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At the recent ICBIC Conference held in Taipei, Taiwan, ProQuest's Digital Publishing Director Conita Leung, moderated the session, “Meeting the changing research needs of students – an ebook survey on China students." Five research papers were presented, which summarized the survey results of 4,755 respondents from over 80 member institutions.
The survey was co-sponsored by ProQuest and CALIS (China Academic Library & Information System). Its findings were that ebrary’s flagship product, Academic CompleteTM, improves research outcomes and provides unique value to users, by boosting ebook discoverability and usage, while maximizing the return on investment.
The survey also covered the following areas:
>> Overall awareness of the electronic resources at their university
>> Ebook user behavior
>> Usage of ebook resources
>> What challenges are there in using ebooks?
>> Reviewing important ebook features
>> Evaluating whether training was important in using information resources for their learning and their research
>> Identifying ebook trends and needs in North America
The ICBIC Conference (International Conference on Business, Information, and Cultural creative Industry) brings together researchers and practitioners from all over the world to share new ideas and present latest developments in the academic and practical areas of business and information, and those in the cultural creative industry.