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米国大学図書館における電子書籍サービス [Current Trends of eBooks Services at Academic University Libraries in the United States of America]

Good, Hiroyuki N. and Good, Kazuyo (2017) 米国大学図書館における電子書籍サービス [Current Trends of eBooks Services at Academic University Libraries in the United States of America]. 情報の科学と技術 [Journal of Information Science and Technology Association], 67 (1). pp. 19-24. ISSN 0913-3801

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The expected role of university libraries is changing from developing collections to increasing digital resources as well as offering more study space to support undergraduate students. Most of us have expected the increase of ebooks to facilitate the transformation and improve user supports. However, the environment of ebook services in recent years seems different from our expectation; students still prefer printed books, ebooks are still very difficult to read, and the ebook budget is decreasing. This paper examines two recent national surveys to clarify challenges to ebook services. This will be followed by a discussion of the efforts to tackle the challenges at the University of Pittsburgh Library. Last but not the least, this paper also offers some suggestions for the Japanese ebook industry.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Good, Hiroyuki N.hng2@pitt.eduHNG20000-0001-6846-300X
Good, Kazuyokak93@pitt.eduKAK930000-0003-0912-5910
Centers: University Centers > University Center for International Studies (UCIS) > Asian Studies Center
Date: January 2017
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: 情報の科学と技術 [Journal of Information Science and Technology Association]
Volume: 67
Number: 1
Publisher: 情報科学技術協会 [Information Science and Technology Association]
Page Range: pp. 19-24
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.18919/jkg.67.1_19
Schools and Programs: University libraries > University Library System
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ebooks services, ebook usage, ebooks, digital resources, Unites States, University libraries, user survey, students survey, faculty survey, Ithaka S+R, Library journal
ISSN: 0913-3801
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Article Type: Invited Article
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 14:55
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2018 14:55


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