Statistics: How Popular Were Ebooks in 2017 at the University of Cambridge?
From the ebooks@cambridge Blog:
The ebooks@cambridge team have collated the ebook collection usage statistics for the calendar year 2017. Last year over 56,000 academic ebook titles were consulted across nearly 60 platforms.
Ebook usage spiked in 2017, there was over a 22% rise on 2016 figures, after a couple of years of levelling out.
The 5 ebook platforms with the highest usage were:
- MyiLibrary* (896,162)
- Dawsonera (662,853)
- Cambridge Core** (626,680)
- Ebook Central (469,381)
- SpringerLink (347,544)
*MyiLibrary is now no more, as of April 2018 all owned titles migrated to Ebook Central.
**These figures exclude Cambridge Companions, Histories, and Shakespeare Survey titles.
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