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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