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Academic Library Use of eBooks, 2017 Edition

  • ID: 3894140
  • Report
  • 140 pages
  • Primary Research Group
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The study looks closely at how 41 academic libraries are using eBooks. It presents detailed data on eBook spending in 2015, 2016 and projected to 2017, highlighting spending on specific types of licensing models and content providers. The report also looks at how libraries are integrating eBooks into their collections, and pinpoints the extent to which they hold titles in dual print/eBook formats.

Other issues covered include: providing info literacy support for eBook users, the role of consortia in eBook licensing, rates of change in eBook use by library patrons, ease of use of using eBooks, provisions for perpetual access, extent and nature of purchases from individual publishers vs. aggregators, eBook collection development plans, use of book endowments for eBook purchasing, use of eBooks for course reserves, trends in eBook pricing, use of eTextbooks and more.

Just a few of the findings of this 140-page report are:

- Mean spending on eTextbooks by the libraries sampled was $1,609 in the 2015-16 academic year. Median spending was 0.
- Research universities in the sample have a corresponding print copy for an estimated 25% of the eBooks in their collection.
- In the past year, research universities sampled spent a mean of approximately $296,000 for eBooks from contract with individual publishers apart from aggregators.
- 4.55% of libraries sampled said that they would definitively not sign an eBook license without guarantees of perpetual access while close to 30% called it a very important consideration that they will forego only in unique circumstances.
- 51% of eBook purchases in the entire sample were through some form of ownership model.
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THE QUESTIONNAIRE 

PARTICIPANTS LIST 

Characteristics of the Sample 

SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS 

THE QUESTIONNAIRE 
PARTICIPANTS LIST 
Characteristics of the Sample 
SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS 
Characteristics of the Sample 
Total Spending on eBooks, 2014-15 
Total Spending on EBooks, 2015-16 
Total Spending on EBooks, 2016-17 
EBook Spending as a Percentage of Total Book Spending, 2014-15 
EBook Spending as a Percentage of Total Book Spending, 2015-16 
EBook Spending as a Percentage of Total Book Spending, 2016-17 
Spending on EBSCO 
Spending on ProQuest 
Spending on Amazon 
Spending On Odilo 
Other EBook Suppliers 
EBook Spending and Consortium Negotiated Contracts 
Consortia Offerings and Capabilities 
Rate of Change in eBook Use 
Adjusting to eBooks 
Finding Print Books without Assistance 
Finding eBooks Without Assistance 
Limited Number of Borrowing or Circulations to Patrons for a Specified Price 
Unlimited Patron Use for a Specified Time Period 
Ownership Model 
Pay Per Individual Use 
Changes in Limited Borrowing or Circulation for a Specified Price Spending 
Changes in Unlimited Patron Use for a Specified Time Period Spending 
Changes in Ownership Model Spending 
Changes in Pay Per Individual Use Spending 
Number of eBook Titles 
Attitudes towards Perpetual Access to eBooks 
Spending on EBooks from Aggregation Platforms 2015-16 
Spending on eBooks from Aggregation Platforms 2016-17 
Safari Books 
Books 24x7 
Kobi Books 
Contracts with Individual Publishers 
Direct Publishers 
Individual Publisher Spending 
EBook Rental and Limited Access Interlibrary Loan Sites 
“Borrowing Rights” Spending
EBooks and Corresponding Print Copies 
Purchasing eBooks with Endowments or Dedicated Funds 
EBook Use for Course Reserves 
Changes in eBook Use in Course Reserves 
EBook Pricing vs Print Book Pricing
EBook Pricing vs Pricing of Online Databases of Full Text Articles 
Licensing eTextbooks 
eTextbook Spending 2014-15 
eTextbook Spending 2015-16 

List of Tables
Table 1 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions,
downloads and other contract models for eBooks, in each of the following single academic or
calendar years? Exclude spending on hardware. (In US$) 
Table 1.1.1 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions,
downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2014-15? Exclude spending on
hardware.  (In US$) 
Table 1.1.2 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions,
downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2014-15? Exclude spending on
hardware.  (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 1.1.3 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions,
downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2014-15? Exclude spending on
hardware.  (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 1.1.4 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions,
downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2014-15? Exclude spending on
