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Reading print vs online
Nearly three quarters of young people prefer print
By Charlotte Eyre in "The bookseller"
The 16-24 generation is still firmly in favour of print books, new research shows, with 73% saying they prefer print over digital or audio formats.
Exclusive research conducted by Voxburner for The Bookseller showed that while nearly three-quarters of young people said they prefer the print form, only 27% prefer e-books and 31% said they don’t buy e-books at all.
Report on ebooks and elending in Australian public libraries released
Some of the key findings of the report include:
Australian public libraries now lend ebooks; up from 69% 2013 to 97% in 2014.
Ebooks make up 5–6% of a public library’s collection.
In 53% of public libraries, ebooks account for less than 5% of loans.
60% of libraries use two or more ebook providers, up from 33% in 2013.
Between 1/2 and 2/3 of libraries are less than satisfied with the choice of bestsellers, books by Australians, popular authors and overall content.
71% of libraries have ebooks in their catalogue but only 23% of libraries are able to offer ebooks direct from their catalogue.
More libraries appear to be loaning ereading devices — 23% in 2014,19% in 2013.