Frankfurter Buchmesse‘s white paper, Industry Leaders’ Perspectives on the Digital Transformation Journey in Publishing, is based on interviews with leaders from the STM, Education and Trade sectors. The objective was to gain insights regarding five core elements in the digital transformation journey: Content Storage, Metadata, Content Agility, Discoverability and Collaboration. The interviews were conducted in early 2017 and include senior leaders holding “C-Suite,” Vice-President and Director+ positions.
The full PDF may be downloaded here. Some highlights below.
On how publishers are progressing with digital transformation
- Half of the interviewees believe their current transformation efforts were ‘on par’ relative to peers in the publishing industry.
- STM organizations cited significant investments in 3 of the 5 transformational areas over the past few years, bolstering their claim to “lead” the rest of the industry.
- Conversely, over 30 percent of Trade and 50 percent of EDU respondents feel that their companies are lagging the industry on the transformation journey.
- 50 percent of publishers interviewed are looking for ways to replace declining revenues from print and advertising, with 41 percent looking to new product options.
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