I often wonder who reads the e-books we link into our catalog. While I love reading on my Kindle I can’t go more than few “pages” into a web-based e-book before my head starts splitting. Of course, I have to overcome years of paper-based reading to be satisfied with these webified versions so perhaps my reaction isn’t typical.
We offer just over 8,070 Safari e-books in our catalog and during the first two months of this year 1,370 of those titles were accessed (roughly 17% usage). So, what’s hot?
Top ten titles for 2011 (with year-to-date access in parentheses):
- Program Development in Java: Abstraction, Specification, and Object-Oriented Design (3587)
- Computer Security: Art and Science (3202)
- Head First Design Patterns (1146)
- CCIE Professional Development Routing TCP/IP (1180)
- Internet & World Wide Web: How to Program, 4th ed. (1062)
- Learning SAS® by Example: A Programmer’s Guide (877)
- Effective Java™, Second Edition (772)
- CompTIA A+® Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, 7th Edition (671)
- Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML (660)
- Test Driven: Practical TDD and Acceptance TDD for Java Developers (658)
Least popular title that had at least one use thus far in 2011?
- Zend Framework in Action