Do you have a passion about e-book sustainability for public libraries? Would you be interested in sitting on a panel to provide the perspective for public libraries? Will you be at ALA Midwinter in Atlanta? We Need You! ABOUT THE EVENT: Title: Defining a Sustainable E-book Model: Questions and Answers about Digital Monographs Time: Monday, January 23, 8:30am-10:00am Location: GWCC B215 ABOUT THE TOPIC Although national statistics which track e-books trends suggests that sales are decreasing, the development of new e-book business models appears to be on the rise. Libraries are struggling to manage a variety of e-book platforms from a vast array of publishers. Purchase options include individual monograph selection, subscription models, usage driven purchases, and e-book collections which have gotten bigger and bigger. Other issues include multiple platforms and access. While publishers and vendors pursue ways to maximize revenue, there has been push back from libraries, which want to get content on an as needed basis. E-books are not as easy to manage, it can be hard for a library to acquire content, and e-book models keeps evolving. The January 2017 PLVR panel discussion will provide a forum for the discussion about key trends for e-books in libraries. We will address questions about how publishers, vendors and libraries can negotiate issues surrounding business models, electronic property rights, print and download limits. How can publishers assure availability and access in the future? What gives everybody the best return on investment? We will also discuss accessibility options: what are the requirements for accessibility how should it be built into an e-book platform? CONFIRMED PANELISTS Rebecca Seger, Director, Institutional Sales, Americas, Oxford University Press Michael Bills, EBIS Sales Manager, West, Baker and Taylor Send an Email to Lee Sochay, email@example.com, to be a part of this important panel.
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