Perspectives: Local

Vol. 14 No. 1 (2016)

Insights From the Data: The 2015 SLAV Schools eBook Survey

May 2, 2019


Between August and October 2015, SLAV ran the first comprehensive survey of eBook use in Victorian school libraries. This paper outlines the scope of the survey as well as the findings. School libraries operate in an environment where more and more students and teachers expect quick, simple, and 24/7 Google-like access to information. They also expect access from whatever device, or devices, they happen to use. As a result, it is important for school libraries to develop eBook collections that deliver best value for their school. This includes supporting literacy, broader reading, and the curriculum within a 24/7 learning environment.

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