Faculty & Student Use andOpinions of E-Books at UMDTim HackmanKelsey Corlett-RiveraAugust 14, 2012
Background• “But I Want a Real Book!”• Students & Faculty in ARHU, BSOS, Education• Online survey open Mar 29 to Apr 27, 2...
Research Questions1.   How often do respondents use e-books for research purposes? For recreational     reading?2.   How d...
Valid Responses (1,343)1000900800700600                                             Undergraduate500                      ...
Total Responses by CollegeArts & Humanities    Behavioral & Social Sciences   Education                       10%         ...
Questions 4 and 5: How often do you...                               All Responses              Physically enter a campus ...
Question 6: How often do you use                  Question 7: How often do you use           e-books for research?        ...
Question 6: How often do you use                Question 7: How often do you use           e-books for research?          ...
Questions 8 and 9: Compared to three years ago, my use of  e-books for Research/Recreational Reading has _____.           ...
Question 10: Do you own any of the following e-book readers?                            All Responses                     ...
Questions 6 and 10: If you do/dont      own an e-book reader, how often do        you use e-books for research?           ...
Question 11: What is your PRIMARY source for the e-books you use?          All Responses by College             All Respon...
Question 12: How do you find e-books that are available from the UMD                                   Libraries?         ...
Question 13: Which of the following e-book collections           have you used in the past year?                  4%      ...
Question 14: When using e-books, how often do you...                              All Responses60%50%40%                  ...
Question 15: In what format would you prefer the                          library purchase [format]?60%50%40%30%          ...
Questions 10 and 15: If you do/dont      own an e-book reader, what format do                   you prefer?               ...
Question 16: If you chose "It Depends" for Question 15, please elaborate.                                    Top Six Respo...
Question 17: What, if anything, would make you more likely to use e-books?                             Top 8 Responses    ...
Question 18: Please share any additional comments or suggestions on e-                      books at the UMD Libraries.   ...
Research Questions1.   How often do respondents use e-books for research purposes? For     recreational reading?2.   How d...
Thank You! Questions?• Comparisons:  ▫   E-reader ownership  ▫   Use of physical library; use of online library  ▫   Colle...
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    1. 1. Faculty & Student Use andOpinions of E-Books at UMDTim HackmanKelsey Corlett-RiveraAugust 14, 2012
    2. 2. Background• “But I Want a Real Book!”• Students & Faculty in ARHU, BSOS, Education• Online survey open Mar 29 to Apr 27, 2012• Library Faculty Research Funds for incentives
    3. 3. Research Questions1. How often do respondents use e-books for research purposes? For recreational reading?2. How do respondents identify, access, and use e-books? Which e-book sources and/or collections do they use most frequently?3. For what materials in their discipline do respondents prefer the Libraries buy e- books? For what materials in their discipline do they prefer the Libraries buy print books?4. How do use and attitudes compare among respondents of different statuses, disciplines, and colleges?5. How do use and attitudes compare among respondents who do or do not use the physical libraries? Who do or do not use library resources online?6. How do use and attitudes compare with previously-published studies in other disciplines and/or at other institutions? How do use and attitudes compare with those reported prior to the availability of popular dedicated e-book readers?7. What other comments do respondents have about finding or using e-books at UMD Libraries?
    4. 4. Valid Responses (1,343)1000900800700600 Undergraduate500 Graduate400 Faculty/Staff300200100 0 ARHU BSOS Education
    5. 5. Total Responses by CollegeArts & Humanities Behavioral & Social Sciences Education 10% 17% 73% Total Responses by Status Faculty/Staff Graduate Undergraduate 18% 52% 30%
    6. 6. Questions 4 and 5: How often do you... All Responses Physically enter a campus library Access online library resources50%45%40%35%30%25%20%15%10%5%0% Never 1x/Year 1x/Semester 1x/Month 1x/Week Daily
    7. 7. Question 6: How often do you use Question 7: How often do you use e-books for research? e-books for recreational reading? All Responses by College All Responses by College45% 45%40% 40%35% 35%30% 30%25% 25%20% 20%15% 15%10% 10%5% 5%0% 0% Total ARHU BSOS Education
    8. 8. Question 6: How often do you use Question 7: How often do you use e-books for research? e-books for recreational reading? All Responses by Status All Responses by Status45% 45%40% 40%35% 35%30% 30%25% 25%20% 20%15% 15%10% 10%5% 5%0% 0% Total Undergraduate Graduate Faculty/Staff
