ebrary released a summary of its 2011 Global Student E-book Survey. From the press release:
Key findings of the survey of more than 6,500 students include the following:
- E-book usage and awareness have not increased significantly in 2011 over 2008
- Preference for printed books over electronic books has not changed: Both are still equally important
- The vast majority of students would choose electronic over print if it were available and if better tools along with fewer restrictions were offered
- There is a need for reliable social media tools geared toward research
Read the entire press release: ebrary Survey Suggests Students’ Research Needs Unmet, Results to be Presented at Charleston (PDF).