Source: 2007 Global Faculty E-book Survey - Sponsored by ebrary http://www.ebrary.com/corp/collateral/en/Survey/ebrary_faculty_survey_2007.pdf
Student and Faculty e-preference
83% of students who said they used e-books (52%) find them preferable often or very often over a print version
Often or very often (51%)
Never or rarely (17%)
82% of faculty find electronic resources as useful as print or preferable to print
Equally useful (32%)
Prefer print (18%)
What types of resources are students using for research or class assignments? (52% e-book users)
81% - Google (2,593)
78% - e-books (2,517)
77% - print books (2,478)
69% - e-reference (2,206)
67% - wikipedia (2,142)
65% - print textbooks (2,098)
65% - e-journals (2,080)
The following percentages pertain to the subset of students (3,208 of the 6,452) from the ebrary survey that said that they used e-books.
48% of students in ebrary survey reported never using e-books (3132 / 6452)
57% did not know where to find e-books
17% library did not offer e-books
45% prefer print
7% too difficult to read
Survey Results Faculty use of e-journals and e-books for courses
E-book integration into course content and preparation lags behind e-journals
E-book and e-journal use patterns are similar
Source: 2007 Global Faculty E-book Survey - Sponsored by ebrary http://www.ebrary.com/corp/collateral/en/Survey/ebrary_faculty_survey_2007.pdf 36% 14% Don’t Use 17% 30% Links in course management software 31% 48% Course preparation/research 29% 60% Use articles/chapters for reading as part of course 43% 68% Encourage students to use as viable resource E-books E-journals Use
Springer – e-Books – The End User Perspective
Between 58 percent and 80 percent of respondents at each institution had used e-books at least once
Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
University of Muenster, Germany
University of Turku, Finland
JRD Tata Memorial Library Bangalore, India (new participant in 2008)
Springer Survey – For what purposes do you usually use ebooks?
At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, most users said they use eBooks primarily for research and study, with teaching and leisure trailing far behind.
Would like to use more eBooks?
Illinois - 86%
Bangalore - 98%
Turku - 83%
CWI Amsterdam - 79%
Muenster - 92%
Usage is clearly trending to online.
What is happening to library operations?
Sourece: Google term: college student and books and laptop
Changes in Library Operations?
Questions or Comments
Jim Dooley - Head, Collection Services, University of California, Merced
Allen McKiel - Dean of Library and Media Services, Western Oregon University
Robert Murdock - Assistant University Librarian for Collection Development & Technical Services, Brigham Young University
Carol Zsulya - Head of Collection Management, Cleveland State University