Chapter 2. Establishing a Foundation: Trends in the Publishing Industry and User Communities

Melissa J. Goertzen


Chapter 2 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 53, no. 4), "Applying Quantitative Methods to E-book Collections"

As librarians navigate new realities of both information and financial landscapes, quantitative methods play a key role in analyzing the value of e-book collections in order to demonstrate value and impact. To develop an effective framework for ongoing collection evaluation, it is important to establish a foundational knowledge of e-book publishing trends and local information needs. Chapter 2 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 53, no. 4), “Applying Quantitative Methods to E-book Collections,” contains a brief overview of current trends in both areas as documented in the E-book Program Development Study.

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