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Thursday, November 7 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Not So Fast! Researcher Preferences for Print or E-books

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Directly or through consortia, libraries receive offers from publishers to provide more content via e-book packages than we could purchase on a title-by-title basis. McMaster University, a mid-sized ARL, has embraced this direction, subscribing to or purchasing a number of publisher collections – an enthusiasm not always shared by our users. To explore whether we are serving the needs of our advanced researchers – those who need to engage closely with texts – we invited all faculty, graduate students, and upper-level undergraduates to complete a short, 7-question survey identifying their format preferences and use of e-books. By April 2013, we had received over 1100 responses, including submissions from one third of our faculty. This Lively Lunch provides a current snapshot of issues surrounding the use and acceptance of e-books across the disciplines, and invites participants to share strategies around format choice, duplication of print and e- , and support for researchers.


Janice Adlington

Collections & Information Resources Librarian, McMaster University
Janice Adlington heads the collections department - serials, acquisitions, and processing - at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and spends her time pondering the e-book marketplace, Big Deal developments, and education trends.  Before returning north of the border, she spent... Read More →

Wade Wyckoff

Associate University Librarian, Collections, McMaster University Library
Wade Wyckoff joined McMaster University Library in 2006, where he is currently Associate University Librarian, Collections. Previously, he held appointments as Cataloguing Policy Librarian and Collection Services Librarian with the University Library. Before coming to McMaster, Wade... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Calhoun Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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