National study examines how book acquisitions at academic libraries have evolved

(29 January 2019) With support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ithaka S+R undertook a national study to examine the extent to which academic libraries were purchasing books through Amazon. Along the way, the study grew to encompass a number of other questions, such as how print and e-book expenditures have changed over time, how libraries spend to obtain books in different disciplines, and which are the largest vendors and university presses active today. The data used for this study came from academic libraries that use the integrated library systems Alma and WorldShare Management Services (WMS) to manage their acquisitions data.

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