Re-inventing the e-book: how tablets increased e-book take-up at Bern University UR

Bissels, Gerhard Johannes (2015). Re-inventing the e-book: how tablets increased e-book take-up at Bern University UR. Journal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries, 11(2), pp. 23-26. European Association for Health Information and Libraries

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This paper reports how at Bern University the medical library services successfully used the tablet platform to significantly improve students’ acceptance of e-books and other e-resources. Although Bern University had closed its main medical library with the loss of its print monograph collection, students until recently rejected e-books as too inconvenient for intense revision. Only when over the last two years tablets became part of students’ basic toolkit, and the library selected e-books, apps, interface and ancillary software to work with tablets, e-books became more palatable to readers

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

13 Central Units > Administrative Director's Office > University Library of Bern

UniBE Contributor:

Bissels, Gerhard Johannes

Subjects:

000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 020 Library & information sciences

ISSN:

1841-0715

Publisher:

European Association for Health Information and Libraries

Language:

English

Submitter:

Sarah Last

Date Deposited:

09 Mar 2017 08:48

Last Modified:

09 Mar 2017 08:48

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.96889

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/96889

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