Comparing Bananas with Grapes: Ebook Use Data from a Bunch of Vendors

Kraus, Joseph Comparing Bananas with Grapes: Ebook Use Data from a Bunch of Vendors., 2009 . In Brick and Click Conference Libraries: Proceedings of an Academic Library Symposium, Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO), 6 November 2009. [Conference paper]


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The Penrose Library at the University of Denver has access to hundreds of thousands of electronic books (ebooks) from a wide variety of aggregators and publishers. While many librarians have a great deal of experience in the analysis of journal use data, the analysis and publication of ebook use data is behind the curve. Many journal publishers provide "Counter Compliant" statistics to their subscribing institutions, but this is not the case for most ebook publishers. Thus, comparing ebook use from one vendor to the next can be difficult. Even though many ebook publishers do not provide "Counter Compliant" use statistics, several common data elements were used in this comparison. In order to keep the study focused, the presenter extracted use data from several vendors to analyze use in the subject areas of engineering and computer science. Ebook use data were also compared to print book use data in those two subject areas.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: e-books, ebooks, usage statistics, use
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HO. e-books.
Depositing user: Joseph Kraus
Date deposited: 11 Nov 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:15


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