Social sciences outperform STM in academic eBook usage

(Palo Alto, Calif., 24 January 2014) When it comes to eBooks, social sciences far outperform humanities and STM in the percentage of titles used and the average amount of use per book. However, users working with eBooks on STM subjects tend to be more active with their books in each session, downloading or printing content, etc.

These are among the findings of new research from Michael Levine-Clark, Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services, University of Denver Libraries. Levine-Clark has completed an intensive examination of usage data supplied by ProQuest eBook businesses ebrary and EBL – Ebook Library. His findings are being presented at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference in Philadelphia and form the foundation of ongoing study.

Read more about this research here.