Electronic books (e-books) could revolutionise the way in which learners access information. A recent Exploring e-books event provided an opportunity to speculate, disseminate and evaluate the current issues and potential future of the e-book within UK further and higher education (HE).
Organised by Virginia Havergal at JISC's Regional Support Centre (RSC) South West, library and information professionals as well as technical experts and JISC Collections project leaders shared their experiences and research findings with a view to maximising the benefits of e-books for users and for institutions.
Caren Milloy is the manager of JISC Collections' national e-books observatory project. This is a study of the management and economic impact of e-textbook business models on publishers, e-book aggregators and HE institutions. Milloy singled out the top ten advantages of using e-books and the drivers informing the debate. Listen to the podcast interview, below.
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