Purpose: In spring of 2007, Arizona State University Libraries held a focus group of selected faculty to discover their perceptions and use of electronic books (e-books) in their research and teaching. Methodology/approach: We employed the services of the Institute of Social Sciences Research to recruit and moderate the focus group. The following major themes were explored: 1) use of e-books as textbooks; 2) use of e-books for personal research; 3) comparison between e-books and print; 4) disciplinary differences in perceptions of e- books; and 5) motivators for future use. Findings: Overall, the focus group revealed that faculty had generally unsatisfactory ...
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Anali Maughan Perry received her Master's degree in Information Resources and Library Science from the University of Arizona in 2005, and her Bachelor's of Music in Guitar Performance from Arizona State University in 2000. Prior to completing her master's degree, she worked as a library specialist at ASU Libraries for six years in the interlibrary loan department. Since 2006, she has been the Collections & Scholarly Communications Librarian at ASU Libraries.
Anali's research interests are: the application of personal productivity techniques and tools; scholarly communication, and copyright and intellectual property issues.