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Activities from Österreichisches Bibliothekswerk

Reading Aloud Vorlesetag (Austria)

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On the 28h of March 2019, the Austrian Reading Aloud Day celebrated the importance of reading and literacy promotion in Au...

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Bookstart Austria

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Founded in 2011, Buchstart Österreich is a lively and constantly growing network of early childhood reading promotion that...

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Selected research

  • 05/10/2022

    Reading fiction with an e-book or in print

    Purposes, pragmatics and practices. A focus group study Lukas Kosch, Günther Stocker, Annika Schwabe, Hajo Boomgaarden | University of Vienna Abstract Empirical research on the differences between digital and print reading has recently increased, mainly concentrating on informational texts while disregarding literary texts. Concerning narrative fiction, the existing quantitative studies have found no or very […]

  • 31/01/2021

    Experiencing literature on the e-reader: the effects of reading narrative texts on screen

    Annika Schwabe, Lukas Brandl, Hajo G. Boomgaarden, Günther Stocker | University of Vienna Abstract Background The digitalisation of literature is proliferating, and the increasing spread of digital reading devices and the availability of digital texts is likely to make books on screen a lasting phenomenon, but little attention has been paid to the consequences of […]

  • Book readers in the digital age

    Reading practices and media technologies Annika Schwabe, Lukas Kosch, Hajo G. Boomgaarden and Günther Stocker Abstract With the rising popularity of digital reading media, leisure reading is undergoing a transformation process. However, the reasons for readers to adopt e-book reading or to stick to traditional printed books are mainly unknown. Therefore, we explored demographic and motivational differences between print readers, digital readers, […]

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