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Optimizing Academic Library Services in the Digital Milieu by Brendan Ryan

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Three components of eBooks

Abstract:

The ways in which eBooks differ from print books are explained. The components of eBooks are explained and the relation to pedagogy is discussed. The ways that librarians can further the development of eBooks in providing context are addressed. The various file formats are compared. The ways in which a Kindle book is different from an iBook are explained. The difference between a PDF and an eBook are addressed.

Key words

eBooks

ePub

ePub3

iBooks

Kindle

PDF

AZW

MOBI

cloud computing

XML

It is helpful to define the composition of eBooks in three parts when attempting to gain a full understanding of their place in the digital milieu. An eBook file can be said to be composed of container, content, and context. ...

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