hardware.  (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 1.1.5 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions,
downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2014-15? Exclude spending on
hardware.  (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college 
Table 1.2.1 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions,
downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2015-16? Exclude spending on
hardware. (In US$) 
Table 1.2.2 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions,
downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2015-16? Exclude spending on
hardware. (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 1.2.3 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions,
downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2015-16? Exclude spending on
hardware. (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 1.2.4 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions,
downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2015-16? Exclude spending on
hardware. (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 1.2.5 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions,
downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2015-16? Exclude spending on
hardware. (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college 
Table 1.3.1 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions,
downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2016-17 (expected)? Exclude spending
on hardware. (In US$) 
Table 1.3.2 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions,
downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2016-17 (expected)? Exclude spending
on hardware. (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 1.3.3 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions,
downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2016-17 (expected)? Exclude spending
on hardware. (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 1.3.4 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions,
downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2016-17 (expected)? Exclude spending
on hardware. (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 1.3.5 What is (will be) the library's total spending on EBooks, including subscriptions,
downloads and other contract models for eBooks in 2016-17 (expected)? Exclude spending
on hardware. (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college 
Table 2 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on all
books, (print and eBooks) in each of the following single academic years?
Table 2.1.1 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on
all books, (print and eBooks) in 2014-15? 
Table 2.1.2 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on
all books, (print and eBooks) in 2014-15? Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 2.1.3 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on
all books, (print and eBooks) in 2014-15? Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 2.1.4 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on
all books, (print and eBooks) in 2014-15? Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 2.1.5 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on
all books, (print and eBooks) in 2014-15? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college .
Table 2.2.1 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on
all books, (print and eBooks) in 2015-16? 
Table 2.2.2 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on
all books, (print and eBooks) in 2015-16? Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 2.2.3 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on
all books, (print and eBooks) in 2015-16? Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 2.2.4 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on
all books, (print and eBooks) in 2015-16? Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 2.2.5 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on
all books, (print and eBooks) in 2015-16? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college .
Table 2.3.1 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on
all books, (print and eBooks) in 2016-17? 
Table 2.3.2 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on
all books, (print and eBooks) in 2016-17? Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 2.3.3 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on
all books, (print and eBooks) in 2016-17? Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 2.3.4 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on
all books, (print and eBooks) in 2016-17? Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 2.3.5 eBook spending accounts for what percentage of your library's total spending on
all books, (print and eBooks) in 2016-17? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college .
