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