Report From Boston University: “BU Libraries’ Most Popular Books (“Popular” Being Relative)”
From BU Today:
Libraries have been churning out top-10 lists of their most popular books of late. The occasion can be an annual look back at the previous year’s hot reads, as with the Boston Public Library, or in the New York Public Library’s case, a blowing-out-the-birthday-candles on its 125th anniversary.
This got BU Today wondering: what are the most popular books borrowed from BU Libraries?
The article continues with several caveats about the lists [as one would expect]. We also learn some facts about the final lists:
The most popular traditional books all have had fewer than 100 borrowings since 2013, when the library system inaugurated new software that keeps such records. The most popular e-books have fewer than 200 views.
Direct to Complete Article and Two Lists:
- Top 10 Most Popular Print Books
- Top 10 Most Popular E-Books
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.