Entries Tagged as 'Surveys/Statistics'

End Users Speak: Outcomes from Recent Surveys, from the NISO eBook Forum

October 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

The following are my notes from the NISO eBook Forum Program – End Users Speak:  Outcomes from Recent Surveys.  Best efforts were made to ensure accuracy. Presented by – Steve Paxhia, President, Beacon Hill Strategic Solutions 3 of the studies presented today are not even published yet.  Most of the data shown was within just […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Ebook Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

DeGruyter White Paper on Patron Driven Acquisition

October 4th, 2012 · Comments Off

DeGruyter has released a white paper titled, Patron Driven Acquisition: A Model for Providing Complete Access to Electronic Content While Limiting Costs For Libraries.  It discusses a new business model for electronic content – books, journals, and databases. DeGruyter White Paper Below are a couple of snips from the white paper: “Based upon feedback from […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Collection Development · Patron Driven Acquisition · Publishing · Surveys/Statistics

Library Journal survey on etextbook collections in academic libraries

August 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

Academic Librarians – if you have a few minutes, please consider taking this survey about etextbook collections.  Some of the results will be shared at the LJ/SLJ eBook Summit on October 17th. Library Journal is interested in learning more about etextbook collections in academic libraries. Your participation in this study will help identify the scope […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Surveys/Statistics · Textbooks

Challenge of eBooks workshop in London, participants needed

August 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

The following is an announcement from Ken Chad regarding a JISC study: The challenge of ebooks: Can you contribute? Workshop in London on Tuesday 21st August We are investigating the challenges of ebooks in academic institutions and would like to engage, early on in our project, with individuals interested in taking part in a workshop […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Conferences/Events · Surveys/Statistics

JISC launches new study on the challenge of ebooks in academic institutions

August 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off

JISC recently announced a new research study on the challenge of eBooks in academic institutions.  A project wiki has been established by the team, of which I am honored to be a member.  I am posting with permission, the first entry on the site. Please check the wiki for periodic updates. Today we kick off […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Library News · Surveys/Statistics

Scholarly eBooks: Understanding the ROI for Libraries, a Springer White Paper

July 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

Springer, in collaboration with PCG (Publishers Communication Group) released a white paper, Scholarly eBooks: Understanding the Return on Investment for Libraries, today.  It is available for a free download from the Springer site. The following is the introduction:  The Return on Investment (RoI) of scholarly eBooks in research and academic libraries can be difficult to […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · Library News · Surveys/Statistics · Vendor News

IMLS grant awarded to OCLC to study challenges PL face in providing eBook content

July 10th, 2012 · Comments Off

From an OCLC press release: DUBLIN, Ohio, July 10, 2012—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a $99,957 grant to OCLC for a new initiative, “The Big Shift: Advancing Public Library Participation in Our Digital Future.” The purpose of the grant is to more fully understand the challenges that U.S. public libraries […]

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Tags: Advocacy Groups · Library News · Licenses/Licensing Issues · Press Releases · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

ALA OITP releases backgrounder document on eBooks and libraries

July 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

reprinted from the District Dispatch: As part of the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy’s work with the Digital Content and Libraries Working Group, several member leaders have requested we develop and distribute communications resources that will support local libraries around digital content issues. Today OITP released the first of these documents, a backgrounder (pdf) that […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Ebook Readers · Library News · Public Libraries · Surveys/Statistics

SAGE and LISU report on demonstrating library value released

June 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

SAGE released the results of a six month research project on demonstrating library value.  More below from the press release. Los Angeles, CA (18 June, 2012) – Providing evidence of value remains an elusive goal for academic libraries across geographic borders, according to a new report published today.  The findings are the results of a […]

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

Self Publishing fuels steady title growth in 2011

June 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

From a Bowker press release.  Lots of interesting data here about title output from 2011. June 5, 2012 (New Providence, NJ) — Bowker, the global leader in bibliographic information, released its annual report on U. S. print book publishing for 2011, compiled from its Books In Print® database. Based on preliminary figures from U.S. publishers, Bowker […]

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Tags: Articles of Interest · Press Releases · Print on demand · Self Publishing · Surveys/Statistics