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Ebooks: Scientists prefer the PDF format

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Ebooks survey, Indiana University, departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 81 respondents, 2011.

Some findings:

  • E-books and print will coexist for a long time in the foreseeable future
  • The first reason to use ebook is availability 24/7
  • The first concern, the difficulty to read
  • Preferred format is PDF
  • Critical features: ability to print, full-text search
  • Preferred vendors: Wiley, Springer, Elsevier

Zhang, Y. & Beckman, R. E-book usage among Chemist, Biochemists and Biologists: Findings of a survey and Interviews. ISTL, Spring 2011. Online:
http://www.istl.org/11-spring/article2.html

Written by hbasset

June 21, 2011 at 6:34 pm

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