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The electronic publishing sector has experienced a slowdown over the past two years; however, one segment has grown. The audiobook has seen extraordinary growth in all advanced countries. It is not a new genre, since it dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, but audiobook [...]

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Libraries want to lend e-books, but they are finding many problems in doing this. This paper reviews the main obstacles that libraries have to face when lending e-books. First of all, the article describes the differences in the digital publishing market around the world, but there [...]

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2010 could be the year in which the arrival and consolidation in the market of several models of mobile devices for reading books and online dailies becomes real. This year, new electronic tablets will be launched, together with e-reader and e-ink systems. Tablets already were announced [...]

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This work presents trends and models for electronic publishing of nonfiction books, with emphasis on education resources. The context of institutional publishers (universities, cultural centres) is outlined, from the point of view of global online publishing strategies that try to [...]

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A review of the major characteristics of e-books, both as reading appliances and as content, includes a description of advantages and disadvantages, functionality, intellectual property, acceptance, market, and other considerations. The multiple different formats, devices and prices, [...]

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The experience of the Library of the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) is presented, where patrons use tablets to access books that have been acquired in electronic format. In recent years, there has been an increasing number of titles that are being distributed [...]

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The most important events of 2009 in the world of libraries are noted. There are three main areas: technology, information and libraries themselves. The first area includes the development of integrated library management systems and the situation of the so-called discovery tools. [...]

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Electronic books have experienced a series of transformations throughout 2014 that affec the entire value chain of the book –authors, publishers, libraries and readers-. Some of the movements begun in previous years were consolidated in 2014, such as growth in the worldwide production [...]

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Summary of developments presented at the traditional annual congress of Swets users held on June 4, 2009 in Barcelona: the tool SwetsWise Selection Support, PressDisplay news portal, the ALPSP Learned Journals Collection, and the e-book platform MyiLibrary. e-Books sales are soari[...]