January 28, 2022

New Zealand: Public Library Ebook Usage Doubled in 2013 as Print Lending Showed Slight Decline

From Radio New Zealand:

More than 800,000 ebooks were borrowed from library databases in 2013, up from about 350,000 in 2012.

Meanwhile, the total number of books issued fell by four percent to just over 48 million.

Executive director of Public Libraries New Zealand Tim Antric said despite the popularity of ebooks, a market would always exist for traditional printed books.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.