It seems community prefers e-books over physical books when dealing with arranging a library in the workplace.
I think one of the main improvements that having a company library can bring is giving the workers the chance to share the knowledge they've got from reading the books from the library (e.g. passing one of them to other person or having a top-10 list with the most requested books in the library).
I'm afraid going the e-book way will make the effort more of an individual one, instead of a shared experience, since buying an electronic copy and sharing it could be difficult (or even could raise legal/moral issues).
So my question is:
- How can you create an electronic company library to let your coworkers gain knowledge and then share it to the rest of the company?
- Are there any evidence on how well does it work?