Survey on e-books and e-readers for academic librarians

December 22nd, 2009 · by spolanka · 3 Comments

Librarians at Saint Cloud University in Minnesota are surveying academic libraries about ebooks and ebook readers.  Here is the original message from librarians Rachel Wexelbaum and Plamen Miltenoff:

At Saint Cloud State University, we are investigating the use of EBooks and EReaders in academic libraries in order to determine where best to invest our funds.  How are EBooks and/or EReaders used in your academic library?  Please complete this brief Survey monkey survey, and feel free to email me with any observations/experiences/challenges you have had with EBooks or EReaders at your institution.  For the best analysis, we need a larger statistical sample.  Please feel free to forward this survey to your colleagues off list.  We would be happy to share the results of this survey with you.

Thank you for your time and input.
Sincerely,

Rachel Wexelbaum, MLIS
Collection Management Librarian
LRTS Collections MC 220-G
Saint Cloud State University
720 4th Avenue South
Saint Cloud, MN 56301
(320) 308-4756

Plamen Miltenoff, Ph.D, MLIS
Information Specialist
MC 204J InforMedia Services
Saint Cloud State University

Categories: Academic Libraries,Ebook Readers,Library News,Surveys/Statistics

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Helen // Dec 22, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Tried to complete the survey but couldn’t – I am in an academic library in Melbourne, Australia. We have e-books available for reading onscreen through the library catalogue. We are beginning to look at a range of e-book readers, our Kindle arrived 2 weeks ago. We have the difficulty of limited choice in Aust at the moment. Also looking at I-phone apps and other mobile devices. Would be interested in hearing about the results of your survey. Helen

  • 2 nadaleen // Nov 30, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Hi. Have you created a report with results of this study you can share with us? Thanks!

  • 3 spolanka // Nov 30, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Nadaleen,
    I haven’t heard anything from the librarians who conducted this survey, but I’ll send them an email to check. Sue