    9. 9. Questions 8 and 9: Compared to three years ago, my use of e-books for Research/Recreational Reading has _____. All Responses Research Recreational Reading 1% 1% 39% 47% 52% 60% Increased Stayed the Same Decreased
    10. 10. Question 10: Do you own any of the following e-book readers? All Responses Own an E-Reader 48%52% Dont Own an E- Reader 1% 1% 3% 3% Libre (Aluretek) 6% Kindle Nook 13% PocketBook Sony Reader 2% iPad or Other Tablet 0% 56% Smart Phone or iPod Laptop or Desktop 15% Software Other
    11. 11. Questions 6 and 10: If you do/dont own an e-book reader, how often do you use e-books for research? All responses45%40%35%30%25%20%15%10% Questions 7 and 10: If you do/dont own5%0% an e-book reader, how often do you use Never 1x/Year 1x/Semester1x/Month 1x/Week Daily e-books for recreational reading? All responses 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Never 1x/Year 1x/Semester 1x/Month 1x/Week Daily
    12. 12. Question 11: What is your PRIMARY source for the e-books you use? All Responses by College All Responses by Status40% 40%35% 35%30% 30%25% 25%20% 20%15% 15%10% 10%5% 5%0% 0% Total Total ARHU Undergraduate BSOS Graduate Education Faculty/Staff
    13. 13. Question 12: How do you find e-books that are available from the UMD Libraries? All responses by College All Responses by Status50% 50%45% 45%40% 40%35% 35%30% 30%25% 25%20% 20%15% 15%10% 10%5% 5%0% 0% No e-books Search in Search the Search in a Other No e-books Search in Search the Search in a Other from the UMD Research Port Catalog specific e- from the Research Port Catalog specific e- Libraries book UMD book collection Libraries collection Total Total ARHU Undergraduate BSOS Graduate Education Faculty/Staff
    14. 14. Question 13: Which of the following e-book collections have you used in the past year? 4% ebrary 17%33% Ebsco eBook Collection Gale Virtual Reference Library 8% Oxford Handbooks Online 9% Springer eBooks 4% Other 22% 3% Not sure which collection None of these
    15. 15. Question 14: When using e-books, how often do you... All Responses60%50%40% Never30% Rarely Sometimes Frequently20% Always10%0% Download to e-reader Download to personal Read online Print all or portion computer
    16. 16. Question 15: In what format would you prefer the library purchase [format]?60%50%40%30% Prefer Ebooks Prefer Print No Preference20% It Depends10%0% Scholarly Edited Conference General Specialized Citation Literature Monographs Collections Proceedings Reference Reference Manuals & Style Guides
    17. 17. Questions 10 and 15: If you do/dont own an e-book reader, what format do you prefer? All Responses50%40%30%20%10%0% Prefer e-books Prefer print No Preference It Depends Questions 10 and 15g: If you do/dont own an e-book reader, what format do you prefer for Literature? 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Prefer e-books Prefer print No Preference It Depends
    18. 18. Question 16: If you chose "It Depends" for Question 15, please elaborate. Top Six Responses Scholarly Monographs Edited Collections Personal reasons Conference Proceedings E-book features Access General Reference Long passage prefer print book Mark-up Specialized Reference BothCitation Manuals and Style Guides Literature 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
    19. 19. Question 17: What, if anything, would make you more likely to use e-books? Top 8 Responses 5% Greater Availability 6% 20% 11% Ebook Reader Ease of Access/Use 10% Lower Cost or Free 19% Publicity/Training/Didnt Know About Ebooks Features: 15% Print/Highlight/Annotate/Search 14% Convenience Technology Improvements
    20. 20. Question 18: Please share any additional comments or suggestions on e- books at the UMD Libraries. Top 8 Responses 4% 5% Publicity/Training/Didn’t Know 22% 7% About E-Books Nothing/Not Sure12% Greater Availability Don’t Like E-books/Prefer Print 21% Convenience 13% Depends on Text General positive response 16% Both
    21. 21. Research Questions1. How often do respondents use e-books for research purposes? For recreational reading?2. How do respondents identify, access, and use e-books? Which e-book sources and/or collections do they use most frequently?3. For what materials in their discipline do respondents prefer the Libraries buy e-books? For what materials in their discipline do they prefer the Libraries buy print books?4. How do use and attitudes compare among respondents of different statuses, disciplines, and colleges?5. How do use and attitudes compare among respondents who do or do not use the physical libraries? Who do or do not use library resources online?6. How do use and attitudes compare with previously-published studies in other disciplines and/or at other institutions? How do use and attitudes compare with those reported prior to the availability of popular dedicated e-book readers?7. What other comments do respondents have about finding or using e- books at UMD Libraries?
    22. 22. Thank You! Questions?• Comparisons: ▫ E-reader ownership ▫ Use of physical library; use of online library ▫ College (ARHU, BSOS, EDU) ▫ Status (Faculty, Graduate, Undergraduate)• What other comparisons would you like to see?• What are the most interesting/surprising results from what we’ve shown?• How can the Libraries use this data?

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