Our library has gone a bit different route, along with many Virginia
libraries, to invest in the NetLibrary project. We currently have access to
about 14,000 titles. Have been very pleased with the product, accessibility,
and the amount of use of this system by our faculty and staff.
Associate Director for Information Services
From: Sheehan, Mark [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 1:52 PM
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Subject: [CIO] Field trials of eBooks?
Has anyone out there been involved in field trials of eBook texts and
readers in higher ed teaching and learning?
I'd be interested in any reports, formal or anecdotal, that have come out of
such studies, especially comparing the effectiveness of e-texts to paper
texts, or comparing different eBook reader technologies to each other
(Rocket/Softbook/RCA and Franklin devices; Microsoft Reader on Pocket PCs;
Microsoft Reader or Acrobat eBook Reader on laptops; whatever readers on
If you'll reply to me directly I'll be happy to compile the results in one
place for the use of the list.
Exec. Dir. for Info. Svcs. & CIO
Montana State University -- Bozeman
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