Springer white papers

Springer’s commitment to quality content extends beyond books, journals, and databases. We have a long history of partnering with librarians and the larger scholarly community to provide white papers that support a greater understanding of the landscape we all share. It is our intent that these projects are mutually beneficial, relevant and insightful.

We invite you to download and share the papers below with your colleagues and patrons. 

The costs of print book collections

Making the case for large scale eBook acquisitions

Data quality and discovery

Success Strategies for Electronic Content Discovery and Access

Digital preservation

The Achievements, Challenges, and Encouraging Future. 

Springer eBooks

eBook Use and Acceptance in an Undergraduate Institution

Scholarly eBooks

Best Practices to Encourage High Usage

Understanding the Return on Investment for Libraries 

Open access

Broad Readership, High Impact: What authors need to know and how they can benefit. 

Acquiring eBooks

The Big Deal Approach to Acquiring eBooks: A Usage-Based Study 

STM eBooks

Librarian Perspectives on the First 5 years 

The end user perspective 

eBooks: The End User Perspective

Usage and perceptions

A Survey of eBook Usage and Perceptions at the University of Liverpool 

Costs and benefits 

eBooks: Costs and Benefits to Academic and Research Libraries 

A guide for librarians

10 Steps to Implementing an eBook Collection