Results of 2012 E-Book Survey

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ebooksThank you to all the members of the EUI community who participated in our survey about e-book use in December 2012. We were interested in obtaining feedback directly from you on your awareness about the e-books provided by the EUI Library, your experiences in using them, whether you prefer print of electronic version of titles and other related questions.

According to survey results:

  • 77% of respondents found the e-books offered by the EUI Library were relevant or valuable for their research
  • 33% of respondents noted that remote and instant access to e-books is their main advantage
  • Respondents like the ability to download the content for offline reading (22%) and perform keyword searches (21%)
  • 27% of respondents also noted that digital rights management (e.g. limits for downloading and printing) applied by publishers on e-books is still making their work difficult
  • It’s a tie! 44% of respondents would prefer that the Library offer the print edition of a book, while 44% would prefer the electronic version

E-book Collections with the highest use among respondents?

For more information on the e-books available from the EUI Library, please visit our E-Books page.