DEARNLEY ... et al, 2004. Electronic books in public libraries: a feasibility study for developing usage models for web-based and hardware-based electronic books. Laser Foundation.
This final report considers the background and implementation of a project that
introduced electronic book (ebook) collections to Essex Public Libraries in 2004. The
research considered ebook collections available for borrowing on a PDA (HP iPAQ)
and collections downloadable on to the borrower’s PDA or PC (OverDrive, ebrary).
The project, a partnership consisting of Loughborough University, Essex Public
Libraries, and the Co-East Management Team.
This report was commissioned by the Laser Foundation. It is also available at: http://www.bl.uk/about/cooperation/laser-pubs.html.