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Adoption of E-Book Readers among College Students: A Survey

New Preprint: “Adoption of E-Book Readers among College Students: A Survey”
via Gary Price,

The article will appear (TBA) in Information Technology and Libraries from the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA).

Author: Nancy M. Foasberg
Title: Humanities Librarian
Affiliation: Queens College, City University of New York

From the Abstract:
To learn whether e-book readers have become widely popular among college students, this study surveys students at one large, urban, four-year public college. The survey asked whether the students owned e-book readers and if so, how often they used them and for what purposes. Thus far, uptake is slow; a very small proportion of students use e-readers. These students use them primarily for leisure reading and continue to rely on print for much of their reading. Students reported that price is the greatest barrier to e-reader adoption and had little interest in borrowing e-reader compatible e-books from the library.

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Posted on: April 4, 2011, 7:17 am Category: Uncategorized

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