Library Journal has released its latest report on ebook usage. Big jump in undergraduate use of ebooks:
“Ebook usage/circulation for the 2010–2011 academic year, on average, was
24,700, up considerably from the reported ebook circulation figure of 6,849 in
2009–2010. There was a major surge of undergraduate ebook circulation.
Community colleges are still lagging behind other types of post-secondary
Two-thirds of respondents expect ebook circulation to increase in the next year.
Overall, the anticipated increase in circulation expected by libraries is not terribly
dramatic, actually declining slightly from +17% last year to +15% this year.
‘Use slowed last year, we don’t have a full picture of use this year. Prices too high
with few if any discounts.’”