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Academic Library Use of eBooks, 2017 edition

Academic Library Use of eBooks, 2017 edition

The study looks closely at how 41 academic libraries are using eBooks. It presents detailed data on eBook spending in 2015, 2016 and projected to 2017, highlighting spending on specific types of licensing models and content providers. The report also looks at how libraries are integrating eBooks into their collections, and pinpoints the extent to which they hold titles in dual print/eBook formats.

Other issues covered include: providing info literacy support for eBook users, the role of consortia in eBook licensing, rates of change in eBook use by library patrons, ease of use of using eBooks, provisions for perpetual access, extent and nature of purchases from individual publishers vs. aggregators, eBook collection development plans, use of book endowments for eBook purchasing, use of eBooks for course reserves, trends in eBook pricing, use of eTextbooks and more.

Just a few of the findings of this 140-page report are:

Mean spending on eTextbooks by the libraries sampled was $1,609 in the 2015-16 academic year. Median spending was 0.
Research universities in the sample have a corresponding print copy for an estimated 25% of the eBooks in their collection.
In the past year, research universities sampled spent a mean of approximately $296,000 for eBooks from contract with individual publishers apart from aggregators.
4.55% of libraries sampled said that they would definitively not sign an eBook license without guarantees of perpetual access while close to 30% called it a very important consideration that they will forego only in unique circumstances.
51% of eBook purchases in the entire sample were through some form of ownership model.


THE QUESTIONNAIRE
PARTICIPANTS LIST
Characteristics of the Sample
SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS
Characteristics of the Sample
Total Spending on eBooks, 2014-15
Total Spending on EBooks, 2015-16
Total Spending on EBooks, 2016-17
EBook Spending as a Percentage of Total Book Spending, 2014-15
EBook Spending as a Percentage of Total Book Spending, 2015-16
EBook Spending as a Percentage of Total Book Spending, 2016-17
Spending on EBSCO
Spending on ProQuest
Spending on Amazon
Spending On Odilo
Other EBook Suppliers
EBook Spending and Consortium Negotiated Contracts
Consortia Offerings and Capabilities
Rate of Change in eBook Use
Adjusting to eBooks
Finding Print Books without Assistance
Finding eBooks Without Assistance
Limited Number of Borrowing or Circulations to Patrons for a Specified Price
Unlimited Patron Use for a Specified Time Period
Ownership Model
Pay Per Individual Use
Changes in Limited Borrowing or Circulation for a Specified Price Spending
Changes in Unlimited Patron Use for a Specified Time Period Spending
Changes in Ownership Model Spending
Changes in Pay Per Individual Use Spending
Number of eBook Titles
Attitudes towards Perpetual Access to eBooks
Spending on EBooks from Aggregation Platforms 2015-16
Spending on eBooks from Aggregation Platforms 2016-17
Safari Books
Books 24x7
Kobi Books
Contracts with Individual Publishers
Direct Publishers
Individual Publisher Spending
EBook Rental and Limited Access Interlibrary Loan Sites
“Borrowing Rights” Spending
COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT BY SUBJECT AREA
EBooks and Corresponding Print Copies
Purchasing eBooks with Endowments or Dedicated Funds
EBook Use for Course Reserves
Changes in eBook Use in Course Reserves
EBook Pricing vs Print Book Pricing
EBook Pricing vs Pricing of Online Databases of Full Text Articles
Licensing eTextbooks
eTextbook Spending 2014-15
eTextbook Spending 2015-16
Table 1 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions, downloads and other contract models for eBooks, in each of the following single academic or calendar years? Exclude spending on hardware. (In US$)
Table 1.1.1 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions, downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2014-15? Exclude spending on hardware. (In US$)
Table 1.1.2 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions, downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2014-15? Exclude spending on hardware. (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 1.1.3 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions, downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2014-15? Exclude spending on hardware. (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 1.1.4 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions, downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2014-15? Exclude spending on hardware. (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 1.1.5 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions, downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2014-15? Exclude spending on hardware. (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 1.2.1 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions, downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2015-16? Exclude spending on hardware. (In US$)
Table 1.2.2 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions, downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2015-16? Exclude spending on hardware. (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 1.2.3 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions, downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2015-16? Exclude spending on hardware. (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 1.2.4 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions, downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2015-16? Exclude spending on hardware. (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 1.2.5 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions, downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2015-16? Exclude spending on hardware. (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 1.3.1 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions, downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2016-17 (expected)? Exclude spending on hardware. (In US$)
Table 1.3.2 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions, downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2016-17 (expected)? Exclude spending on hardware. (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 1.3.3 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions, downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2016-17 (expected)? Exclude spending on hardware. (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 1.3.4 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions, downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2016-17 (expected)? Exclude spending on hardware. (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 1.3.5 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions, downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2016-17 (expected)? Exclude spending on hardware. (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 2 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on all books, (print and eBooks) in each of the following single academic years?
