Document (#27026)

Author
Rao, S.S.
Title
Electronic books : a review and evaluation
Source
Library hi tech. 21(2003) no.1, S.85-93
Year
2003
Abstract
This paper discusses the genesis of e-books and derives a comprehensive definition from various definitions reported for them. It lists the various types of e-books with their characteristics and the major players in the market. It also highlights the pros and cons of e-books, and compares select e-book reader hardware and software with their specifications, requirements and characteristics. The impact of e-books an the publishing industry, an libraries and librarians, and digital rights management is discussed. The author concludes that e-books are rapidly becoming a viable alternative and provide growing advantages over the traditional medium.
Form
Elektronische Dokumente
Object
E-Books

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