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

  • Gerhard Bissels Universitätsbibliothek, Universität Bern, Fachbereichsbibliothek Bühlplatz, Baltzerstrasse 4, 3012 Bern 8, Switzerland.

Abstract


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.

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Published
2016-03-08
How to Cite
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Bissels G. Re-inventing the e-book: how tablets increased e-book take-up at Bern University. JEAHIL [Internet]. 8Mar.2016 [cited 15Oct.2019];11(2). Available from: http://ojs.eahil.eu/ojs/index.php/JEAHIL/article/view/40
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