Table 2.1.1 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on all books, (print and eBooks) in 2014-15?
Table 2.1.2 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on all books, (print and eBooks) in 2014-15? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 2.1.3 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on all books, (print and eBooks) in 2014-15? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 2.1.4 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on all books, (print and eBooks) in 2014-15? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 2.1.5 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on all books, (print and eBooks) in 2014-15? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college . 55
Table 2.2.1 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on all books, (print and eBooks) in 2015-16?
Table 2.2.2 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on all books, (print and eBooks) in 2015-16? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 2.2.3 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on all books, (print and eBooks) in 2015-16? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 2.2.4 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on all books, (print and eBooks) in 2015-16? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 2.2.5 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on all books, (print and eBooks) in 2015-16? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college . 56
Table 2.3.1 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on all books, (print and eBooks) in 2016-17?
Table 2.3.2 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on all books, (print and eBooks) in 2016-17? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 2.3.3 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on all books, (print and eBooks) in 2016-17? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 2.3.4 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on all books, (print and eBooks) in 2016-17? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 2.3.5 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on all books, (print and eBooks) in 2016-17? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college . 57
Table 3 How much did your library spend on each of the following eBook suppliers in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$)
Table 3.1.1 How much did your library spend on EBSCO in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$)
Table 3.1.2 How much did your library spend on EBSCO in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 3.1.3 How much did your library spend on EBSCO in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 3.1.4 How much did your library spend on EBSCO in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 3.1.5 How much did your library spend on EBSCO in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 3.2.1 How much did your library spend on ProQuest (includes Ebrary, MyiLibrary, EBL) in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$)
Table 3.2.2 How much did your library spend on ProQuest (includes Ebrary, MyiLibrary, EBL) in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 3.2.3 How much did your library spend on ProQuest (includes Ebrary, MyiLibrary, EBL) in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 3.2.4 How much did your library spend on ProQuest (includes Ebrary, MyiLibrary, EBL) in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 3.2.5 How much did your library spend on ProQuest (includes Ebrary, MyiLibrary, EBL) in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 3.3.1 How much did your library spend on Amazon in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$)
Table 3.3.2 How much did your library spend on Amazon in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 3.3.3 How much did your library spend on Amazon in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 3.3.4 How much did your library spend on Amazon in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 3.3.5 How much did your library spend on Amazon in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 3.4.1 How much did your library spend on Odilo in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$)
Table 3.4.2 How much did your library spend on Odilo in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 3.4.3 How much did your library spend on Odilo in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 3.4.4 How much did your library spend on Odilo in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 3.4.5 How much did your library spend on Odilo in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 3.5.1 How much did your library spend on all other suppliers not listed above (including individual publishers) in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$)
Table 3.5.2 How much did your library spend on all other suppliers not listed above (including individual publishers) in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 3.5.3 How much did your library spend on all other suppliers not listed above (including individual publishers) in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 3.5.4 How much did your library spend on all other suppliers not listed above (including individual publishers) in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 3.5.5 How much did your library spend on all other suppliers not listed above (including individual publishers) in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 4.1 What percentage of the library's ebook collection spending is through contracts negotiated by consortium?
Table 4.2 What percentage of the library's eBook collection spending is through contracts negotiated by consortium? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 4.3 What percentage of the library's eBook collection spending is through contracts negotiated by consortium? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 4.4 What percentage of the library's eBook collection spending is through contracts negotiated by consortium? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 4.5 What percentage of the library's eBook collection spending is through contracts negotiated by consortium? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 5.1 Which phrase best describes how you feel about consortia offerings and capabilities for eBook subscriptions?
