E-books for students: Results of the digital university project in the Brittany region

Over the last two years, university libraries in Brittany have been conducting an experiment providing a pooled collection of e-books in French for students throughout the region. As well as purchasing titles on sale, the libraries have also tried to negotiate with publishers directly to broaden the offer of e-book titles. The results are promising. The statistics demonstrate a high use rate of titles available online, while discussions with publishers have led to greater awareness on their behalf of digital issues.