Tag Archives: book purchase

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 […]


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Borrow a book, buy it later if you like

(11 September 2017) Nine bookstores recently joined a book-sharing program in Hefei, Anhui province, China, after a trial that took place over a month and a half. That brings the total number of outlets to 10. With a smartphone application and a 99 yuan ($15) deposit, a reader can borrow up to two books from […]


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Introduce manga to your users and staff with this simple purchasing guide

(9 February 2016) Manga is a one of the fastest growing genres available for digital library users. These Japanese comics continue to grow in popularity and are a perfect way to get teens excited about reading. Manga can be intimidating to purchase as there are a number of genres and the serialized format in which […]


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Proof of concept trial of ‘buy it now’ button for libraries in Australia

(15 August 2014, Canberra) The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) and Public Library Services South Australia (PLS SA) are working together on a proof of concept trial for a ‘buy it now’ button. The aim is to help library users to purchase books via the library catalogue, benefitting local bookshops […]


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