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Off the Shelf: Trends in the Purchase and Use of Electronic Reference Books
(Taylor & Francis (Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship), 2009)
What is the future direction of reference books? What types of policies are libraries implementing regarding the purchase of electronic reference books? Are libraries still buying hard copy reference items when an electronic ...
Not in Love, or Not in the Know? Graduate Student and Faculty Use (and Non-Use) of E-Books
(Elsevier (Journal of Academic Librarianship), 2012)
This study focuses on usage of electronic books (e-books) among advanced researchers, including graduate students and faculty, at a four-year academic institution. The researchers aimed to highlight differences in behavior, ...
Head First into the Patron-Driven Acquisition Pool: A Comparison of Librarian Selections Versus Patron Purchases
(Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (Taylor & Francis), 2011)
Although many recent studies have been conducted on the implementation and results of patron-driven acquisition (PDA) initiatives at academic libraries, very few have focused on whether, or how, patrons’ selections vary ...
Where’s the EASY Button? Uncovering E-Book Usability
E-book platforms have multiplied among vendors and publishers, complicating not only acquisitions and collection development decisions, but also the user experience. Using a methodology of task-based user testing, the ...