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Purpose: Provides a regular forum for discussion and to meet at Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings. Core represents a large segment of libraries and can be influential with publishers and vendors to benefit libraries and library users as the ebook landscape evolves. Core welcomes any type of library or library agency, as well as consortia, to join this group.

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Call for Survey Participation: ILL and eBooks

  • 1.  Call for Survey Participation: ILL and eBooks

    Posted May 06, 2022 01:47 PM

    Call for Survey Participation: ILL and eBooks

    This study will address how current eBook trends and practices in libraries will impact the larger ecosystem of collections and resource sharing. These services have become essential to serving the research needs of faculty and students in higher education. The findings could help identify some limitations to these practices and predict negative consequences for academic libraries and researchers. This research project will hopefully help academic libraries gain insight into the future of library book collections and resource sharing and offer suggestions to improve that trajectory.

    You are invited to complete an online survey that will take approximately 15 - 30 minutes to complete. Because these questions will require information from collections and ILL staff at your institution, please coordinate with each other to ensure that we only have one response per institution. Also, we will be asking questions related to collections budget and eBook expenditures so you might want to have that available when you begin the survey. Please select NA for any questions that do not apply. This Google folder contains a PDF with the survey questions to help you coordinate your responses. You may then access the survey at Please have only ONE submission of the survey from your institution.

    We thank you for your participation!

    Primary investigators:

    Amanda Binder

    Social Sciences and History Librarian,

    Elizabeth Siler

    Associate Dean of Collection Services,

    Christine Beardsley

    Interlibrary Loan Service Coordinator,

    Elizabeth Siler
    Associate Dean for Collection Services
    University of North Carolina Charlotte