Library Use of E-books
Data in the report is based on a survey of 75 academic, public and special libraries. Librarians detail their plans on how they plan to develop their e-book collections, what they think of e-book readers and software, and which e-book aggregators and publishers appeal to them most and why. Other issues covered include: library production of e-books and collection digitization, e-book collection information literacy efforts, use of e-books in course reserves and inter-library loan, e-book pricing and inflation issues, acquisition sources and strategies for e-books and other issues of concern to libraries and book publishers.
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Use of Popular Ebook Sites
Who Uses What
Print vs Online
Ereserves Prices Directories
Contracts and Use Conditions
Information Literacy and Ebooks
Other Reports from Primary Research Group Inc
BROKEN Budget Library Budget Budget Mean Median College and University Contract for E-books COPYRIGHT PERMISSION Current Contract DIGITAL OR PRINT-ON-DEMAND DIGITIZED OUT-OF-COPYRIGHT BOOKS distance learning DOWNLOAD E-BOOKS E-AUDIO BOOKS E-BOOK CONTRACTS Ebrary extensively Significant EXTENT INDIVIDUAL PUBLISHERS information literacy Institution Mean Median Institution Type INTERLIBRARY LOAN Libraries Mean Median Libraries that Download LIBRARIES THAT PLAN Library Budget Library Library Budget Mean Library Budget Yes MARC RECORDS Maximum $4 million MAXIMUM ANNUAL SPENDING Maximum Entire Sample MAXIMUM PERCENTAGE Mean Median Minimum Median Minimum Maximum MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM Minimum Maximum $4 Minimum Maximum College Minimum Maximum Entire Minimum Maximum U.S. NetLibrary non-U.S. Libraries Mean Non-U.S. Libraries U.S. non-U.S. Libraries Yes occasionally Used little PATRONS USE E-BOOKS Percentage of Libraries PERMISSION AND SOLD PLAN TO ACQUIRE PRINT-ON-DEMAND COPIES Public and Special SOLD DIGITAL SONY READER SPENDING ON E-BOOKS TABLE Type of Institution Yes No $4 Yes No College Yes No Entire Yes No U.S.