Document type: Document
Collection: Kraus, Joseph R.  
Title Comparing Bananas with Grapes: Ebook Use Data from a Bunch of Vendors
Type of Resource text
Date Created 2009
Digital Origin born digtal
Rights Statement Copyright is held by the author
Keyword (topic) engineering
information use
computer science
Creator(s) Joseph R. Kraus
Publisher Northwest Missouri State University
Place of publication Maryville, MO
Language English
Summary 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.
Notes Paper was published in the proceedings, Brick and Click Libraries: An Academic Library Symposium, November 6, 2009. The paper is on pp. 178-188.
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