In March 2003, the Laser Foundation awarded the consortium £30,000 to undertake this work.

A final report was submitted to the Foundation in August 2004, and can be downloaded from the British Library webpage.

Aspects of this research have been published or presented elsewhere, notably JOLIS (December 2004, citation below), the BOBCATSSS symposium (Budapest, January 2005) and a forthcoming edit of the whole report which will be published by NRIN.

Dearnley, J.A., McKnight, C. and Morris, A., ''Electronic Book Usage in Public Libraries: A Study of User and Staff Reactions to a PDA-Based Collection.'' , Journal of Librarianship and Information Science. , 36(4) , December 2004, pp. 175-182 .

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