by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College
It’s beginning to look a lot like 2012. The hot topics so far this year seem to be the growth in e-book reading, open access, and merging publishers.
Pew Internet has released a research report on e-books vs. print, based on a US readership survey from this past fall. I always wonder how they expect everyone to know when they’ve consulted an e-book, when many college students have trouble telling the difference between e-books and articles in our databases. Anybody doing a study on identification of e-books to use alongside these studies of their reported usage?
Hoping for silver linings for all of you in the new year.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.