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Pepperdine Librarians publish research on eBooks

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Lizette Gabriel and Maria Brahme have published an article describing the findings from their study of distance student use of and preferences for Ebooks.  The article appears in the July edition of Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning. The full text of the article is available through the library via the Taylor & Francis Journal collection.

Brahme, M., & Gabriel, L. (July 01, 2012). Are Students Keeping Up with the E-book Evolution? Are E-books Keeping Up with Students’ Evolving Needs?: Distance Students and E-book Usage, A Survey. Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning, 6, 180-198.




Together with GSEP alumna, Patricia Delich, librarian Maria Brahme and northern California colleague, Yuba College librarian Elena Heilman published a featured article, Three Perspectives on Independent Ebook Adoption in Academic Libraries, in the September issue of Computers in Libraries.  The article profiles the librarians’ efforts to include author Patricia Delich’s ebook, published by Smashwords.com, in their respective library collections.  The article is fully accessible in the following library databases:  Factiva, Academic Search Complete and Health source: Nursing Edition.
Brahme, M., Delich, P., & Heilman, E. (2012). Three Perspectives on Independent Ebook Adoption in Academic Libraries. Computers In Libraries, 32(7), 16-22.
Dr. Delich’s book is on the topic of designing online courses.




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