Academic Library Use of eBooks 2017 Edition

Oct 2016| PRG060B| Primary Research Group

Report Highlights

The study looks closely at how 41 academic libraries are using eBooks. It presents detailed data on eBook spending in 2015, 2016 and projected to 2017, highlighting spending on specific types of licensing models and content providers. The report also looks at how libraries are integrating eBooks into their collections, and pinpoints the extent to which they hold titles in dual print/eBook formats.
Other issues covered include: providing info literacy support for eBook users, the role of consortia in eBook licensing, rates of change in eBook use by library patrons, ease of use of using eBooks, provisions for perpetual access, extent and nature of purchases from individual publishers vs. aggregators, eBook collection development plans, use of book endowments for eBook purchasing, use of eBooks for course reserves, trends in eBook pricing, use of eTextbooks and more.

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Academic Library Use of eBooks

  • Date - Sep 2014
  • Code - PRG060A

This 165-page international study looks closely at how academic libraries are using eBooks. It helps librarians to answer questions such as: how fast is eBook spending growing? Which eBook purchasing models are growing fastest? Subscription models that allow unlimited access” pay per view models? Outright ownership? Other models? What percentage of eBook purchases are through consortia? What percentage direct from ...

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