Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

January 2017

Abstract

Health science Health science ebooks on eight different platforms eight different platforms eight different platforms were evaluated on their were evaluated on their were evaluated on their were evaluated on their ability ability ability to accommodate to accommodate to accommodate varying learning styles varying learning styles varying learning styles varying learning styles varying learning styles and needs in a responsive, a responsive, a responsive, device device -agnostic environment. These health environment. These health environment. These health environment. These health science ebooks from the San José José State University State University State University State University Library were evaluated on: Library were evaluated on: Library were evaluated on: Library were evaluated on: Library were evaluated on:• text adjustment,• search/navigation search/navigation search/navigation search/navigation,• annotations annotations,• in -platform text -to -speech,• dictionary support,• printing,• downloading, downloading, and• citing.The ebooks were viewed were viewed were viewed were viewed on smartphones (Android on smartphones (Android on smartphones (Android and iOS), tablets (iPad and iOS), tablets (iPad and iOS), tablets (iPad and iOS), tablets (iPad and iOS), tablets (iPad and Kindle), desktops and Kindle), desktops and Kindle), desktops and Kindle), desktops and Kindle), desktops (Windows and iOS (Windows and iOS ). The appropriate browsers were appropriate browsers were appropriate browsers were selected, based on the based on the device. Tools device. Tools device. Tools device. Tools and ease of and ease of use differed greatly among greatly among the platforms, providers, the platforms, providers, the platforms, providers, the platforms, providers, the platforms, providers, and devices, especially on devices, especially on devices, especially on the basis of access with the basis of access with the basis of access with the basis of access with respect to digital rights respect to digital rights.

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