Table 3 How much did your library spend on each of the following eBook suppliers in the
2015-16 academic year? (In US$) 
Table 3.1.1 How much did your library spend on EBSCO in the 2015-16 academic year? (In
US$) 
Table 3.1.2 How much did your library spend on EBSCO in the 2015-16 academic year? (In
US$) Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 3.1.3 How much did your library spend on EBSCO in the 2015-16 academic year? (In
US$) Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 3.1.4 How much did your library spend on EBSCO in the 2015-16 academic year? (In
US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 3.1.5 How much did your library spend on EBSCO in the 2015-16 academic year? (In
US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college 
Table 3.2.1 How much did your library spend on ProQuest (includes Ebrary, MyiLibrary,
EBL) in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) 
Table 3.2.2 How much did your library spend on ProQuest (includes Ebrary, MyiLibrary,
EBL) in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 3.2.3 How much did your library spend on ProQuest (includes Ebrary, MyiLibrary,
EBL) in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 3.2.4 How much did your library spend on ProQuest (includes Ebrary, MyiLibrary,
EBL) in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 3.2.5 How much did your library spend on ProQuest (includes Ebrary, MyiLibrary,
EBL) in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 3.3.1 How much did your library spend on Amazon in the 2015-16 academic year? (In
US$) 
Table 3.3.2 How much did your library spend on Amazon in the 2015-16 academic year? (In
US$) Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 3.3.3 How much did your library spend on Amazon in the 2015-16 academic year? (In
US$) Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 3.3.4 How much did your library spend on Amazon in the 2015-16 academic year? (In
US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 3.3.5 How much did your library spend on Amazon in the 2015-16 academic year? (In
US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college 
Table 3.4.1 How much did your library spend on Odilo in the 2015-16 academic year? (In
US$) 
Table 3.4.2 How much did your library spend on Odilo in the 2015-16 academic year? (In
US$) Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 3.4.3 How much did your library spend on Odilo in the 2015-16 academic year? (In
US$) Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 3.4.4 How much did your library spend on Odilo in the 2015-16 academic year? (In
US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 3.4.5 How much did your library spend on Odilo in the 2015-16 academic year? (In
US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college 
Table 3.5.1 How much did your library spend on all other suppliers not listed above
(including individual publishers) in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) 
Table 3.5.2 How much did your library spend on all other suppliers not listed above
(including individual publishers) in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out for
public and private colleges 
ACADEMIC LIBRARY USE OF EBOOKS 2017 EDITION

Table 3.5.3 How much did your library spend on all other suppliers not listed above
(including individual publishers) in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by
Enrollment 
Table 3.5.4 How much did your library spend on all other suppliers not listed above
(including individual publishers) in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by
Annual tuition, $ 
Table 3.5.5 How much did your library spend on all other suppliers not listed above
(including individual publishers) in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by
type or Carnegie class of college 
Table 4.1 What percentage of the library's ebook collection spending is through contracts
negotiated by consortium? 
Table 4.2 What percentage of the library's eBook collection spending is through contracts
negotiated by consortium? Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 4.3 What percentage of the library's eBook collection spending is through contracts
negotiated by consortium? Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 4.4 What percentage of the library's eBook collection spending is through contracts
negotiated by consortium? Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 4.5 What percentage of the library's eBook collection spending is through contracts
negotiated by consortium? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college 
Table 5.1 Which phrase best describes how you feel about consortia offerings and capabilities
for eBook subscriptions? 
Table 5.2 Which phrase best describes how you feel about consortia offerings and capabilities
for eBook subscriptions? Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 5.3 Which phrase best describes how you feel about consortia offerings and capabilities
for eBook subscriptions? Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 5.4 Which phrase best describes how you feel about consortia offerings and capabilities
for eBook subscriptions? Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 5.5 Which phrase best describes how you feel about consortia offerings and capabilities
for eBook subscriptions? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college 
What has been the rate change in eBook use at your library in the past year, comparing if you
can the last three months with the same period last year. (Specify if positive or negative) 
Table 6.1 About how quickly would you say that your library patrons are learning about and
adjusting to the use of eBooks? 
Table 6.2 About how quickly would you say that your library patrons are learning about and
adjusting to the use of eBooks? Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 6.3 About how quickly would you say that your library patrons are learning about and
adjusting to the use of eBooks? Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 6.4 About how quickly would you say that your library patrons are learning about and
adjusting to the use of eBooks? Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 6.5 About how quickly would you say that your library patrons are learning about and
adjusting to the use of eBooks? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college 
Table 7 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to do the
following without assistance from a librarian? 
Table 7.1.1 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to find a
print book in the library without assistance from a librarian? 
Table 7.1.2 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to find a
print book in the library without assistance from a librarian? Broken out for public and
private colleges 
Table 7.1.3 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to find a
print book in the library without assistance from a librarian? Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 7.1.4 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to find a
print book in the library without assistance from a librarian? Broken out by Annual tuition,

Table 7.1.5 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to find a
print book in the library without assistance from a librarian? Broken out by type or Carnegie
class of college 
Table 7.2.1 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to find an
eBook in the library without assistance from a librarian?
