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Title: Electronic Books: Fad or Future?
Authors: Zahda, Showayb A A
Keywords: Electronic books
E-books
Printed books
Electronic publishing
Issue Date: Jun-2007
Publisher: Library & Information Science Unit, Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology
Abstract: Internet and computer technologies have greatly increased the diversity of many products available in the market. In recent years, these technologies have revolutionized our life trends in every way possible. The electronic book is one of these technologies that have affected the way people exchange information, read, and write. This paper discusses the advantages of electronic books over printed books such as availability, low cost, and authenticity. It also discusses how the emergence of e-books has threatened and affected the printed-book industry. It also proves that electronic books can be a suitable alternative or replacement for printed books especially in educational institutions. This paper analyzes the process of creating a book in the electronic format as well as in the printed format. In addition, the paper shows several examples of gigantic organizations moving from paper-based publishing to electronic-based publishing
Description: In Building an information society for all: proceedings of the International Conference on Libraries, Information and Society, ICoLIS 2007, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 26-27 June 2007
URI: http://dspace.fsktm.um.edu.my/handle/1812/262
ISBN: 978-983-43491-0-3
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