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Connecticut Libraries eBook
Surveys
University of Hartford 1877 Club
West Hartford, CT
February 28, 2014
Eric Hansen, iCON...
CT Libraries Annual eBook Platform
Fees
• Survey by e-mail Dec. 19-27, 2013
• Number of responses = 45
• Total spent on pl...
CT Libraries Annual eBook Platform
Fees, cont.
• Total fees spent on platform, not including
fees paid to consortia = $102...
eBook Cost to Libraries
• Survey by e-mail Oct. 23-Nov. 1, 2013
• Number of responses = 35
• Types of libraries:
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eBook Cost to Libraries, cont.
Vendors represented:
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Freading
Overdrive
Baker & Taylor
Amazon

• Recorded
Books/On...
eBook Cost to Libraries, cont.
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Highest price paid = $403.35 Gale
Lowest price paid = $0.50 Freading
Mean price pa...
Highest number of sales = Overdrive
(25)
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Highest price = $200.00
Lowest price = $0.99
Mean price = $55.41
Median ...
Friends of Libraries Book Sales
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Survey by e-mail Dec. 10-20, 2013
Figures for a 12-month period
Total sales = $71...
Questions?

CT Libraries eBook Surveys

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Thank you
Eric Hansen
Eric.A.Hansen@ct.gov
860-704-2224
888-256-1222 (in CT)
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Eric Hansen, iCONN.org's Electronic Resources Coordinator releases the results of his surveys of Connecticut libraries eBook platform and content costs, and revenue Friends of CT Libraries realize from book sales.

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  • Refers to cost to maintain access via the Web or mobile devices to content on vendor file servers.
  • Fees paid directly to platform vendor, by consortia or individual libraries.
  • Refers to content licensed from ebook vendors.
  • Dollar figures can include Friends book store sales throughout the year.
    NOTE: Most Friends books for sale are the result of donations, not library collection deaccessioning (i.e. weeding).
  • THANK YOUs:
    ACLPD eBook Task Force members Ernie DiMattia, Kate Sheehan, Mary Anne Mendola Franco
    Keynote speaker Alan Inouye
    Publisher panelists Skip Dye and Adam Silverman
    Deputy Commissioner of Consumer Protection Michelle Seagull
    Randi Ashton-Pritting and the U. of Hartford 1877 Club
    Steve Cauffman, registration
  • Transcript of "Connecticut Libraries eBook Surveys"

    1. 1. Connecticut Libraries eBook Surveys University of Hartford 1877 Club West Hartford, CT February 28, 2014 Eric Hansen, iCONN Electronic Resources Coordinator
    2. 2. CT Libraries Annual eBook Platform Fees • Survey by e-mail Dec. 19-27, 2013 • Number of responses = 45 • Total spent on platform fees, including consortia (3) = $133,703.19 • Average annual expense for those responding= $2971.18 CT Libraries eBook Surveys 2
    3. 3. CT Libraries Annual eBook Platform Fees, cont. • Total fees spent on platform, not including fees paid to consortia = $102,572.50 • Average annual expense for those responding, fees to consortia not included (19) = $5398.55 CT Libraries eBook Surveys 3
    4. 4. eBook Cost to Libraries • Survey by e-mail Oct. 23-Nov. 1, 2013 • Number of responses = 35 • Types of libraries: – – – – – Public = 27 K12 School = 5 2-year academic = 1 4-year academic = 1 Special = 1 CT Libraries eBook Surveys 4
    5. 5. eBook Cost to Libraries, cont. Vendors represented: • • • • Freading Overdrive Baker & Taylor Amazon • Recorded Books/OneClickdigital • Follett • EBL • Rosen • Gale CT Libraries eBook Surveys 5
    6. 6. eBook Cost to Libraries, cont. • • • • Highest price paid = $403.35 Gale Lowest price paid = $0.50 Freading Mean price paid = $56.45 Median price paid = $40.00 CT Libraries eBook Surveys 6
    7. 7. Highest number of sales = Overdrive (25) • • • • Highest price = $200.00 Lowest price = $0.99 Mean price = $55.41 Median price = $58.00 CT Libraries eBook Surveys 7
    8. 8. Friends of Libraries Book Sales • • • • Survey by e-mail Dec. 10-20, 2013 Figures for a 12-month period Total sales = $710,811.29 Annual average per library = $3,721.53 CT Libraries eBook Surveys 8
    9. 9. Questions? CT Libraries eBook Surveys 9
    10. 10. Thank you Eric Hansen Eric.A.Hansen@ct.gov 860-704-2224 888-256-1222 (in CT)
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