Based on the form of questionnaire, this paper
explores the use of foreign academic e-books by teachers and students in a
certain school from a subjective view. 367 Users’ behavior, habits and
needs were analyzed. Based on the results of the analysis, four suggestions are
put forward to improve the overall utilization: Promote the localization of
interface, pay attention to users’ advice while purchasing, improve content
disclosure and subject classification, and guide users to have social sharing.
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