by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College
It’s beginning to look a lot like 2012. The hot topics so far this year seem to be the growth in e-book reading, open access, and merging publishers.
Pew Internet has released a research report on e-books vs. print, based on a US readership survey from this past fall. I always wonder how they expect everyone to know when they’ve consulted an e-book, when many college students have trouble telling the difference between e-books and articles in our databases. Anybody doing a study on identification of e-books to use alongside these studies of their reported usage?
Hoping for silver linings for all of you in the new year.