|NJ EContent Survey Executive Summary in PDF|
This is a summary of the results of the NJ Libraries EContent Survey distributed to New Jersey public libraries in March 2023, with the goal of collecting information on the selection, purchasing and provision of digital content in public libraries, library systems and library consortia.
- Total statewide investment on EContent: $6.5M+
- Percentage of NJ library respondents providing EContent: 97%
- Platforms most widely adopted: OverDrive & hoopla
Given the widespread investment on EContent in New Jersey, this group recommends exploring opportunities to maximize statewide collective purchasing power. Some libraries and consortia have already successfully collectively negotiated terms with EContent providers/aggregators. We seek to collect similar success stories as a guide to best practice moving forward.