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Subject Area: Library and Information Studies
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|Title:||The killer Kindle|
|Author(s):||Norm Medeiros, (Haverford College Library, Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA)|
|Citation:||Norm Medeiros, (2009) "The killer Kindle", OCLC Systems & Services, Vol. 25 Iss: 4, pp.225 - 227|
|Keywords:||Electronic books, Information media|
|DOI:||10.1108/10650750911001806 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review Amazon's Kindle, and to describe intersections between it, smart phones, and Google Books.
Design/methodology/approach – The article is designed as an opinion piece on the nature of electronic books in academia.
Findings – The article suggests e-books will increase in popularity over time, but that the business model for individual download of e-books will need to support institutional purchase.
Originality/value – The article should generate views, both in support of and in opposition to, the claims of the author; it should serve as a discussion starter.
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