Table 5.2 Which phrase best describes how you feel about consortia offerings and capabilities for eBook subscriptions? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 5.3 Which phrase best describes how you feel about consortia offerings and capabilities for eBook subscriptions? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 5.4 Which phrase best describes how you feel about consortia offerings and capabilities for eBook subscriptions? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 5.5 Which phrase best describes how you feel about consortia offerings and capabilities for eBook subscriptions? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
What has been the rate change in eBook use at your library in the past year, comparing if you can the last three months with the same period last year. (Specify if positive or negative)
Table 6.1 About how quickly would you say that your library patrons are learning about and adjusting to the use of eBooks?
Table 6.2 About how quickly would you say that your library patrons are learning about and adjusting to the use of eBooks? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 6.3 About how quickly would you say that your library patrons are learning about and adjusting to the use of eBooks? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 6.4 About how quickly would you say that your library patrons are learning about and adjusting to the use of eBooks? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 6.5 About how quickly would you say that your library patrons are learning about and adjusting to the use of eBooks? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 7 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to do the following without assistance from a librarian?
Table 7.1.1 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to find a print book in the library without assistance from a librarian?
Table 7.1.2 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to find a print book in the library without assistance from a librarian? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 7.1.3 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to find a print book in the library without assistance from a librarian? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 7.1.4 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to find a print book in the library without assistance from a librarian? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 7.1.5 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to find a print book in the library without assistance from a librarian? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 7.2.1 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to find an eBook in the library without assistance from a librarian?
Table 7.2.2 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to find an eBook in the library without assistance from a librarian? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 7.2.3 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to find an eBook in the library without assistance from a librarian? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 7.2.4 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to find an eBook in the library without assistance from a librarian? Broken out by Annual tuition, $ .. 78
Table 7.2.5 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to find an eBook in the library without assistance from a librarian? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 8 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by the following types of model?
Table 8.1.1 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by a model that provides a limited number of borrowings or circulations to patrons for a specified price?
Table 8.1.2 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by a model that provides a limited number of borrowings or circulations to patrons for a specified price? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 8.1.3 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by a model that provides a limited number of borrowings or circulations to patrons for a specified price? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 8.1.4 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by a model that provides a limited number of borrowings or circulations to patrons for a specified price? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 8.1.5 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by a model that provides a limited number of borrowings or circulations to patrons for a specified price? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 8.2.1 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by a subscription for a specified period of time allowing unlimited patron use?
Table 8.2.2 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by a subscription for a specified period of time allowing unlimited patron use? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 8.2.3 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by a subscription for a specified period of time allowing unlimited patron use? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 8.2.4 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by a subscription for a specified period of time allowing unlimited patron use? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 8.2.5 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by a subscription for a specified period of time allowing unlimited patron use? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 8.3.1 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by an ownership model similar to print purchases of books where the library becomes the perpetual owner of the book as long as it is used only by recognized library patrons?
Table 8.3.2 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by an ownership model similar to print purchases of books where the library becomes the perpetual owner of the book as long as it is used only by recognized library patrons? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 8.3.3 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by an ownership model similar to print purchases of books where the library becomes the perpetual owner of the book as long as it is used only by recognized library patrons? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 8.3.4 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by an ownership model similar to print purchases of books where the library becomes the perpetual owner of the book as long as it is used only by recognized library patrons? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 8.3.5 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by an ownership model similar to print purchases of books where the library becomes the perpetual owner of the book as long as it is used only by recognized library patrons? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 8.4.1 A pay per individual use where the library pays for each individual "check out" by patrons
Table 8.4.2 A pay per individual use where the library pays for each individual "check out" by patrons Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 8.4.3 A pay per individual use where the library pays for each individual "check out" by patrons Broken out by Enrollment
Table 8.4.4 A pay per individual use where the library pays for each individual "check out" by patrons Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 8.4.5 A pay per individual use where the library pays for each individual "check out" by patrons Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 9 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on each of the following models: (these answers should be some percentage of 100%)
Table 9.1.1 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on a model that provides a limited number of borrowings or circulations to patrons for a specified price?
Table 9.1.2 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on a model that provides a limited number of borrowings or circulations to patrons for a specified price? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 9.1.3 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on a model that provides a limited number of borrowings or circulations to patrons for a specified price? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 9.1.4 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on a model that provides a limited number of borrowings or circulations to patrons for a specified price? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 9.1.5 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on a model that provides a limited number of borrowings or circulations to patrons for a specified price? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 9.2.1 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on a subscription for a specified period of time allowing unlimited patron use?
