The Duke University Libraries recognize that the format of the book, along with the content, plays an important role in the research process. The Libraries are committed to advocating for optimal e-book functionality in every phase of the research process. The guiding principle behind our E-Book Advocacy Statement is that e-books should have the described functionalities as an essential part of research support.
The Libraries are
- exploring the complexity of the research process and how e-books fit within this process
- learning from readers about their preferences
- advocating to publishers on behalf of researchers’ needs