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E-books in Academic Libraries by Ksenija Mincic-Obradovic

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Introduction

Much has been written about e-books. They are a medium that puzzles and intrigues. Even my local paper has an article about them almost every week. Everyone has an opinion. They have been examined from many angles, by many authors, on many occasions. And yet, there are still more questions than answers in the field.

E-books have been both praised and criticised. Some commentators have predicted that e-books will completely replace print books; others have concluded that e-books are dying. Neither has happened – print and electronic books coexist, and in academic libraries both formats have a place, and complement each other.

In this book, I describe the situation as it is today, hoping that our experiences of the recent past will ...

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