Now in its second year, Library Journal’s Patron Profiles: Understanding the Behavior and Preferences of US Public Library Users, offers key insights into library patrons’ rapid, enthusiastic adoption of the ebook format.
Despite the “friction” created as many major publishers’ impose limits on libraries’ ability to acquire or lease content for sharing, demand continues to grow and compelling links between patron borrowing and patron buying endure.
Patron Profiles supplements additional original multi-year research initiatives conducted by Library Journal and School Library Journal —exploring library ebook penetration and use in the K-12, Public Library, and Academic Library channels. Trusted by their constituencies, the nation’s libraries are actively engaged in both propelling and supporting library collections, borrowers, students, and faculty in the ongoing transition from print to ebooks.
Meredith Schwartz is News Editor of Library Journal.
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