Table 7.2.2 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to find an
eBook in the library without assistance from a librarian? Broken out for public and private
colleges 
Table 7.2.3 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to find an
eBook in the library without assistance from a librarian? Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 7.2.4 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to find an
eBook in the library without assistance from a librarian? Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 7.2.5 About what percentage of your library patrons would you say are able to find an
eBook in the library without assistance from a librarian? Broken out by type or Carnegie
class of college 
Table 8 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by the following
types of model? 
Table 8.1.1 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by a model
that provides a limited number of borrowings or circulations to patrons for a specified
price? 
Table 8.1.2 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by a model
that provides a limited number of borrowings or circulations to patrons for a specified
price? Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 8.1.3 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by a model
that provides a limited number of borrowings or circulations to patrons for a specified
price? Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 8.1.4 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by a model
that provides a limited number of borrowings or circulations to patrons for a specified
price? Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 8.1.5 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by a model
that provides a limited number of borrowings or circulations to patrons for a specified
price? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college 
Table 8.2.1 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by a
subscription for a specified period of time allowing unlimited patron use? 
Table 8.2.2 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by a
subscription for a specified period of time allowing unlimited patron use? Broken out for
public and private colleges 
Table 8.2.3 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by a
subscription for a specified period of time allowing unlimited patron use? Broken out by
Enrollment 
Table 8.2.4 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by a
subscription for a specified period of time allowing unlimited patron use? Broken out by
Annual tuition, $ 
Table 8.2.5 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by a
subscription for a specified period of time allowing unlimited patron use? Broken out by
type or Carnegie class of college 
Table 8.3.1 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by an
ownership model similar to print purchases of books where the library becomes the
perpetual owner of the book as long as it is used only by recognized library patrons? 
Table 8.3.2 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by an
ownership model similar to print purchases of books where the library becomes the
perpetual owner of the book as long as it is used only by recognized library patrons? Broken
out for public and private colleges 
Table 8.3.3 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by an
ownership model similar to print purchases of books where the library becomes the
perpetual owner of the book as long as it is used only by recognized library patrons? Broken
out by Enrollment 
Table 8.3.4 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by an
ownership model similar to print purchases of books where the library becomes the
perpetual owner of the book as long as it is used only by recognized library patrons? Broken
out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 8.3.5 What percentage of your library's eBook spending is accounted for by an
ownership model similar to print purchases of books where the library becomes the
perpetual owner of the book as long as it is used only by recognized library patrons? Broken
out by type or Carnegie class of college 
Table 8.4.1 A pay per individual use where the library pays for each individual "check out"
by patrons 
Table 8.4.2 A pay per individual use where the library pays for each individual "check out"
by patrons Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 8.4.3 A pay per individual use where the library pays for each individual "check out"
by patrons Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 8.4.4 A pay per individual use where the library pays for each individual "check out"
by patrons Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 8.4.5 A pay per individual use where the library pays for each individual "check out"
by patrons Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college 
Table 9 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage terms on
each of the following models:  (these answers should be some percentage of 100%) 
Table 9.1.1 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage
terms on a model that provides a limited number of borrowings or circulations to patrons
for a specified price? 
Table 9.1.2 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage
terms on a model that provides a limited number of borrowings or circulations to patrons
for a specified price? Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 9.1.3 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage
terms on a model that provides a limited number of borrowings or circulations to patrons
for a specified price? Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 9.1.4 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage
terms on a model that provides a limited number of borrowings or circulations to patrons
for a specified price? Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 9.1.5 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage
terms on a model that provides a limited number of borrowings or circulations to patrons
for a specified price? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 9.2.1 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage
terms on a subscription for a specified period of time allowing unlimited patron use? 
Table 9.2.2 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage
terms on a subscription for a specified period of time allowing unlimited patron use?
Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 9.2.3 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage
terms on a subscription for a specified period of time allowing unlimited patron use?
Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 9.2.4 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage
terms on a subscription for a specified period of time allowing unlimited patron use?
Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 9.2.5 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage
terms on a subscription for a specified period of time allowing unlimited patron use?
Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 9.3.1 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage
terms on an ownership model similar to print purchases of books where the library
becomes the perpetual owner of the book as long as it is used only by recognized library
patrons? 
Table 9.3.2 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage
terms on an ownership model similar to print purchases of books where the library
becomes the perpetual owner of the book as long as it is used only by recognized library
patrons? Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 9.3.3 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage
terms on an ownership model similar to print purchases of books where the library
becomes the perpetual owner of the book as long as it is used only by recognized library
patrons? Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 9.3.4 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage
terms on an ownership model similar to print purchases of books where the library
becomes the perpetual owner of the book as long as it is used only by recognized library
patrons? Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 9.3.5 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage
terms on an ownership model similar to print purchases of books where the library
becomes the perpetual owner of the book as long as it is used only by recognized library
patrons? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college 
Table 9.4.1 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage
terms on pay per individual use models where the library pays for each individual "check
out" by patrons? 
Table 9.4.2 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage
terms on pay per individual use models where the library pays for each individual "check
out" by patrons? Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 9.4.3 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage
terms on pay per individual use models where the library pays for each individual "check
out" by patrons? Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 9.4.4 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage
terms on pay per individual use models where the library pays for each individual "check
out" by patrons? Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 9.4.5 Over the past year what has been the change in your spending in percentage
terms on pay per individual use models where the library pays for each individual "check
out" by patrons? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college 
Table 10.1 Apart from works in the public domain, how many eBook titles does the library
own outright through purchases from publishers or other vendors?  (This figure would
exclude annual subscriptions and eBooks subject to limits on the number of times that they
can be borrowed or viewed) 
Table 10.2 Apart from works in the public domain, how many eBook titles does the library
own outright through purchases from publishers or other vendors?  (This figure would
exclude annual subscriptions and eBooks subject to limits on the number of times that they
can be borrowed or viewed) Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 10.3 Apart from works in the public domain, how many eBook titles does the library
own outright through purchases from publishers or other vendors?  (This figure would
exclude annual subscriptions and eBooks subject to limits on the number of times that they
can be borrowed or viewed) Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 10.4 Apart from works in the public domain, how many eBook titles does the library
own outright through purchases from publishers or other vendors?  (This figure would
exclude annual subscriptions and eBooks subject to limits on the number of times that they
can be borrowed or viewed) Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 10.5 Apart from works in the public domain, how many eBook titles does the library
own outright through purchases from publishers or other vendors?  (This figure would
exclude annual subscriptions and eBooks subject to limits on the number of times that they
can be borrowed or viewed) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college 
Table 11.1 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards perpetual access to eBooks? 
Table 11.2 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards perpetual access to eBooks?
Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 11.3 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards perpetual access to eBooks?
Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 11.4 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards perpetual access to eBooks?
Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 11.5 Which phrase best describes your attitude towards perpetual access to eBooks?
Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college 
Table 12 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation platforms
other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO, Overdrive,
Odilo and Amazon? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals with individual publishers- the data
we seek is for small aggregators) 
Table 12.1.1 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation
platforms other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO,
Overdrive, Odilo and Amazon in 2015-16? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals with
individual publishers- the data we seek is for small aggregators) 
Table 12.1.2 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation
platforms other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO,
Overdrive, Odilo and Amazon in 2015-16? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals with
individual publishers- the data we seek is for small aggregators) Broken out for public and
private colleges 
Table 12.1.3 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation
platforms other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO,
Overdrive, Odilo and Amazon in 2015-16? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals with
individual publishers- the data we seek is for small aggregators) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 12.1.4 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation
platforms other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO,
Overdrive, Odilo and Amazon in 2015-16? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals with
individual publishers- the data we seek is for small aggregators) Broken out by Annual
tuition, $ 
Table 12.1.5 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation
platforms other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO,
Overdrive, Odilo and Amazon in 2015-16? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals with
individual publishers- the data we seek is for small aggregators) Broken out by type or
Carnegie class of college 
Table 12.2.1 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation
platforms other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO,
Overdrive, Odilo and Amazon in 2016-17 (expected)? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals
with individual publishers- the data we seek is for small aggregators) 
Table 12.2.2 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation
platforms other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO,
Overdrive, Odilo and Amazon in 2016-17 (expected)? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals
with individual publishers- the data we seek is for small aggregators) Broken out for public
and private colleges 
Table 12.2.3 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation
platforms other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO,
Overdrive, Odilo and Amazon in 2016-17 (expected)? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals
with individual publishers- the data we seek is for small aggregators) Broken out by
Enrollment 
Table 12.2.4 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation
platforms other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO,
Overdrive, Odilo and Amazon in 2016-17 (expected)? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals
with individual publishers- the data we seek is for small aggregators) Broken out by Annual
tuition, $ 
Table 12.2.5 What was (will be) the library's total spending on eBooks from aggregation
platforms other than major services such as ProQuest (EBL, Ebrary, MyiLibrary), EBSCO,
Overdrive, Odilo and Amazon in 2016-17 (expected)? (In US$) (Exclude spending on deals
with individual publishers- the data we seek is for small aggregators) Broken out by type or
Carnegie class of college 
Table 13 Approximately how much has your library spent on each of the following in the past
year? (In US$) 
Table 13.1.1 Approximately how much has your library spent on Safari Books? (In US$) .
Table 13.1.2 Approximately how much has your library spent on Safari Books? (In US$)
Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 13.1.3 Approximately how much has your library spent on Safari Books? (In US$)
Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 13.1.4 Approximately how much has your library spent on Safari Books? (In US$)
Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 13.1.5 Approximately how much has your library spent on Safari Books? (In US$)
Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 13.2.1 Approximately how much has your library spent on Books 24x7? (In US$) 
Table 13.2.2 Approximately how much has your library spent on Books 24x7? (In US$)
Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 13.2.3 Approximately how much has your library spent on Books 24x7? (In US$)
Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 13.2.4 Approximately how much has your library spent on Books 24x7? (In US$)
Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 13.2.5 Approximately how much has your library spent on Books 24x7? (In US$)
Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 13.3.1 Approximately how much has your library spent on Kobi Books? (In US$) 
Table 13.3.2 Approximately how much has your library spent on Kobi Books? (In US$)
Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 13.3.3 Approximately how much has your library spent on Kobi Books? (In US$)
Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 13.3.4 Approximately how much has your library spent on Kobi Books? (In US$)
Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 13.3.5 Approximately how much has your library spent on Kobi Books? (In US$)
Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 14.1 Approximately what percentage of your library's eBook spending derives from
contracts with individual publishers rather than from aggregators such as ProQuest,
Overdrive, EBSCO, Odilo, Amazon and others who offer the content of many publishers? 
Table 14.2 Approximately what percentage of your library's eBook spending derives from
contracts with individual publishers rather than from aggregators such as ProQuest,
Overdrive, EBSCO, Odilo, Amazon and others who offer the content of many publishers?
Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 14.3 Approximately what percentage of your library's eBook spending derives from
contracts with individual publishers rather than from aggregators such as ProQuest,
Overdrive, EBSCO, Odilo, Amazon and others who offer the content of many publishers?
Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 14.4 Approximately what percentage of your library's eBook spending derives from
contracts with individual publishers rather than from aggregators such as ProQuest,
Overdrive, EBSCO, Odilo, Amazon and others who offer the content of many publishers?
Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 14.5 Approximately what percentage of your library's eBook spending derives from
contracts with individual publishers rather than from aggregators such as ProQuest,
Overdrive, EBSCO, Odilo, Amazon and others who offer the content of many publishers?
Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college 
What are the three publishers in order of spending amount that account for the greatest share
of your eBook purchases direct from publishers?  (Exclude all aggregators such as ProQuest,
Safari, EBSCO, Overdrive and others) 
Table 15.1 How much did the library spend in the past year on eBook contract with individual
publishers, excluding all aggregators? (In US$) 
Table 15.2 How much did the library spend in the past year on eBook contract with individual
publishers, excluding all aggregators? (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 15.3 How much did the library spend in the past year on eBook contract with individual
publishers, excluding all aggregators? (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 15.4 How much did the library spend in the past year on eBook contract with individual
publishers, excluding all aggregators? (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 15.5 How much did the library spend in the past year on eBook contract with individual
publishers, excluding all aggregators? (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 16.1 Has the library ever used eBook rental or eBook interlibrary loan sites which enable patrons
to have access to an eBook for a fee for a brief specified time period, often 3 days?
Table 16.2 Has the library ever used eBook rental or eBook interlibrary loan sites which enable patrons
to have access to an eBook for a fee for a brief specified time period, often 3 days? Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 16.3 Has the library ever used eBook rental or eBook interlibrary loan sites which enable patrons to have access to an eBook
for a fee for a brief specified time period, often 3 days? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 16.4 Has the library ever used eBook rental or eBook interlibrary loan sites which enable patrons to have access to an eBook for a fee
for a brief specified time period, often 3 days? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 16.5 Has the library ever used eBook rental or eBook interlibrary loan sites which enable patrons to have access to an eBook for a fee
for a brief specified time period, often 3 days? Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Table 17.1 How much did the library spend exclusively on "borrowing rights" to eBooks
defined as any model compels you to pay per time borrowed rather than unlimited rights or
rights to a certain number of viewings for a set fee? (In US$) 
Table 17.2 How much did the library spend exclusively on "borrowing rights" to eBooks
defined as any model compels you to pay per time borrowed rather than unlimited rights or
rights to a certain number of viewings for a set fee? (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges
Table 17.3 How much did the library spend exclusively on "borrowing rights" to eBooks
defined as any model compels you to pay per time borrowed rather than unlimited rights or
rights to a certain number of viewings for a set fee? (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 17.4 How much did the library spend exclusively on "borrowing rights" to eBooks
defined as any model compels you to pay per time borrowed rather than unlimited rights or
rights to a certain number of viewings for a set fee? (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 17.5 How much did the library spend exclusively on "borrowing rights" to eBooks
defined as any model compels you to pay per time borrowed rather than unlimited rights or
rights to a certain number of viewings for a set fee? (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie
class of college 
In what subject areas is your library most anxious to build its eBook collection? 
Table 18.1 For approximately what percentage of the eBooks in the library's collection would
you estimate that the library also has a corresponding print copy? 
Table 18.2 For approximately what percentage of the eBooks in the library's collection would
you estimate that the library also has a corresponding print copy? Broken out for public and
private colleges 
Table 18.3 For approximately what percentage of the eBooks in the library's collection would
you estimate that the library also has a corresponding print copy? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 18.4 For approximately what percentage of the eBooks in the library's collection would
you estimate that the library also has a corresponding print copy? Broken out by Annual
tuition, $ 
Table 18.5 For approximately what percentage of the eBooks in the library's collection would
you estimate that the library also has a corresponding print copy? Broken out by type or
Carnegie class of college 
Table 19.1 If the library has an endowment, bequest, or specially dedicated fund of any kind
for books, may this fund be used for the purchase of eBooks? 
