The young read in new places, the older read on new devices: A survey of digital reading practices among librarians and Information science students in Denmark

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The young read in new places, the older read on new devices: A survey of digital reading practices among librarians and Information science students in Denmark. / Balling, Gitte; Begnum, Anne Charlotte ; Kuzmičová, Anežka ; Schilhab, Theresa S.S.

In: Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, Vol. 16, No. 1, 16.05.2019.

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Harvard

Balling, G, Begnum, AC, Kuzmičová, A & Schilhab, TSS 2019, 'The young read in new places, the older read on new devices: A survey of digital reading practices among librarians and Information science students in Denmark', Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, vol. 16, no. 1.

APA

Balling, G., Begnum, A. C., Kuzmičová, A., & Schilhab, T. S. S. (2019). The young read in new places, the older read on new devices: A survey of digital reading practices among librarians and Information science students in Denmark. Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 16(1).

Vancouver

Balling G, Begnum AC, Kuzmičová A, Schilhab TSS. The young read in new places, the older read on new devices: A survey of digital reading practices among librarians and Information science students in Denmark. Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies. 2019 May 16;16(1).

Author

Balling, Gitte ; Begnum, Anne Charlotte ; Kuzmičová, Anežka ; Schilhab, Theresa S.S. / The young read in new places, the older read on new devices: A survey of digital reading practices among librarians and Information science students in Denmark. In: Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies. 2019 ; Vol. 16, No. 1.

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