May 18, 2022

Winthrop University: “The Book vs. E-Book: E-Book Survey Report”

Note: The following article appears in the inaugural issue of South Carolina Libraries, the official journal of the South Carolina Library Association.

Congratulations to all those involved with making the publication a reality. infoDOCKET looks forward to sharing word of other articles from SCL in future posts.


The Book vs. E-Book: E-Book Survey Report


Susan Silverman
Winthrop University


South Carolina Libraries
Vol. 1 No. 1
Fall 2014


During the Spring Semester 2014 at Winthrop University an E-book survey was administered to Winthrop faculty, staff, and students. The objectives of the survey were (1) to inform the patrons that the library does have e-books available to them, (2) to ascertain if they have used any of the e-books for their research, (3) to determine which format, print or e-book, is their primary preference and (4) which format do they think is most important as part of the permanent library collection. The results, including comments from the faculty, staff and students, were compiled and are presented in this paper.

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Winthrop University is located Rock Hill, South Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina. It’s total enrollment (undergraduate and graduate) is about 6.700.

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