|authors||Dearnley, James; Cliff McKnight|
|title||PLASTIC PAPERBACKS: A PILOT EVALUATION OF TWO PORTABLE ELECTRONIC BOOKS AT LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY|
|source||Electronic Publishing 2000. Electronic Publishing in the Third Millenium: Proceedings of an ICCC/IFIP conference held at Kaliningrad/Svetlogorsk, Russia August 17-19 2000/Edited by Peter Linde, John W.T.Smith, Elena Emilianova. Washington D.C.: ICCC Press, 2000. 239 p. ISBN: 1-891365-07-X|
|summary||This paper reports on a small pilot project undertaken during May 2000 at the Department of Information Science, Loughborough University. The study considers student and staff evaluation of two electronic reader products which are available for purchase in the United Kingdom – NuvoMedia’s Rocket eBook (hardware and software) and Glassbook Inc’s Glassbook (software). As the paper concludes, although there is a real opportunity for future development of these devices, the findings raise concerns on the present usability of the two products.
The paper is split into three main sections:
A background section considering the products, their history and current capabilities; Results of the pilot project; Conclusions.
|keywords||New publishing models, electronic books|
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