Textbooks wanted. Libraries are demanding e-text books Publishers do not want to sell them Why? E-books free at the point of use might mean no print sales to students. What the librarians told us. Too expensive: E-book pricing models are not satisfactory (64%)
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Libraries are demanding e-text books
Publishers do not want to sell them
E-books free at the point of use might mean no print sales to students
Not the right type of e-books:
36 e-books in total!
Is that all?
from 131 institutions
JISC Project texts (only):
This is not a generalisable finding to all e-books.
In spite of a general presumption more than half of all users say they read e-books from a screen, even in the case of those aged 56-65. Is this is a red herring?
This has big implications for publishers!
Physical library: 45.2% students go every week
Virtual library: 43.8% student go every week
Students and staff, but especially women students, value the convenience of being able to access library services from home: 41.6% access the virtual library from home(44.3% female, 36.8% males)
Catalogue entries and links from the library web site are very powerful determinants of e-book take-up, as confirmed again here.31% of students use the library website23% of students use the library catalogue19.3% of students find out about the books from their tutorThis is why we need good MARC Records and persistent URLs and ISBNs for e-books! – It needs another presentation to tell you about all the issues we’ve discovered about the implementation of standards (or the lack of)!
Deep Log Analysis of MyiLibrary
Some initial findings
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