E-book vendor ebrary announced this week that it will discuss the initial results of its 2011 Global Student E-book Survey on Friday November 4, at the Charleston Conference’s “Lively Lunch” session, and simultaneously online via a free webinar.
Among the survey’s key results: E-book usage and awareness have not increased significantly in 2011 over a 2008 ebrary survey; and, while students say both print and e-books are important, “the vast majority” of students would choose electronic over print if it were available and if e-books offered better tools and fewer restrictions. “These survey results suggest digital content and services providers need to re-think our approach,” said Kevin Sayar, president and general manager of ebrary. “We need better integration and tools to increase the availability and discoverability of all types of information, both electronic and print.”
The survey measured the attitudes and opinions of more than 6,500 students, and the results will be presented by Sayar and Carol Zsulya, Head, Collection Management; Business/Economics Librarian, Cleveland State University, and also compared to ebrary’s 2008 surveys as well as Cleveland State University’s institution-specific results. The “Lively Lunch” session will take place on Friday, November 4, from 12:30pm-2pm EDT at 39 Rue de Jean Restaurant, upstairs. The live webinar from the Charleston Conference, available to anyone via registration, will begin at 12:45pm EDT. Register here.