Table 9.2.2 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on a subscription for a specified period of time allowing unlimited patron use? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 9.2.3 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on a subscription for a specified period of time allowing unlimited patron use? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 9.2.4 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on a subscription for a specified period of time allowing unlimited patron use? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 9.2.5 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on a subscription for a specified period of time allowing unlimited patron use? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 9.3.1 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on an ownership model similar to print purchases of books where the library becomes the perpetual owner of the book as long as it is used only by recognized library patrons?
Table 9.3.2 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on an ownership model similar to print purchases of books where the library becomes the perpetual owner of the book as long as it is used only by recognized library patrons? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 9.3.3 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on an ownership model similar to print purchases of books where the library becomes the perpetual owner of the book as long as it is used only by recognized library patrons? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 9.3.4 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on an ownership model similar to print purchases of books where the library becomes the perpetual owner of the book as long as it is used only by recognized library patrons? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 9.3.5 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on an ownership model similar to print purchases of books where the library becomes the perpetual owner of the book as long as it is used only by recognized library patrons? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 9.4.1 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on pay per individual use models where the library pays for each individual "check out" by patrons?
Table 9.4.2 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on pay per individual use models where the library pays for each individual "check out" by patrons? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 9.4.3 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on pay per individual use models where the library pays for each individual "check out" by patrons? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 9.4.4 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on pay per individual use models where the library pays for each individual "check out" by patrons? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 9.4.5 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on pay per individual use models where the library pays for each individual "check out" by patrons? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 10.1 Apart from works in the public domain, how many eBook titles does the library own outright through purchases from publishers or other vendors? (This figure would exclude annual subscriptions and eBooks subject to limits on the number of times that they can be borrowed or viewed)
Table 10.2 Apart from works in the public domain, how many eBook titles does the library own outright through purchases from publishers or other vendors? (This figure would exclude annual subscriptions and eBooks subject to limits on the number of times that they can be borrowed or viewed) Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 10.3 Apart from works in the public domain, how many eBook titles does the library own outright through purchases from publishers or other vendors? (This figure would exclude annual subscriptions and eBooks subject to limits on the number of times that they can be borrowed or viewed) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 10.4 Apart from works in the public domain, how many eBook titles does the library own outright through purchases from publishers or other vendors? (This figure would exclude annual subscriptions and eBooks subject to limits on the number of times that they can be borrowed or viewed) Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 10.5 Apart from works in the public domain, how many eBook titles does the library own outright through purchases from publishers or other vendors? (This figure would exclude annual subscriptions and eBooks subject to limits on the number of times that they can be borrowed or viewed) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 11.1 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards perpetual access to eBooks? .. 94
Table 11.2 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards perpetual access to eBooks? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 11.3 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards perpetual access to eBooks? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 11.4 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards perpetual access to eBooks? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 11.5 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards perpetual access to eBooks? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 12 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation platforms other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO, Overdrive, Odilo and Amazon? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals with individual publishers- the data we seek is for small aggregators)
Table 12.1.1 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation platforms other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO, ACADEMIC LIBRARY USE OF EBOOKS 2017 EDITION
Overdrive, Odilo and Amazon in 2015-16? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals with individual publishers- the data we seek is for small aggregators)
Table 12.1.2 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation platforms other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO, Overdrive, Odilo and Amazon in 2015-16? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals with individual publishers- the data we seek is for small aggregators) Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 12.1.3 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation platforms other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO, Overdrive, Odilo and Amazon in 2015-16? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals with individual publishers- the data we seek is for small aggregators) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 12.1.4 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation platforms other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO, Overdrive, Odilo and Amazon in 2015-16? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals with individual publishers- the data we seek is for small aggregators) Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 12.1.5 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation platforms other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO, Overdrive, Odilo and Amazon in 2015-16? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals with individual publishers- the data we seek is for small aggregators) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 12.2.1 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation platforms other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO, Overdrive, Odilo and Amazon in 2016-17 (expected)? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals with individual publishers- the data we seek is for small aggregators)
