DCL Ebook Report for November 2013

Posted Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 10:53
November 2013 Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries ebook pricing report

Two things jump out at me in this month’s Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries Ebook Report. Between September 2012 and this report (PDF file), we’ve gone from 30% to 80% availability of ebook titles to libraries. That is most definitely the result of the good work of ALA.

But two areas remain dismal: price and ownership. The average library ebook price is $45–$50 per title, and libraries don’t own any of them, even at those prices.

See the November 2013 DCL report here: PDF file.