Entries Tagged as 'Surveys/Statistics'

New OCLC Research report provides evidence base for shift to shared print management approach

January 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

DUBLIN, Ohio, January 23, 2014—OCLC Research has released a new report, “Understanding the Collective Collection: Towards a System-wide Perspective on Library Print Collections,” which establishes evidence that has allowed and encouraged libraries to begin the shift from local provisioning of library collections and services to increased reliance on cooperative infrastructure, collective collections, shared technology platforms, […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Collection Development · Library News · Surveys/Statistics

50% of American adults own eReader or tablet says new Pew report

January 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

Pew Internet Research released a new report yesterday on eReaders and eReading.  The report, “E-Reading Rises as Device Ownership Jumps” reports an increase in device ownership and eReading among Americans. Some highlights: 50% of American adults own either an eReader or tablet device eReaders and tablet devices used for reading ebooks nearly twice as much […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Mobile Devices · Surveys/Statistics

SAGE white paper explores discoverability of scholarly content, recommends standards, transparency, metadata, and partnerships

January 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

Los Angeles, CA (January 16, 2014)   In a changing academic environment, discoverability of scholarly content demands cooperative efforts across the communications supply chain. A new SAGE white paper, out today, summarizes the current discovery landscape for scholarly communications, advocates for cooperative efforts across the industry, and proposes specific recommendations for discoverability improvement for librarians, […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Discovery · Publishing · Standards · Surveys/Statistics

Negotiating with vendors, 91% of librarians do not have a documented process

November 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

Last week at the Charleston Conference, Matt Dunie, President of Data-Planet, presented with colleagues Carl Grant and Mike Gruenberg in a session entitled, “Secrets in Vendor Negotiations.”  In preparation for this event, Matt sent a short survey (11 questions) to librarians to inquire about their preparations before vendor negotiations. Highlights of the survey: 239 respondents […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Business Models/Pricing · Collection Development · Conferences/Events · Electronic Resources · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Surveys/Statistics

Department of Commerce needs input on digital first sale by November 13

November 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

Several blogs and news sources are reporting on a public meeting regarding the first sale doctrine as it relates to digital files.  Teleread’s Juli Monroe posted last Thursday.  In her post she said, “There’s going to be a public meeting scheduled for December 12 in Washington D.C., and the U.S. Department of Commerce is seeking […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Conferences/Events · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Surveys/Statistics

Self-Publishing soars in 2012 – 60% more works than in 2011 according to Bowker

October 11th, 2013 · Comments Off

Self-Publishing Movement Continues Strong Growth in U.S. says Bowker- 2012 ISBNs show nearly 60% more self-published works than in 2011 New Providence, NJ – October 9, 2013 – A new analysis of U.S. ISBN data by ProQuest affiliate Bowker reveals that the number of self-published titles in 2012 jumped to more than 391,000, up 59 […]

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Tags: Press Releases · Publishing · Self Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

New study finds 67% of parents prefer print books for bedtime reading to children

September 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

A new study, “The State of Bedtime Stories Survey,”  conducted online by Harris Interactive (R) in April 2013 (on behalf of Reading is Fundamental and with the support of Macy’s) was just released.  The study provides insight on the state of reading to children (8 and under) at bedtime.  The report asks about book format, […]

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Tags: Surveys/Statistics

Library value in the developing world, new study published

August 27th, 2013 · Comments Off

SAGE, in consultation with Claire Creaser of LISU the national research and information centre based at Loughborough University (UK), and Lucy Browse of International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) have published the results of a research study, Library Value in the Developing World. The final report has been published and can be […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

68 essential resources for eBooks in libraries by Ellyssa Kroski

August 12th, 2013 · Comments Off

Ellyssa Kroski, Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute and the blogger for OEDb’s iLibrarian, as well as a writer, educator, and international conference speaker, developed this list of 68 essential resources about eBooks in libraries.  Ellyssa has organized the list into several broad categories including:  general, devices, blogs, purchasing, creating, and […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Collection Development · Public Libraries · Publishing · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

Big Six eBooks in libraries, a comparison chart

July 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

I came across this wonderful PDF from ALA’s Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) showing the availability of Big Six (soon to be Big Five) ebook titles to libraries.  Random House, Harper Collins, Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster are included.  It highlights the amount of content available for purchase, license/use terms, and the vendor platforms […]

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Tags: Big Six · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics