Thursday, November 08, 2007

Faculty like digital? Really?

I'm a bit skeptical of this announcement. Sure, I'll grant that many faculty like 24/7 access to digital resources and that they like the searchability of them, as evidenced by my last post. But I'm not so sure I agree with their conclusions that "faculty members want portable reading devices and more electronic content." Obviously, those conclusions support their business model. And I think their numbers may be skewed by the fact that the solicited survey respondents via their web site. Faculty using the ebrary web site are obviously already using lots of digital resources and probably likely to use more. I'd be happy to be proven wrong, but it doesn't really jibe with what I hear from people.