(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Students in the United Kingdom who recently participated in ebrary's Global Student E-book Survey reported a greater preference for digital over printed books and higher usage than their global counterparts in a similar survey conducted in 2011. When asked how often they would choose e-books over printed books, 58% of UK students stated they would "very often" to "often" choose the digital version if it were available compared to 48% of global respondents. Over 85% of UK students indicated they use e-books up to 10 hours per week and only 10% stated that they never use
Library services provider ProQuest has acquired digital content and services provider ebrary, a union that will "add a growing pool of a quarter-million e-books to ProQuest's monumental content offerings," according to a press release issued by ProQuest about the acquisition. The release also cited that ebrary, which was founded in 1999, had increased its 2010 revenue by more than 30 percent over the previous year.
Charlotte, N.C.-based distributor Baker & Taylor Inc. has launched the first phase of its integrated digital media distribution platform through a licensing partnership with ebrary, an e-content services and technologies provider headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. The new platform will make electronic and print titles a one-stop-shopping experience for Baker & Taylor customers.