Jinfo BlogEBooks and Traditional Texts: Complementary or Mutually Exclusive? [ABSTRACT]

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By Kate Worlock

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Abstract

The eBooks market seems to have been poised for success for years, but widespread adoption has been more promise than substance. Kate Worlock looks at comparative adoption rates for different types of content and academic environments and explains why new devices may help eBooks achieve their promise - or not.

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The eBooks market seems to have been poised for success for years, but widespread adoption has been more promise than substance. Kate Worlock looks at comparative adoption rates for different types of content and academic environments and explains why new devices may help eBooks achieve their promise - or not.

What's Inside:

While students were initially fascinated with their Sony Readers, they soon became frustrated with the devices' limited interactivity capabilities which made it impossible to highlight passages, cut and paste text, or participate in interactive quizzes. Lack of content is also a problem, as is cost.

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