Collection Management and Digital Integration Librarian
Director of Research & Instructional Services, Library
University of Richmond
What do we know about the use and acceptance of e-books by students and faculty? At the December CNI Executive Roundtable, “E-book Strategies,” several institutions reported on data collection efforts to assist them in better understanding the use of and satisfaction with e-books among their constituencies. In this session, findings from three institutions will provide insight into the kinds of information collected, what the data revealed, and the impact of these studies on policies and strategic directions:
*The University of Richmond Libraries will discuss how the implementation of a demand-driven acquisition (DDA) program for e-books impacted purchasing decisions and ways in which implementation of a discovery layer service impacted reception of e-books.
*Lafayette College Libraries will discuss how format preference data and use data from both subscription and patron-driven acquisition (PDA) e-book packages have shaped e-book acquisition policies.
*Claremont Colleges Library will present results from a study, comparing the usage of the print and electronic equivalent of the same Course Adopted Book title, as well as a quick look at the types of data collected and analyzed from the e-book DDA service.