Library use of ebooks

Library use of ebooks. LRG, 2013. $99.50

The 120-page study is based on data from 68 public, academic, corporate, legal and government libraries, with data broken out by type of library, size of library and other criteria.  The study paints a portrait of how libraries are using e-books, and covers spending,  budgets, contracts, licensing, number of licenses maintained, and aggregator and publisher preferences and aggregator vs publisher sales as a percentage of total e-book spending.  The report also presents detailed data on library spending on particular retail vendors such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and all other online book vendors. Additional coverage includes data on e-audio books, use of consortium purchasing arrangements for e-books, the impact of e-books on interlibrary loan, range of titles typically available for e-book rental at libraries, the impact of tablets and other e-book reading devices, the impact of e-book on course reserves for higher education libraries, the evolving state of dedicated endowments for e-books, use of and spending on e-directories, trends in e-book pricing as experienced by libraries, trends in e-book collection planning, use of e-textbooks and more. Details at

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