Guidelines for e-collections in NSW public libraries

Ecollections are growing in public libraries.  Some have turnover rates very similar to print publications, while others are substantially lower, sometimes even less than the collection size.  Book turnover for 2013/2014 is 2.9, for ebooks it is 1.65 and for eaudio it is 1.72. Ereaders and tablets are available for loan in some public libraries.  Some are well used, and others are never use. 

Deeper analysis of data and understanding of collection promotion and development enables public libraries to identify good practices ecollections and ereaders and enable NSW public libraries to maximise the benefits and reach of a significant investment.

E-collections in NSW public libraries - survey results  (Word 400Kb)