Textbooks Weighing you Down? Check out our E-Readers

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Article discussing a project by the UNT Libraries to purchase e-book readers for students purchasing digital textbooks.

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Brannon, Sian & Sears, Suzanne June 13, 2014.

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Article discussing a project by the UNT Libraries to purchase e-book readers for students purchasing digital textbooks.

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Abstract: The University of North Texas Libraries received a grant for e-book readers for students purchasing digital textbooks. The grant provided a way to access electronic information in the form of digital textbooks to those who wish to use them but could not afford to purchase e-readers. The university bookstore offers digital textbooks, but not many students have used them. Through administering the grant the authors learned how to implement and market the e-reader service and how students felt about the technology. Evaluation methodology included a pre- and post-test outcomes-based survey for students using the technology. Future considerations are also noted.

This is the author manuscript version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in Technical Services Quarterly. Copyright 2014 Taylor & Francis. The final definitive version is available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07317131.2014.908588

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  • Technical Services Quarterly, 2014, New York: Taylor & Francis, pp. 237-247

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  • Publication Title: Technical Services Quarterly
  • Volume: 31
  • Issue: 3
  • Page Start: 237
  • Page End: 247
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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This poster discusses a grant project for purchasing e-book readers as a way of circulating textbooks to college students at the University of North Texas. The poster includes text, a timeline, graphs, photos of marketing materials, and sample survey questions from the project.

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Textbooks Weighing you Down? Check out our E-Readers [Poster], ark:/67531/metadc174734

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  • June 13, 2014

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  • Oct. 28, 2014, 8:32 a.m.

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Brannon, Sian & Sears, Suzanne. Textbooks Weighing you Down? Check out our E-Readers, article, June 13, 2014; [New York, New York]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc406379/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .