Creation_production-&-distribution_distribution

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Key DISTRIBUTION issues

References to support issues

General

From: JISC TechWatch: Preparing for Effective Adoption and Use of Ebooks in Education, November 2012. [page 18]

In the consumer market, most ebooks are supplied via dedicated readers or multifunctional devices running a dedicated app. Within education, the main delivery mechanisms for ebooks for students and staff are proprietary, dedicated platforms. These academic ebook delivery platforms provide the means by which users can browse and search for ebooks, and they also are used for displaying and allowing users to flick through the pages of an ebook. These platforms are either Web-based or accessed via specific applications installed on computers.