Report: “Ebook Lending Has Been Included For the First Time in UK Libraries’ Annual Tally Of Loans, and Indicates Distinct Preferences Between Media”
From The Guardian:
Gail Honeyman’s “up lit” novel Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine was the most borrowed ebook from UK libraries last year, with new figures showing a marked difference in taste between those borrowing ebooks and those checking out print titles.
This is the first time data for the most borrowed ebooks has been released, with Honeyman’s story of a woman whose carefully timetabled life is shattered by an act of kindness, topping the chart.
The new figures cover the period between July 2018 and June 2019, and coincide with an estimated 358% surge in ebook borrowing during the first three weeks of lockdown in England.
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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.