Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Do Humanities E-books Get Used?
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Do Humanities E-books Get Used?

229

Published on

THURS C1 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Do Humanities & Social Sciences E-books Get Used? Location: Holiday Inn, Cooper Room B Thread: FOR Speakers: Matt Barnes – ebrary; Neil Sorensen – ebrary; Carol Zsulya - …

THURS C1 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Do Humanities & Social Sciences E-books Get Used? Location: Holiday Inn, Cooper Room B Thread: FOR Speakers: Matt Barnes – ebrary; Neil Sorensen – ebrary; Carol Zsulya - Cleveland State University It is a common belief that e-books are less conducive to studies and general research in the humanities and social sciences. As the reasoning goes, patrons in these fields are primarily interested in immersive reading and e-books do not suit this purpose. In this session speakers will present a case that this belief is largely false. Utilizing ebrary usage statistics that go back more than a decade and span multiple library types, evidence will be presented that suggests patrons do utilize e-books in many of the humanities and social sciences, and in many cases, utilize this material quite heavily. Speakers will interpret the data presented and discuss how findings here could better inform collection and acquisition decisions in libraries. Discussion with attendees will be encouraged.

Published in: Education, Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
229
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide
  • Perpetual shows views, copies and prints for perpetual content usage (overall bars include both perpetual and subscription content usage)
  • Transcript

