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Ebook Readers in Australian public libraries – are they REAL-e worth it?

VALA2002 CONCURRENT SESSION 10: e-books
Friday 8 February 2002, 10:45 - 11:15
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2002-proceedings/vala2002-session-10-hutley

Sue Hutley

Toowoomba City Library

Wendy Horwood

Brisbane City Council Library Service

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Abstract

Hand-held ebook readers present many challenges for Australian libraries that want to integrate this emerging technology into their library’s service. In 2001, both Toowoomba City Library and the Brisbane City Council Library Service embarked on such projects. This paper reports on the differing experience of these two public library services, outlining difficulties encountered, customer reactions to the technology, and the central issues that acquiring and circulating these readers pose for public libraries in Australia.

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