Research about transforming libraries
Some of the findings: 90% of e-reader owners will continue to buy print books; e-reader owners buy about the same number of print and digital books; predictions of 50% e-book penetration by 2014 are highly inflated.
Survey of book buying behavior with over 2000 respondents on over 5,000 websites. Presented in clear slide show format.
To learn whether e-book readers have become widely popular among college students, this study surveys students at one large, urban, four-year public college. The survey asked whether the students owned e-book readers and if so, how often they used them and for what purposes.
This study seeks to evaluate a selection of second-generation ebook readers in order to determine which devices deliver the best experience for the user, in terms of functionality and overall experience. It will be of benefit to information professionals seeking to utilise ebook reading devices, and to designers of ebook readers.
The design, implementation and evaluation of a program to strengthen the competencies of librarians in campus leadership and data-informed advocacy.
The article presents research regarding book satisfaction at the Frederick Douglass Library at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) in 2007. Through purchasing individual eBooks and electronic book readers (e-readers), such as electronic commerce company Amazon's Kindle Fire, bookseller Barnes & Noble's Nook, and electronics corporation Apple's iPad, patron use of eBooks has increased.
This report tells the story of technology changing the fundamental forms of information; of these new forms changing the way people find, access, and use information; and of the changes in core library missions and services that will result from these new behaviors.
Although much of the publishing industry is working hard to develop and implement digital strategies, there is little available research evaluating book consumers' actual interests in and preferences for digital content, or the factors that influence their reading habits and purchasing decisions.