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ER&L 2014

March 16–19, 2014

Austin, Texas

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Borrow vs. Click: comparing the usage of print and e-book equivalents of Course Adopted Books

Monday, March 17, 2014 at 3:10 PM–3:55 PM CDT
Room 203
Conference Track

2. Collection Development & Assessment


e-books usage, course readings

Learning Objectives

identify factors that can influence student usage of e-books, get ideas regarding better meeting students’ needs of course readings by promoting e-books usage.


What factors influence the format preferences between e-books and their print equivalents within an academic library context?  This session will examine and analyze findings from a two semester study in Claremont Colleges Library, comparing the usage of print and electronic equivalents of the same Course Adopted Book title.


Maria Savova, Claremont Colleges LIbrary