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Title:The Viewpoint of Library Directors on the Introduction of E-book Services in Japanese Public Libraries
Author(s):Mitani, Naoya; Ishita, Emi; Watanabe, Yukiko
Subject(s):e-books
public libraries
interviews
library directors
Abstract:In this paper, we aim to make clear what problems might occur when public libraries in Japan introduce e-books. We conducted semi-structured interviews with nine public library directors. These interviews revealed a wide range of opinions about e-book use in public libraries. Seven main factors emerged: a) necessity of e-book introduction, b) recognition of e-books, c) budget for e-books, d) management of e-books, e) difference between public library users and e-book users, f) accessibility of e-books, and g) digitalization of library resources. We also analyzed the differences in perspectives on e-books between two kinds of public library management styles.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Mitani, N., Ishita, E., & Watanabe, Y. (2014). The Viewpoint of Library Directors on the Introduction of E-book Services in Japanese Public Libraries. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 860 - 863). doi:10.9776/14282
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:english
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/47331
DOI:10.9776/14282
Other Identifier(s):282
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 is held by the authors of individual items in the proceedings. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28


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