Table 12.2.2 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation platforms other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO, Overdrive, Odilo and Amazon in 2016-17 (expected)? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals with individual publishers- the data we seek is for small aggregators) Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 12.2.3 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation platforms other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO, Overdrive, Odilo and Amazon in 2016-17 (expected)? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals with individual publishers- the data we seek is for small aggregators) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 12.2.4 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation platforms other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO, Overdrive, Odilo and Amazon in 2016-17 (expected)? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals with individual publishers- the data we seek is for small aggregators) Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 12.2.5 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation platforms other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO, Overdrive, Odilo and Amazon in 2016-17 (expected)? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals with individual publishers- the data we seek is for small aggregators) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 13 Approximately how much has your library spent on each of the following in the past year? (In US$)
Table 13.1.1 Approximately how much has your library spent on Safari Books? (In US$) . 103
Table 13.1.2 Approximately how much has your library spent on Safari Books? (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 13.1.3 Approximately how much has your library spent on Safari Books? (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 13.1.4 Approximately how much has your library spent on Safari Books? (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 13.1.5 Approximately how much has your library spent on Safari Books? (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 13.2.1 Approximately how much has your library spent on Books 24x7? (In US$)
Table 13.2.2 Approximately how much has your library spent on Books 24x7? (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 13.2.3 Approximately how much has your library spent on Books 24x7? (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 13.2.4 Approximately how much has your library spent on Books 24x7? (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 13.2.5 Approximately how much has your library spent on Books 24x7? (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 13.3.1 Approximately how much has your library spent on Kobi Books? (In US$)
Table 13.3.2 Approximately how much has your library spent on Kobi Books? (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 13.3.3 Approximately how much has your library spent on Kobi Books? (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 13.3.4 Approximately how much has your library spent on Kobi Books? (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 13.3.5 Approximately how much has your library spent on Kobi Books? (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 14.1 Approximately what percentage of your library's eBook spending derives from contracts with individual publishers rather than from aggregators such as ProQuest, Overdrive, EBSCO, Odilo, Amazon and others who offer the content of many publishers?
Table 14.2 Approximately what percentage of your library's eBook spending derives from contracts with individual publishers rather than from aggregators such as ProQuest, Overdrive, EBSCO, Odilo, Amazon and others who offer the content of many publishers? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 14.3 Approximately what percentage of your library's eBook spending derives from contracts with individual publishers rather than from aggregators such as ProQuest, Overdrive, EBSCO, Odilo, Amazon and others who offer the content of many publishers? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 14.4 Approximately what percentage of your library's eBook spending derives from contracts with individual publishers rather than from aggregators such as ProQuest, Overdrive, EBSCO, Odilo, Amazon and others who offer the content of many publishers? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 14.5 Approximately what percentage of your library's eBook spending derives from contracts with individual publishers rather than from aggregators such as ProQuest, ACADEMIC LIBRARY USE OF EBOOKS 2017 EDITION
Overdrive, EBSCO, Odilo, Amazon and others who offer the content of many publishers? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
What are the three publishers in order of spending amount that account for the greatest share of your eBook purchases direct from publishers? (Exclude all aggregators such as ProQuest, Safari, EBSCO, Overdrive and others)
Table 15.1 How much did the library spend in the past year on eBook contract with individual publishers, excluding all aggregators? (In US$)
Table 15.2 How much did the library spend in the past year on eBook contract with individual publishers, excluding all aggregators? (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 15.3 How much did the library spend in the past year on eBook contract with individual publishers, excluding all aggregators? (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 15.4 How much did the library spend in the past year on eBook contract with individual publishers, excluding all aggregators? (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 15.5 How much did the library spend in the past year on eBook contract with individual publishers, excluding all aggregators? (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 16.1 Has the library ever used eBook rental or eBook interlibrary loan sites which enable patrons to have access to an eBook for a fee for a brief specified time period, often 30-60 days?
Table 16.2 Has the library ever used eBook rental or eBook interlibrary loan sites which enable patrons to have access to an eBook for a fee for a brief specified time period, often 30-60 days? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 16.3 Has the library ever used eBook rental or eBook interlibrary loan sites which enable patrons to have access to an eBook for a fee for a brief specified time period, often 30-60 days? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 16.4 Has the library ever used eBook rental or eBook interlibrary loan sites which enable patrons to have access to an eBook for a fee for a brief specified time period, often 30-60 days? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 16.5 Has the library ever used eBook rental or eBook interlibrary loan sites which enable patrons to have access to an eBook for a fee for a brief specified time period, often 30-60 days? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 17.1 How much did the library spend exclusively on "borrowing rights" to eBooks defined as any model compels you to pay per time borrowed rather than unlimited rights or rights to a certain number of viewings for a set fee? (In US$)
Table 17.2 How much did the library spend exclusively on "borrowing rights" to eBooks defined as any model compels you to pay per time borrowed rather than unlimited rights or rights to a certain number of viewings for a set fee? (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 17.3 How much did the library spend exclusively on "borrowing rights" to eBooks defined as any model compels you to pay per time borrowed rather than unlimited rights or rights to a certain number of viewings for a set fee? (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 17.4 How much did the library spend exclusively on "borrowing rights" to eBooks defined as any model compels you to pay per time borrowed rather than unlimited rights or rights to a certain number of viewings for a set fee? (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 17.5 How much did the library spend exclusively on "borrowing rights" to eBooks defined as any model compels you to pay per time borrowed rather than unlimited rights or ACADEMIC LIBRARY USE OF EBOOKS 2017 EDITION
rights to a certain number of viewings for a set fee? (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
In what subject areas is your library most anxious to build its eBook collection?
