A log analysis study of 10 years of ebook consumption in academic library collections
Littlewood, H., Hinze, A., Vanderschantz, N., Timpany, C., & Cunningham, S. J. (2014). A log analysis study of 10 years of ebook consumption in academic library collections. In K. Tuamsuk, A. Jatowt, & E. Rasmussen (Eds.), The Emergence of Digital Libraries – Research and Practices (Vol. LNCS 8839). Springer. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12823-8_18
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Even though libraries have been offering eBooks for more than a decade, very little is known about eBook access and consumption in academic library collections. This paper addresses this gap with a log analysis study of eBook access at the library of the University of Waikato. This in-depth analysis covers a period spanning 10 years of eBook use at this university. We draw conclusions about the use of eBooks at this institution and compare the results with other published studies of eBook usage at tertiary institutes.
This is an author’s accepted version of an article published in Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2014 Chiang Mai, Thailand, November 5-7. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014