A Comparison of Use Between E-books Acquired in Bulk Packages, Individual Titles, and User Requested Titles at a Health Sciences Library Public Deposited

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  • February 28, 2019
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  • Frame, Rachel
    • Affiliation: School of Information and Library Science
Abstract
  • E-books are being acquired at higher and higher rates, especially in disciplines such as the health sciences. Although there have been several studies that analyze the difference in use between electronic and print books, including in health sciences libraries, there has been less focus on the different ways that electronic books might be acquired and how that impacts use. This study analyzed usage and purchase data of e-books at an academic health sciences library to determine whether books purchased in packages, on a individual title-by-title basis, or user requests had the highest instances of use. This information will assist health sciences librarians with book selection and acquisition. It will also provide insight into the use of electronic books generally.
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  • Vargha, Rebecca
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  • Master of Science in Library Science
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • d040a4c8-5e33-4191-8427-4a96080da24d
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