ALA has released their 2010 The State of America's Libraries Report. Though the report warns of a "‘perfect storm’ of growing demand and shrinking resources", there are some encouraging signs for publishers investing in digital resources: 


  • "Academic libraries added 20 million e-books in 2008, bringing the total to about 102.5 million—a breathtaking two-year increase of 59.4 percent from the 64.3 million held in fiscal 2006"

  • "Expenditures for electronic serial subscriptions increased to $1 billion in fiscal 2008 from $691.6 million in 2006, according to the ALA Office of Research and Statistics."

Read the full report here.