A Log Analysis Study of 10 Years of eBook Consumption in Academic Library Collections

  • Haley Littlewood
  • Annika Hinze
  • Nicholas Vanderschantz
  • Claire Timpany
  • Sally Jo Cunningham
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8839)


Even though libraries have been offering eBooks for more than a decade, very little is known about eBook access and consumption in academic library collections. This paper addresses this gap with a log analysis study of eBook access at the library of the University of Waikato. This in-depth analysis covers a period spanning 10 years of eBook use at this university. We draw conclusions about the use of eBooks at this institution and compare the results with other published studies of eBook usage at tertiary institutes.


Digital Library Usage Pattern Research Library User Session Electronic Book 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haley Littlewood
    • 1
  • Annika Hinze
    • 1
  • Nicholas Vanderschantz
    • 1
  • Claire Timpany
    • 1
  • Sally Jo Cunningham
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceUniversity of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand

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