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Reminder: Survey on Impact of eBooks on Interlibrary Loan Closes Monday, June 13

(via Christine Beardsley, University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

This study will address how current eBook trends and practices in libraries will impact the larger ecosystem of collections and resource sharing. These services have become essential to serving the research needs of faculty and students in higher education. The findings could help identify some limitations to these practices and predict negative consequences for academic libraries and researchers. This research project will hopefully help academic libraries gain insight into the future of library book collections and resource sharing and offer suggestions to improve that trajectory.

You are invited to complete an online survey that will take approximately 15 – 30 minutes to complete. Because these questions will require information from collections and ILL staff at your institution, please coordinate with each other to ensure that we only have one response per institution. Also, we will be asking questions related to collections budget and eBook expenditures so you might want to have that available when you begin the survey. Please select NA for any questions that do not apply.

You may access the survey here. Please have only ONE submission of the survey from your institution. The deadline to participate is Monday, June 13.

We thank you for your participation!


Primary Investigators

Amanda Binder

Social Sciences and History Librarian, abinder3@uncc.edu

Elizabeth Siler

Associate Dean of Collection Services, esiler3@uncc.edu

Christine Beardsley

Interlibrary Loan Service Coordinator, cbeards1@uncc.edu

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