in trade publishing and to relevant legal and economic conditions in book publishing.

  3. What Are They Thinking? Dental Assisting Students' Feelings about E-Books

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    Parsons, Kimberly M.

    2014-01-01

    Electronic textbook usage is increasing within higher education while use of traditional textbooks is declining. While some research concerning student preference for textbook type provides insight into student choices, there is a gap in the literature regarding use of electronic textbooks within dental assisting programs. The purpose of this…

  4. Multimodal Children's E-Books Help Young Learners in Reading

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    Morgan, Hani

    2013-01-01

    Many children struggle with reading and are seldom engaged in this process when teachers assign them to read. Young learners may lack motivation to read an dislike this activity because they have had frequently have unpleasant experiences with reading. If educators fail to provide support for struggling readers, these pupils will likely experience…

  5. E-Books and E-Paper: Are we nearly there yet?

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    2004-01-01

    The computer, no matter how hard its designers have tried, has never replaced paper; the “paperless office” is far from paperless. We don’t like to read from a computer screen, so we print onto bulky, environmentally unsound paper. With the invention of electronic paper all that is set to change. In just a few years, one digital device could comfortably replace all our paper needs.

  6. Innovative collection development for e-books at the TU Delft Library

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    Brinkman Dzwig, Z.E.

    2013-01-01

    Thanks to new technologies libraries worldwide go digital and are accessible 24/7 from remote locations. The innovation is even more visible in traditional library tasks such as collection development and acquisitions. Those tasks are undergoing rapid transformation as well. One of the reasons is t

  7. PERANCANGAN DESAIN APLIKASI BUKU DIGITAL (E-BOOK DENGAN OBJEK MASJID AGUNG DEMAK

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    Noor Hasyim

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Demak yang dikenal sebagai kota wali memiliki sejarah panjang sebagai tempat berkumpul para wali penyebar Islam di tanah Jawa yang disebut dengan Wali Songo. Masjid Agung Demak sebagai masjid kesultanan pertama di Jawa didirikan oleh para wali menjadi ciri khas Demak sebagai Kota Wali. Berdasarkan survei yang dilakukan diketahui bahwa perhatian masyarakat Demak khususnya remaja tentang ciri khas Demak tersebut kurang. Diperlukan media baru yang menarik bagi remaja untuk mengenalkan kembali Masjid Agung Demak yang menjadi ciri khas Demak sebagai Kota Wali, salah satunya melalui perancangan Aplikasi buku digital dengan media komputer tablet berbasis touchscreen. Perancangan aplikasi buku digital tersebut meliputi proses mengumpulkan data, menganalisis data, perancangan aplikasi serta pengujian aplikasi. Proses perancangan aplikasi Masjid Agung Demak disajikan berdasarkan kronologi dan artefak. Hasil perancangan adalah sebuah aplikasi buku digital dengan komputer tablet berbasis touchscreen sebagai media dan Masjid Agung Demak sebagai konten aplikasi. Pengujian yang dilakukan menyatakan bahwa aplikasi buku digital yang dirancang memiliki nilai kebaharuan, komunikasi, kesesuaian dan kesan yang tinggi sehingga secara keseluruhan aplikasi tersebut tergolong dalam aplikasi yang sangat baik. Kata Kunci: buku digital, Demak, perancangan.

  8. Extended 4-Dimensional OpenGL e-book associated with electric material

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    Kazu-masa YAMADA

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this research is to develop a kind of 4 Dimensional electronic textbook (4D-Text regarding a typical dielectrics material structure of Perovskit crystalline formations of Barium Titanate where 4D means a combined 1D direction-freely-viewing and 3D animation-ing is continuously extracting while being changed and scaled viewpoint as user chosen continuously. It is specific issue that e.g. Barium Titanium (IV Oxide which crystallography 4D structural animation is discussed and relevantly addressing to virtual learning environments, e-learning tools, educational systems design and e-learning organizational issues. Additionally it should be an actually-expected theme that crystalline Perovskite structure with a chemical formula ABX3 is constructed as follows; the type of anion spheres are X atoms (usually oxygens as O[2-], the another type of spheres are B-atoms (a smaller metal cation, such as Ti[4+] and the third type of spheres are the A-atoms (a larger metal cation, such as Ba[2+]. Then thermal transformation between lower temperature ferroelectorode and higher temperature paraelectorode would be discussed. Meanwhile, crystallographic pictured 4D-Text is as follows among these structures; the undistorted isometric-regular cubic, on the other hand, the symmetry lowered orthorhombic, tetragonal and trigonal in each Perovskites. It has been concluded that free OpenGL assisted 4D animation approach technique should be good way to achieve the organization for free 4D-Text e-learning using Free 3D viewing and manipulating the 4D animation data file created via MGF (MicroAVS Geometry File approached. Additionally crystallography numerical data processing methods in Perovskit structure are to be using Freeware AWK language data-processing and extracting how to prepare the 4D with MGF. Therefore 4D-OpenGL Free e-Text is a possible guidance that enables studying Perovskit structure while changing a viewpoint directly to the instructor's guidance and accessing contents, transcribed by being captured screens and supplementary reference with properly alphanumeric characters and relevant information. Consequently, for the achievement of presented aim of Free 4D e-learning organizational issues, the technology of free-OpenGL is indispensable.

