George Orwell Epub E-books Reader |WORK|
The software available for use with these devices often allowsfor ebook files to be converted into a format which makes theebooks easier to read on a particular device. The 'epub'format, a free and open standard set by the International DigitalPublishing Forum (IDPF), may, in time, become a universal standardfor ebook publishing so that ebooks published in epub format can beread on any ereader.
George Orwell Epub E-books Reader
Abstract E-books and e-book readers continue to gain media attention. Despite the limitations and costs associated with current models of e-book reading devices, academic libraries need to consider how they will meet the potential user demand for e-books. Some public library systems have moved towards a digital rights management model. Two American universities have launched pilot projects to test the feasibility of e-book readers as textbook replacements. However, questions remain regarding how e-books designed primarily for handheld devices can be accommodated at an academic library collections level.
Judging from the amount of popular literature that has been generated on the topic of e-books and e-book readers, it is unlikely that e-books as a topic will disappear soon. Despite limitations with current offerings of e-books and e-readers, they are nonetheless being used. As such, academic libraries need to develop a strategy to select, acquire, maintain, and preserve e-books, and determine how they will offer e-books to users for the long term.