In a period of economic challenges, the University of California Libraries must have high quality information and analysis to guide their collection decisions. A new report, UC Libraries Academic e-Book Usage Survey, presents the results of a 2010 survey of 2,569 University of California faculty, staff, and students intended to assist the Libraries in developing systemwide strategies for acquiring e-books and inform future collection management activities. The study was a collaborative effort between California Digital Library staff and UC campus librarians undertaken as part of the Libraries’ Springer e-Book Pilot Project. Topics covered include UC reader preference for e-books as compared to print books, valued e-book features, and an assessment of UC reader experiences with Springer e-books during 2009 and 2010. 

The report is located at:

Questions and comments can be directed to Felicia Poe, Ivy Anderson, or Jacqueline Wilson at the California Digital Library.

Felicia Poe, Manager
User Experience Design Service

Ivy Anderson, Director
Collection Development & Management

Jacqueline Wilson, Senior Associate for Shared Content
Collection Development & Management