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E-book Advocacy Model

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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 this E-Book Advocacy Statement is that e-books should have the following 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

Library Commitments


Search for E-Books

Where to find E-Books

E-Readers at Duke

Perkins Library System E-Book Collection

Triangle Research Libraries Network
Beyond Print Summit

Prepared by the E-Book Strategy Committee
Jean Ferguson (co-chair), Aisha Harvey (co-chair), Meghan Gamsby, Nancy Gibbs, Paolo Mangiafico, Heidi Madden, Lynne O'Brien, Catherine Shreve, Amber Welch

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Last published February 1, 2013 3:09:13 PM EST