Survey Finds Librarians Agree on Accessibility as Main Draw of eBooks

Aug 10, 2007


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A survey by Attfield Dykstra & Partners, commissioned by Springer Science+Business Media, finds that the SpringerLink eBook program with currently more than 18,000 titles has been accepted by university libraries. The study reveals that user access, functionality and additional categories of content all score highly as areas in which eBooks provided advantages over print publications.

Participating universities included: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign; University of Florida; University Library of Turku, Finland; Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) Amsterdam, The Netherlands; University of Muenster, Germany, General and Medical Library; and Victoria University, Australia.

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