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UC e-Book Usage Survey Report

July 6, 2011:

UC Libraries Academic e-Book Usage Survey Report

In a period of economic challenges, the University of California Libraries must have high quality information and analysis to guide their collection decisions. A new report, UC Libraries Academic e-Book Usage Survey, presents the results of a 2010 survey of 2,569 University of California faculty, staff, and students intended to assist the Libraries in developing systemwide strategies for acquiring e-books and inform future collection management activities. The study was a collaborative effort between California Digital Library staff and UC campus librarians undertaken as part of the Libraries' Springer e-Book Pilot Project. Topics covered include UC reader preference for e-books as compared to print books, valued e-book features, and an assessment of UC reader experiences with Springer e-books during 2009 and 2010.

The report is located at: http://www.cdlib.org/services/uxdesign/docs/2011/academic_ebook_usage_survey.pdf (http://www.cdlib.org/services/uxdesign/docs/2011/academic_ebook_usage_survey.pdf)PDF

For more information please contact: Mike Winter (mfwinter@ucdavis.edu)

 

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