Table 19.2 If the library has an endowment, bequest, or specially dedicated fund of any kind
for books, may this fund be used for the purchase of eBooks? Broken out for public and private
colleges
Table 19.3 If the library has an endowment, bequest, or specially dedicated fund of any kind
for books, may this fund be used for the purchase of eBooks? Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 19.4 If the library has an endowment, bequest, or specially dedicated fund of any kind
for books, may this fund be used for the purchase of eBooks? Broken out by Annual tuition, $
Table 19.5 If the library has an endowment, bequest, or specially dedicated fund of any kind
for books, may this fund be used for the purchase of eBooks? Broken out by type or Carnegie
class of college 
Table 20.1 How would you describe your use of eBooks for course reserve?
Table 20.2 How would you describe your use of eBooks for course reserve? Broken out for
public and private colleges
Table 20.3 How would you describe your use of eBooks for course reserve? Broken out by
Enrollment 
Table 20.4 How would you describe your use of eBooks for course reserve? Broken out by
Annual tuition, $ 
Table 20.5 How would you describe your use of eBooks for course reserve? Broken out by type
or Carnegie class of college 
Over the past two years, the use of eBooks for electronic course reserves has increased or
decreased? What are the current constraints on use and what do you expect for the near
future? 
Table 21 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the prices of
eBooks relative to the changes in price of traditional print books, online databases of full text
articles, and other resources specified below 
Table 21.1.1 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the
prices of eBooks relative to the changes in price of traditional print books? 
Table 21.1.2 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the
prices of eBooks relative to the changes in price of traditional print books? Broken out for
public and private colleges 
Table 21.1.3 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the
prices of eBooks relative to the changes in price of traditional print books? Broken out by
Enrollment 
Table 21.1.4 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the
prices of eBooks relative to the changes in price of traditional print books? Broken out by
Annual tuition, $ 
Table 21.1.5 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the
prices of eBooks relative to the changes in price of traditional print books? Broken out by
type or Carnegie class of college 
Table 21.2.1 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the
prices of eBooks relative to the changes in price of online databases of full text articles?
Table 21.2.2 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the
prices of eBooks relative to the changes in price of online databases of full text articles?
Broken out for public and private colleges 
Table 21.2.3 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the
prices of eBooks relative to the changes in price of online databases of full text articles?
Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 21.2.4 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the
prices of eBooks relative to the changes in price of online databases of full text articles?
Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 21.2.5 In the past year what has been the library’s experience with changes in the
prices of eBooks relative to the changes in price of online databases of full text articles?
Broken out by type or Carnegie class of college
Describe your library's attempts to license eTextbooks? Have you approached or negotiated
with any textbook publishers over eBook rights? What kind of results have you achieved? Do
you have plans or a strategy in this area? 
Table 22 How much did your library spend on purchasing, leasing or licensing eTextbooks in
the single academic years listed below: (In US$) 
Table 22.1.1 How much did your library spend on purchasing, leasing or licensing
eTextbooks in 2014-15 academic year? (In US$) 
Table 22.1.2 How much did your library spend on purchasing, leasing or licensing
eTextbooks in 2014-15 academic year? (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges
 Table 22.1.3 How much did your library spend on purchasing, leasing or licensing
eTextbooks in 2014-15 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 22.1.4 How much did your library spend on purchasing, leasing or licensing
eTextbooks in 2014-15 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 22.1.5 How much did your library spend on purchasing, leasing or licensing
eTextbooks in 2014-15 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of
college 
Table 22.2.1 How much did your library spend on purchasing, leasing or licensing
eTextbooks in 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) 
 Table 22.2.2 How much did your library spend on purchasing, leasing or licensing
eTextbooks in 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out for public and private colleges
 Table 22.2.3 How much did your library spend on purchasing, leasing or licensing
eTextbooks in 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by Enrollment 
Table 22.2.4 How much did your library spend on purchasing, leasing or licensing
eTextbooks in 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by Annual tuition, $ 
Table 22.2.5 How much did your library spend on purchasing, leasing or licensing
eTextbooks in 2015-16 academic year? (In US$) Broken out by type or Carnegie class of
college

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