Library Use of E-books Survey

by Jing Liu ~ May 5th, 2008. Filed under: What others are saying.

Primary Research Group has published Library Use of E-books, 2008-09 Edition, (isbn 1-57440-101-7) and some of the results are:
Some of the report’s findings are that:

Libraries in the sample expected to renew over 77% of their current contracts.

Well over 81% of the sample cataloged their e-book collection and listed it in their online library catalog.

The libraries in the sample had MARC records for a mean of approximately 74% of the e-books in their collections.

Nearly 21% of the libraries in our sample have digitized out-of- copyright books in their collections in order to make their contents more available to their patrons.

Nearly 70% of the sample’s total spending on e-books was with aggregators, while just over 24.6% of the total spending was spent with individual publishers.

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