May 23, 2022

Roundup: Project Evaluation and Survey Findings From Massachusetts eBook Pilot Project (Documents and Slides)

The MA eBook Pilot Project concluded at the end of June and a slide presentation along with several documents from the project are available for those who might want to review.

Today, Deb Hoadley, Advisor and eBook Project Lead at the Massachusetts Library System is discussing the pilot project during her opening keynote address at the Explore eBooks Minnesota Summit in St. Paul. Her slides offer an excellent overview and are embedded at the very bottom of this post.

Along with the slides we’re also including direct links to a few key documents containing an evaluation and survey findings from the pilot.

From the Massachusetts Library System:

1. MA eBook Project Evaluation (11 pages; PDF)

2. Preliminary Patron Survey Results (15 pages; PDF)

3. Preliminary Staff Survey Results (16 pages; PDF)

Finally, for more material about the project, visit the MA eBook Project Homepage. Here you’ll find circulation/usage for the databases used in the pilot (xls), training materials, promotional materials and more.

Comment and Background

See Also: Andrew Roskill, CEO of BiblioLabs (a pilot particpant),  “MA eBook Project: The Value of Pilots”.

See Also: Massachusetts: MA eBook Project Launches Six-Month Pilot, 51 Libraries From Around the State Participating (November 26, 2013)

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