58 · Survey Results: Survey Questions And Responses
Biomed, practical books (test prep, job searching), regional interest.
Books related to Hawaii & Asia — I think this might be attributed in part to the UH Press books being available to all
UH-system campuses and include assigned reading.
Business & economics; computer science; science — it varies by platform.
Business and computer science.
Computer science and engineering.
Computer science, reference.
Computer science; software manuals; business; social science methods; historical primary source material.
Humanities — but this subject constitutes the majority of the collection.
It varies with the e-book collection, but business/economics and technology books tend to get higher usage.
Literature and engineering.
Literature, history, engineering.
No centralized statistics have been collected to date. The largest subject areas are engineering and science.
Only our ebrary collection has been tracked by subject. E-books in the sciences are the most heavily used.
Psychology, pure and applied sciences, life sciences, English literature, humanities. That is: PsycBooks, Springer/CRC
NetBase, Books 24x7, Books@OVID, CPS, AccessMedicine, MD Consult, Early English Books Online, Oxford Digital
Reference, computer sciences, health sciences, economics.
Science and Engineering but that’s because most of the content are in those areas.
Science material is heavily used, but so are the titles in the humanities and social sciences. We suspect, but have no
studies to support this suspicion, that many of the uses in humanities/social sciences result in the user retrieving the
actual book from the stacks, while uses in the sciences do not.
Science, and undergrad use across many areas.
Social sciences and sciences.
Social sciences and sciences are about even.
Social sciences, some engineering, esp. computer science manuals.
Varies depending on the collections.
We don’t monitor by subject yet, but anticipate doing so in the future.
We have not analyzed this.
We have selectively looked at usage data to evaluate the purchase of additional content (e.g., additional years of
Springer e-book content).