Survey of Academic Library Database Licensing Practices, 2016-17

Published - June 2016| Code - PRG140A| Affiliate - Primary Research Group

Report Highlights

This international study presents data from 29 colleges and universities about their database licensing practices, including spending data on eBooks, databases, and eJournals. The report looks closely at trends in how staff time is consumed on issues such as invoice-checking, contract examination, training patrons in database use and other tasks. In addition we probe librarian feelings on additions to or subtractions from their current database portfolio and their level of interest in novel database such as those of syllabi, open access course materials, textbooks, classroom video and blogs.

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