    • 1. Do Humanities Titles Get Used in the Digital World? Carol Zsulya Matt Barnes Neil Sorensen By
    • 2. • What are humanities? • Which subjects fall under humanities? • Electronic format effect? • The truth - do they get used? • Real statistics prove it! • Why should we care? • What does this mean for your library? Overview
    • 3. Humanities Defined “Learning or literature concerned with human culture: a term including the various branches of polite scholarship, as grammar rhetoric, poetry, and especially the student of the ancient Latin and Greek classics.” -- Oxford English Dictionary “Disciplines of the classical languages, English literature, the principal European literatures (and some Indic and Chinese literatures), philosophy, and history.” -- Babbitt’s Literature and the American College. “Includes archaeology, comparative religion; ethics; history; languages & linguistics; literature; jurisprudence; philosophy; history, theory, and criticism of the arts; aspects of the social sciences which use historical or philosophical approach; humanities, general and interdisciplinary.” -- Ohio Humanities Council
    • 4. Really??? In the 21st century??? Humanities E-books
    • 5. • Fiction and nonfiction yet to be written • Independent films yet to be produced • Threat of stem programs • Research • Core curriculum in liberal arts and humanities • Users’ preferences Humanities & The Future
    • 6. Curl up with a good e-book lately? What’s the problem with e-humanities? Rumor has it…………. Humanities are mostly read for leisure. Humanities are “touchy,” “feely” books. One cannot immerse themselves an e-book. Rumors
    • 7. The Humanities • Classics • History • Languages • Law • Literature • Performing Arts • Philosophy • Religion • Visual Arts
    • 8. ebrary Content by Subject Anthropology/Soc Business Computers Education Engineering History Political Sci Humanities Interdisciplinary Studies Language Literature Law Life Science Medicine Nursing Allied Health Physical Science Psychology Social Work Religion Philosophy • Over 210,000 perpetual access titles • Over 50,000 academic subscription titles
    • 9. 0 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 Jan-02Jul-02Jan-03Jul-03Jan-04Jul-04Jan-05Jul-05Jan-06Jul-06Jan-07Jul-07Jan-08Jul-08Jan-09Jul-09 Middle East and Africa Latin America Asia Pacific Europe North America Customer Growth
    • 10. 0 5,000,000 10,000,000 15,000,000 20,000,000 25,000,000 Jan-04 Jul-04Jan-05 Jul-05Jan-06 Jul-06Jan-07 Jul-07Jan-08 Jul-08Jan-09Jul-09 Searches Prints Copies Views Perpetua l Usage
    • 11. Active Customers Views, Copies, Prints North America Europe Asia Pacific Latin America Middle East and Africa End-users 3000 17Million 25Million Geographical Breakdown
    • 12. 4 Years Data – 24 Institutions Annual e-book usage statistics from 24 U.S. institutions. 4 Academic Research Universities - average FTE 27,700 4 Academic Universities (non ARL)- average FTE 25,200 4 Academic Universities - average FTE 14,820 4 Community/Career Colleges - average FTE 15,200 4 Community Colleges - average FTE 6,700 4 Community/Career Colleges - average FTE 3,800
    • 13. 2007 2007 Average Library Type FTE 2007 Total Number of Titles Viewed 2007 Total Humanities Titles Viewed 2007 %Percentage of Humanities Large Academic Research Library 27,700 29,800 8,420 28.26% Large Academic Library 25,200 15,011 3,318 22.10% Medium Size Academic Library 14,820 9,512 1,618 17.01% Medium Size Career College 15,200 5,990 740 12.35% Small Academic College 6,700 3,780 610 16.14% Small Career College 3,800 2,201 345 15.67%
    • 14. 2008 2008 Average Library Type FTE 2008 Total Number of Titles Viewed 2008 Total Humanities Titles Viewed 2008 %Percentage of Humanities Large Academic Research Library 27,700 32,800 10,230 31.19% Large Academic Library 25,200 15,902 3,970 24.97% Medium Size Academic Library 14,820 9,630 1,811 18.81% Medium Size Career College 15,200 6,101 898 14.72% Small Academic College 6,700 3,990 781 19.57% Small Career College 3,800 2,340 399 17.05%
    • 15. 2009 2009 Average Library Type FTE 2009 Total Number of Titles Viewed 2009 Total Humanities Titles Viewed 2009 %Percentage of humanities Large Academic Research Library 27,700 36,988 12,250 33.12% Large Academic Library 25,200 18,360 5,018 26.94% Medium Size Academic Library 14,820 9,876 1,922 19.46% Medium Size Career College 15,200 6,990 1,080 15.45% Small Academic College 6,700 4,420 940 21.27% Small Career College 3,800 2,788 531 19.05%
    • 16. 2010 2010 Average Library Type FTE 2010 Total Number of Titles Viewed 2010 Total Humanities Titles Viewed 2010 %Percentage Large Academic Research Library 27,700 39,654 14,230 35.89% Large Academic Library 25,200 23,122 6,532 28.25% Medium Size Academic Library 14,820 12,728 2,973 23.36% Medium Size Career College 15,200 7,280 1,299 17.84% Small Academic College 6,700 5,180 1,190 22.97% Small Career College 3,800 3,123 631 20.20%
    • 17. Humanities Usage Growth Statistics
    • 18. The percentage e-humanities titles use has increased over the past 10 years 17% to 23% Humanities Usage Growth (Cont.)
    • 19. Increased Use of Humanities eBooks 2007 To 2008 2008 to 2009 2009 to 2010 2007 to 2010 2.93% 1.93% 2.77% 7.63% 2.86% 1.97% 1.32% 6.15% 1.80% 0.66% 3.90% 6.35% 2.36% 0.73% 2.39% 5.49% 3.44% 1.69% 1.71% 6.84% 1.38% 1.99% 1.16% 4.53% 4 Year Growth ARL 27,700 FTE Academic 25,200 FTE Academic 14, 820 FTE Career College FTE 15,200 Academic FTE 6,700 Career College FTE 3,800 Humanities Usage Growth (Cont.)
    • 20. Preconceived Notions 1. Patron-driven acquisitions will lead to ‘acquisition anarchy’ 2. People do not like reading or working on computer screens. 3. Patrons studying humanities and social sciences do not prefer or utilize e-books.
    • 21. 2006 Usage by Broad Subject Rank BISAC Interactions 1 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS 17,878,807 2 COMPUTERS 8,614,926 3 SOCIAL SCIENCE 6,441,631 4 SCIENCE 5,636,027 5 POLITICAL SCIENCE 5,500,011 6 MEDICAL 5,473,552 7 TECHNOLOGY 5,085,475 8 HISTORY 4,781,568 9 EDUCATION 4,624,080 10 STUDY AIDS 4,353,403 11 PSYCHOLOGY 3,831,291 12 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES 3,265,183 13 MATHEMATICS 2,339,238 14 PHILOSOPHY 2,201,128 15 LITERARY CRITICISM 1,898,293
    • 22. 2009 Usage by Broad Subject Rank BISAC Interactions 1 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS 29,048,527 2 SOCIAL SCIENCE 15,144,365 3 STUDY AIDS 12,303,407 4 POLITICAL SCIENCE 11,755,748 5 HISTORY 10,869,925 6 MEDICAL 10,703,250 7 EDUCATION 10,691,454 8 PSYCHOLOGY 9,380,879 9 COMPUTERS 8,938,855 10 SCIENCE 7,611,591 11 TECHNOLOGY 7,490,295 12 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES 5,994,816 13 LITERARY CRITICISM 4,883,428 14 PHILOSOPHY 3,704,234 15 RELIGION 3,118,496 Increase 62% 76% 91% 109% 98% 96% 110% 96% 93% 75% 96% 84% 109% 68% 64%
    • 23. Thank you! Questions?

    ×