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Results of a quick, informal eReader survey conducted at the CU-Boulder Libraries' Ebooks Interest Group's Feb. 2011 meeting.

Results of a quick, informal eReader survey conducted at the CU-Boulder Libraries' Ebooks Interest Group's Feb. 2011 meeting.

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  • Ebook Reader Survey Results<br />February, 2011<br />Number of responses: 35<br />
    • Do you own an ebook reader?
    • Yes (12)
    • No (21)
    • Ebook reader software used on another device (2)
    • If yes, which ebook reader do you own?
    • Kindle (11)
    • iPad (1)
    • If no, are you planning to buy one?
    • Yes (2)
    • No (9)
    • Comment – not until there is a reader that has the flexibility and power of the iPad, the non-proprietary licensing of the Sony reader, and is made by a company that doesn’t lock its software and hardware down the way Apple does.
    • Maybe/Don’t know yet (9)
    • What factors were/would be most important in deciding which reader to purchase?
    • Cost (5)
    • Market dominance/reputation/size of Amazon.com (5)
    • Content available for this reader (3)
    • Ease of purchasing content for this reader (3)
    • Screen/e-ink (3)
    • It was a gift (3)
    • Interoperability/being able to buy multiple types of content from different places (2)
    • Functionality (2)
    • Size (2)
    • Portability (1)
    • Dedicated device - no distractions (1)
    • Storage (1)
    • Organization (1)
    • Connectivity (1)
    • Other family members liked theirs (1)
    • What genres do you enjoy reading on your reader?
    • Fiction (11)
    • Non-fiction (6)
    • Subscription feeds (2)
    • Are there any genres you have not enjoyed reading on your reader?
    • Freely available books (poor formatting) (1)
    • Magazines or content with lots of color (1)
    • Professional texts (1)
    • Anything with illustrations, they don’t display well (1)
    • Reference, where you have to jump around (1)
    • Complex books where you have to flip back and forth (1)
    • What are your favorite aspects of your reader?
    • Portability/many books in one place (9)
    • Price of content (7)
    • Fast & Easy to purchase books (5)
    • Compactness; size & weight (4)
    • Screen (2)
    • Highlighting, annotation and note taking (2)
    • Easier to read than ink on paper (2)
    • Definition look ups (2)
    • Multi-functional device (iPad/iPhone) (2)
    • Confidentiality (1)
    • Linked content (1)
    • Downloading from anywhere (1)
    • Long battery life (1)
    • Device remembers users’ places in the book (1)
    • Less difficult than a paper book to damage by spilling on (1)
    • What are your least favorite aspects of your reader?
    • Difficult to navigate backward and forward/find things in sections already read (4)
    • Not backlit for reading in low light (3)
    • Fear of losing/damaging/having it stolen (3)
    • Black and white – no color (1)
    • No direct downloading – having to go through Amazon (1)
    • Directional buttons take getting used to after using touch screens (1)
    • Would prefer e-ink to backlit display (iPad) (1)
    • Overdrive doesn’t have an iPad app so display is pixilated (1)
    • Screen is small (1)
    • Doesn’t do a good job with annotation or collection management (1)
    • Professional content is expensive (1)