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Reading Redefined for a Transmedia Universe.

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"The article presents information related to digital reading and discusses five electronic reading environment including e-books, interactive storybooks, reference databases, hypertext and interactive fiction, and transmedia storytelling."

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How E-books Are Used

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"The article presents a literature review of research on the topic of electronic book usage, with particular focus given to academic library patrons."

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Using E-readers and Internet Resources to Support Comprehension

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"This article supports that comprehension of written materials remains unchanged for students regardless of presentation method (print versus digital). It also provides evidence that supports students who are typically developing demonstrate more willing to utilize reading resources when technological advancements are integrated into reading practices."

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Letters to a Young Librarian: Content, Not Format

Letters to a Young Librarian: Content, Not Format | E-texts | Scoop.it
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"Can we PLEASE stop pretending that just because it's on paper it's good and just because it's on the web it's bad?"

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Openness to Textbook Alternatives is Growing | From the Bell Tower

Openness to Textbook Alternatives is Growing | From the Bell Tower | E-texts | Scoop.it
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The Case for e-Book Literacy: Undergraduate Students' Experience with e-Books for Course Work

The Case for e-Book Literacy: Undergraduate Students' Experience with e-Books for Course Work | E-texts | Scoop.it
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"...we present a typology of e-book interactions relevant to the design of e-books (content and features) and to library/academic instruction in the effective use of e-books (‘e-book literacy’)."

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Not in Love, or Not in the Know? Graduate Student and Faculty Use (and Non-Use) of E-Books

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"The survey findings suggest that, while a majority of these researchers do not necessarily favor e-books over print books, they do appreciate the convenience of the electronic format. Moreover, the results also indicate that many researchers may be entirely unaware of the library e-books available in their areas of study..."

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A comparison of the influence of electronic books and paper books on reading comprehension, eye fatigue, and perception

A comparison of the influence of electronic books and paper books on reading comprehension, eye fatigue, and perception | E-texts | Scoop.it
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"This paper aims to assess the usability of electronic books (e-books) and paper books (p-books) with objective measures, including user comprehension, eye fatigue, and perception. "

"This paper found that there is a significant “book effect” on quiz scores; compared to e-books, p-books appear to enable better reading comprehension. Regarding eye fatigue, students had significantly greater eye fatigue after reading e-books than after reading p-books. Students were satisfied with the e-book, but they preferred p-books. "

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What's New With Libraries And Ebooks? In Conversation with ALA

What's New With Libraries And Ebooks? In Conversation with ALA | E-texts | Scoop.it
A little over a year ago, when I started blogging for Forbes about digital publishing, librarians were up in arms over the issue of ebooks*. Several of the largest U.S.
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