Table 18.1 For approximately what percentage of the eBooks in the library's collection would you estimate that the library also has a corresponding print copy?
Table 18.2 For approximately what percentage of the eBooks in the library's collection would you estimate that the library also has a corresponding print copy? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 18.3 For approximately what percentage of the eBooks in the library's collection would you estimate that the library also has a corresponding print copy? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 18.4 For approximately what percentage of the eBooks in the library's collection would you estimate that the library also has a corresponding print copy? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 18.5 For approximately what percentage of the eBooks in the library's collection would you estimate that the library also has a corresponding print copy? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 19.1 If the library has an endowment, bequest, or specially dedicated fund of any kind for books, may this fund be used for the purchase of eBooks?
Table 19.2 If the library has an endowment, bequest, or specially dedicated fund of any kind for books, may this fund be used for the purchase of eBooks? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 19.3 If the library has an endowment, bequest, or specially dedicated fund of any kind for books, may this fund be used for the purchase of eBooks? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 19.4 If the library has an endowment, bequest, or specially dedicated fund of any kind for books, may this fund be used for the purchase of eBooks? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 19.5 If the library has an endowment, bequest, or specially dedicated fund of any kind for books, may this fund be used for the purchase of eBooks? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 20.1 How would you describe your use of eBooks for course reserve?
Table 20.2 How would you describe your use of eBooks for course reserve? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 20.3 How would you describe your use of eBooks for course reserve? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 20.4 How would you describe your use of eBooks for course reserve? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 20.5 How would you describe your use of eBooks for course reserve? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Over the past two years, the use of eBooks for electronic course reserves has increased or decreased? What are the current constraints on use and what do you expect for the near future?
Table 21 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the prices of eBooks relative to the changes in price of traditional print books, online databases of full text articles, and other resources specified below
Table 21.1.1 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the prices of eBooks relative to the changes in price of traditional print books?
Table 21.1.2 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the prices of eBooks relative to the changes in price of traditional print books? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 21.1.3 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the prices of eBooks relative to the changes in price of traditional print books? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 21.1.4 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the prices of eBooks relative to the changes in price of traditional print books? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 21.1.5 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the prices of eBooks relative to the changes in price of traditional print books? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 21.2.1 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the prices of eBooks relative to the changes in price of online databases of full text articles?.. 131
Table 21.2.2 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the prices of eBooks relative to the changes in price of online databases of full text articles? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 21.2.3 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the prices of eBooks relative to the changes in price of online databases of full text articles? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 21.2.4 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the prices of eBooks relative to the changes in price of online databases of full text articles? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 21.2.5 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the prices of eBooks relative to the changes in price of online databases of full text articles? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Describe your library's attempts to license eTextbooks? Have you approached or negotiated with any textbook publishers over eBook rights? What kind of results have you achieved? Do you have plans or a strategy in this area?
Table 22 How much did your library spend on purchasing, leasing or licensing eTextbooks in the single academic years listed below: (In US$)
Table 22.1.1 How much did your library spend on purchasing, leasing or licensing eTextbooks in 2014-15 academic year? (In US$)
Table 22.1.2 How much did your library spend on purchasing, leasing or licensing eTextbooks in 2014-15 academic year? (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 22.1.3 How much did your library spend on purchasing, leasing or licensing eTextbooks in 2014-15 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 22.1.4 How much did your library spend on purchasing, leasing or licensing eTextbooks in 2014-15 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 22.1.5 How much did your library spend on purchasing, leasing or licensing eTextbooks in 2014-15 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 22.2.1 How much did your library spend on purchasing, leasing or licensing eTextbooks in 2015-16 academic year? (In US$)

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