For the introductory material on the session, please see part one of this blog post.
Second group – Lenny Allen, OUP, Erin Igoe, Cambridge UP, Tony Horava, OCUL, Joy Kirchner, COPPUL
- Lenny – budget and workflow are concerns, always looking a year in advance.
- Erin – CBO general ebook platform focused on perpetual access of titles; forthcoming developments – digital collections from Cambridge Libary, New Cambridge history of Islam; discussing the best use of delivering print materials in a digital format that will be most useful, relevant and user friendly. Â Always looking at discoverability and functionality, they really want to be at the simultaneous release of p and e, it’s the workflow issue that is holding things up. Â Lots of opportunities for ILL, PDA, metadata (better and more consistent fashion), use reports. Suggests that librarians keep pushing the envelope with publishers.
- Tony – critical component of CD is knowing the release of p and e versions and which distribution channels will be used. Â Mobile access in the future will be important, what will the impact of ebook readers be on pricing, availability and usability of ebooks? Looking 5 – 10 years out, what will be the balance of print vs. electronic books, are rumors of the death of print exaggerated? Â eBook pricing is ambiguous, what will it be based on – hardback or another benchmark? Lots of experimentation with consortial pricing, he thinks many of the models will fall by the wayside b/c they aren’t sustainable, the best ones will succeed. Opportunities: paradigm shift from print to e; doing away with DRM; local hosting and perpetual access; ePUB format – how will this work and what implications will this have on the use of books; open access monographs – what are sustainable options?; expanding the value of ebooks – more collaborative use, ILL, etc.
- Joy – ebooks are not ejournals and pricing should reflect this; Joy supports creative negotiations and experiments with pricing. Â They are looking at ebook use and determining what is good use. Â They need to justify their spending for everything, need to be relevant to users and support institutional goals, collections need to be based on these principals. Â Looking for platform neutral models. Â Other concerns – findability, preservation, mobile use, DRM. Curious if publishers are looking at ways to capture the more social publishing tools – blogs, etc.
Group three (see part three) – Becky Clark, Johns Hopkins, Alex Holzman, Temple UP, Rob Kairis and Kay Downey, OhioLINK