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Thursday, April 7 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
D22 - Reimagining Scholarly E-book Assessment: A Study of Discovery, Access, and Use

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The study utilizes an innovative assessment method based on text analysis, faculty interviews, and student focus groups. The objective is to understand users’ e-book search behaviors and information needs across disciplines at Columbia University. The findings indicate that the e-book collection supports discontinuous reading, instruction, and ready reference.


Nisa Bakkalbasi

Columbia University
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Melissa Goertzen

Collection Development Analysis & Support Librarian, Columbia University Libraries
I am the Collection Development Analysis & Support Librarian at Columbia University. Much of my work involves monitoring budgets, examining business models, and analyzing workflows. In 2016, I completed a two year assessment project that examined how e-books are used for research... Read More →

Thursday April 7, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm CDT
Room 102
  Tools & Methods