Springer Releases Survey on eBooks Use

Sep 26, 2008

A survey conducted by Science+Business Media, a science, technology, and medical book publisher, in conjunction with five leading academic institutions, highlights prominent research and academic usage of eBooks. The survey was conducted to better understand the adoption of eBooks, the use of eBooks, and user perception of eBook advantages and disadvantages. The new survey revealed that, despite the recent emergence of eBooks, most users were already aware of their existence and had used them at least once, whether through libraries or other sources. The study also found that most users access eBooks for research and study purposes and that the types of eBooks frequently used were reference works and textbooks.