10,000 Libraries, 4 Years: A Large-Scale Study of E-Book Usage and How You Can Use the Data to Move Forward
E-books, EBL, Ebrary, Usage data
Michael Levine-Clark and Kari Paulson examine 2013 worldwide usage data for ebrary and E-book Library (EBL) covering hundreds of thousands of titles. They examine usage patterns across academic libraries globally and establish benchmarks useful to libraries and consortia for local planning. Sessions versus availability, the use of higher-quality e-books, broad disciplinary differences, performance relative to predicted use, and level of immersion are considered. Levine-Clark is in the process of analyzing ebrary and EBL data for a forthcoming white paper, and this presentation and associated discussion will inform the development of that study.
Levine-Clark, M., Paulson, K., & Moeller, P. (2015). 10,000 libraries, 4 years: A large-scale study of e-book usage and how you can use the data to move forward. The Serials Librarian, 68(1-4), 262-268. https://doi.org/10.1080/0361526X.2015.1017709