The white paper, titled “Obstacles and Opportunities: Ebooks, Print and the Impact of Choice on Libraries and the Users They Serve,” explores the complexities of balancing print and ebooks, highlighting opportunities for collaboration between librarians and content aggregators. Focusing on the U.K. higher-education book market, the paper combines commentary from U.K. librarians with global data to draw attention to the complexities of managing book collections in multiple formats, focusing on:
- Similarities between managing print and digital books.
- Collection management obstacles—and opportunities—introduced by ebooks.
- How librarians can work with content aggregators like ProQuest to simplify the management of collections comprised of content in multiple formats.