Entries Tagged as 'Surveys/Statistics'

Internet Archive – 15m downloads per month, 2m ebooks scanned,1,000 partners and other new facts

July 8th, 2013 · Comments Off

Robert Miller, Global Director of eBooks for the Internet Archive, sent this email to IA sponsors, partners, and content contributors.  It has some really interesting facts, figures, and updates from the IA and Robert was kind enough to let me repost it here on NSR in full. I have highlighted some of those remarkable facts […]

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Tags: Electronic Resources · Interfaces/Platforms · Open Access · Preservation · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

French Ministry of Culture and Communication releases ebook study

June 21st, 2013 · Comments Off

The French Ministry of Culture and Communication released the findings of a study they commissioned for ebooks.  IDATA conducted the study and collected data from June 2012 to February 2013 through interviews with nearly forty experts and professionals from selected countries (U.S., Canada, Germany, Spain, UK, Sweden, Netherlands).  The full report (in French) can be […]

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Tags: Public Libraries · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

SmashWords research analyzes self-published book sales data

May 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

I finally had time to read this very interesting article in the Huffington Post written by Mark Coker about the  Smashwords study conducted to analyze self-published book sales data.  Coker highlights seven key findings from the study and includes his slides from a presentation at the RT Booklovers Convention earlier this year.  It’s worth a […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Self Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

Credo’s student information literacy survey results now freely available

April 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

April 8, 2013, Boston, Oxford –   Credo, the industry leader for information skills solutions, today announced that the results of an information literacy survey of over 1,500 students from more than 400 institutions worldwide are now freely available.  Anyone may register for a free copy, along with a paper authored by Dr. Allen McKiel, Dean […]

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Tags: Press Releases · Reference News · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

Springer releases white paper on eBook use and acceptance in an undergraduate institution

March 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Springer has released a White Paper on ebook use and attitudes.  The study was conducted at Wellesley College.  Deborah Lenares of the Margaret Clapp Library at Wellesley College, and Steven Smith, formerly of Wellesley College and now Head of Collection Management at Boston University Libraries co-authored the white paper. More information, including key findings and […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Conferences/Events · Library News · Surveys/Statistics

Credo survey suggests students lack basic information skills

March 5th, 2013 · Comments Off

Credo Survey Suggests Students Lack Basic Information Skills Critical for Academic and Workforce Success Survey finds 37% of students do not feel adequately prepared to start research More information from the press release below.  Note the opportunity to attend an event at ACRL relating to the study as well as receive the full text of […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Interfaces/Platforms · Press Releases · Reference News · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

New study shows kids ebook reading has nearly doubled since 2010

January 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

Scholastic recently released a new study on kid’s reading in the digital age.  The study found that kids reading of ebooks has nearly doubled since 2010. Full details are on the Scholastic site or you can download the full report with appendices here. Below are some highlights of the study from the Scholastic site: Kids, […]

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Tags: Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

Survey for librarians on personal/professional eBook use from Against the Grain

December 5th, 2012 · Comments Off

Against the Grain is conducting a survey of librarians’ personal and professional eBook usage.  The following survey is 24 questions long, and should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Take this survey Feel free to share this link with other librarians who may be interested in participating. We appreciate your time and thank you for […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Library News · Public Libraries · School Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

Library borrowers DO buy eBooks, don’t they?

November 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

OverDrive and the ALA conducted an online survey at U.S. public library websites in June/July 2012.  They asked a variety of questions, but the most important ones revolved around eBook purchasing.  The survey asked, “If a digital audiobook or eBook is unavailable in the library’s digital collection or there is a wait time, would you […]

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Tags: Big Six · Business Models/Pricing · Interfaces/Platforms · Library News · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

The Rise of eReading InfoGraphic

October 24th, 2012 · Comments Off

there is a lovely infographic on the Rise of eReading from schools.com. Check it out here: http://www.schools.com/visuals/rise-of-ereading.html

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Tags: Surveys/Statistics