The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that 69 percent of university research libraries plan to increase spending on eBooks over the next two years, according to a recent study published by Primary Research Group Inc. This finding was based on a survey of 45 research libraries in countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, Germany, and Japan. The survey suggests that eBook technology has improved dramatically in a short period of time: Only a year-and-a-half ago, college librarians were saying that eBooks were not ready for the campus environment…

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