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Publication Date

March 2015

Publication Title

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2015 Conference


Collection Development and Management | Library and Information Science


The continuing growth of ebook purchases through librarian selection and demand driven acquisitions (DDA) has resulted in an explosion of ebook platform usage. This paper presents the results of a comparative analysis done on the features, usability and accessibility of academic ebook platforms such as ebrary, EBL, Safari, Springer, and Wiley. This research was done across platforms (iOS, Windows, Android) and included testing with a variety of the most prominent accessible technologies.


© The Authors.This article appears in the ACRL 2015 Conference Proceedings and can also be found online at this link.