  9. Building an E-Book Library: Resources for Finding the Best Apps

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    Zipke, Marcy

    2014-01-01

    There is a wide range in the educational qualities and overall quality of interactive storybook apps for tablet computers (ebooks). Minimally, ebooks for young children present illustrations on a screen, accompanied by an oral reading of the text. Today's ebooks can also include animation, zooming in and out, musical scores, sound effects,…

  10. Comparing the Readability of Text Displays on Paper, E-Book Readers, and Small Screen Devices

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    Baker, Rebecca Dawn

    2010-01-01

    Science fiction has long promised the digitalization of books. Characters in films and television routinely check their palm-sized (or smaller) electronic displays for fast-scrolling information. However, this very technology, increasingly prevalent in today's world, has not been embraced universally. While the convenience of pocket-sized…

  11. An architecture for eBook provision to South African schools

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    Dlodlo, N

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available -9 November 2012 (http://www.zaw3.co.za) ISBN: 978-0-620-55590-6 Introduction Against considerable data demonstrating that education and literacy are key drivers of economic growth and that there is correlation between low literacy and high poverty... The full papers were refereed by a double-blind reviewing process according to South Africa?s Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) refereeing standards. Before accepting a paper, authors were to include the corrections as stated by the peer...

  12. E-Book Usage and the "Choice" Outstanding Academic Book List: Is There a Correlation?

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    Carter Williams, Karen; Best, Rickey

    2006-01-01

    In this study, the staff of the library at Auburn University at Montgomery analyzed circulation patterns for electronic books in the fields of Political Science, Public Administration and Law to see if favorable "Choice" reviews can be used to predict usage of electronic books. A comparison of the circulations between print and…

  13. A Web-Based Electronic Book (e-book) Library: The netLibrary Model.

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    Connaway, Lynn Silipigni

    2001-01-01

    Identifies elements that are important for academic libraries to use in evaluating electronic books, including content; acquisition and collection development; software and hardware standards and protocols; digital rights management; access; archiving; privacy; the market and pricing; and enhancements and ideal features. Describes netLibrary, a…

  14. Change of the reading paradigm in the age of e-book

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    2015-01-01

    Since the very end of the 20th century one can notice the rapid change of the reading paradigm. What meaning can one find in the question “do you read?” This change was influenced by development of ICT, information flood in the electronic space, growing popularity of WWW and possibility to receive information in different ways at the same time. The first mentioned factor affected even the physiology of reading, and children today read in slightly different way in comparison to adults who were...

  15. E-Book e Web 2.0 no setor editorial em Portugal e Brasil

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    Gonçalves, Jorge Manuel Dos Santos

    2015-01-01

    [POR]O advento das aplicações derivadas da denominada Web 2.0 – Wikipedia, You Tube, redes sociais online, microblogging, blogs, etc. – levou a uma transformação histórica nos hábitos de leitura e de escrita na Internet. Os leitores podem participar em redes sociais, recomendando livros, fazendo upload de fotos e videos na Rede; editar textos na Wikipedia, entre outras formas de produzir, partilhar e consumir conteúdos. A convergência das tecnologias Web 2.0 e das novas formas de edição digit...

  16. Promoting the Use of E-books by the Use of Electronic Enrichment

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    Peter Gethin

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available Since the arrival of the Internet and, so called „ dot com” companies embarking upon e-commerce on the information super highway, we now see books being sold online. Dot com companies setting out to sell books online have to achieve the same result as the conventional bookshop. It is not surprising, therefore, that they have also begun to develop techniques to promote the sale of books in their particular environment.

  17. Building an E-Book Library: Resources for Finding the Best Apps

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    Zipke, Marcy

    2014-01-01

    There is a wide range in the educational qualities and overall quality of interactive storybook apps for tablet computers (ebooks). Minimally, ebooks for young children present illustrations on a screen, accompanied by an oral reading of the text. Today's ebooks can also include animation, zooming in and out, musical scores, sound effects,…

  18. eBook探析%Discussion and Analysis of eBook

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    彭冬莲

    2003-01-01

    eBook是一种电子图书,它与传统的纸质图书及CD、VCD等电子出版物有着显著的区别.本文探析了eBook的概念、特性、发展优势及存在的问题,指出eBook是未来图书发展的主流.

  19. A Study on the Charging for eBooks%eBook收费问题研究

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    阮捷; 张志强

    2002-01-01

    在阐述ebook概念和分析收费问题产生的原因的基础上,对国内外一些有代表性的ebook网站的收费情况进行粗略的统计,并就电子书的收费机制、促进收费对策等问题提出建议.

  20. A Typology for Observing Children's Engagement with eBooks at Preschool

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    Roskos, Kathleen; Burstein, Karen; You, Byeong-Keun

    2012-01-01

    This research reports a two-phase descriptive study of young children's engagement with ebooks conducted in Head Start classrooms. Phase 1 focused on the development of a typology as an analytic framework for observing engagement with ebooks in different formats (shared book; independent book browsing) and across devices (stationary touch screen;…