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Friday, November 7 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
How Users’ Perceptions of E-Books Have Changed – or Not: Comparing Parallel Survey Responses

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The study of e-books and how they are accessed and used has been a popular area of research for several years now. This presentation will directly compare results from an e-book use survey of college and university library users in the state of Florida conducted by the University of Florida in 2009 to a new companion survey to be conducted in 2014. The team will frame this comparison in a broader context by drawing upon other survey data published on e-book use in academic libraries. It is hypothesized that it will be useful to look at past and current survey responses to provide insight on changes to key issues and developing trends in e-book use. At various points during the presentation the team will engage the audience to respond to key survey questions using live polling software and instantaneously compare and contrast those results to the survey data as a whole. The presentation will conclude with a summary of the research and highlights from survey user responses.


Cecilia Botero

Associate Dean, Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida

Steven Carrico

Acq Librarian, University of Florida
Steven Carrico has been employed as an Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Florida Smathers Libraries since 1994. He has authored or co-authored a wide range of refereed and non-refereed journal articles, book reviews, bibliographies, and three monograph chapters (in ALA... Read More →
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Tara Tobin Cataldo, MLS

Science Collections Coordinator, University of Florida
I am the Collections Coordinator at UF's Marston Science Library and subject specialist in the Biological and Life Sciences. I have been an academic librarian for 17 years and my research interests include information seeking behavior and usage patterns of library collections.
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Trey Shelton

E-Resources Librarian, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
I am the E-Resources & Acqusitions Librarian at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. I have been with the Smathers Libraries since 2010, and in my current role since 2012. I received my MLS from the University of South Florida in 2009. My primary research... Read More →

Friday November 7, 2014 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
Calhoun Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403