The State of Ebooks in Academic Libraries – 2022

The State of Ebooks in Academic Libraries – 2022

This comprehensive study, through a collaboration between OverDrive Academic and Choice, provides a current snapshot of the growth of ebooks and other digital resources as a significant component of academic digital collections.

Based on a survey conducted in the spring of 2022, the report provides compelling statistics and learnings around the shift toward including more popular fiction and nonfiction titles. In addition, you’ll learn about trends in budgeting issues, audience priorities and subject area allocations as they relate to current collection development practices. Key findings cover:

  • Collection development breakdown of leisure vs curriculum resources
  • The subject areas in which ebook purchasing is increasing
  • How budget challenges and cuts have impacted purchasing
  • How remote learning plays a role in the current climate

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