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Individual Titles  10 
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5. What were the main drivers for the decision to acquire the first e-books? Check all that apply.
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e-book format provides anywhere, anytime access 62 87%
Appropriate content for our collection became available 56 79%
Acceptable purchase/subscription cost for the content 48 68%
e-book format offers searching book contents 47 66%
e-book format offers multiple simultaneous users 33 47%
Vendor supplies MARC records 26 37%
Vendor permits acceptable uses of the content 23 32%
Users requested books in electronic format 20 28%
Reduced demand on physical storage space 17 24%
Vendor provides COUNTER compliant statistics 10 14%
Acceptable e-book reader became available 6 9%
Other 21 30%
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