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Friday, November 8 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Searching for Sustainability: Strategies & Choice in the eBook Supply Chain

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As ebooks have evolved within the publishing and library community, publishers have faced many new choices of how to distribute their content. This presentation will focus on what those choices are, and how those decisions affect not only the availability of content to the library market, but how publishers with different strategies are performing.

Evelyn Elias will kick off the discussion by addressing a few questions:
• Why exactly does it take so long for ebooks to publish?
• Why aren’t all ebooks available everywhere?
• How do relatively new models of PDA and STL affect a publisher’s bottom line differently than traditional books?

Michael Zeoli will provide:
• A review of the shifting landscape that digital content has precipitated for publishers, suppliers, and librarians
• Statistics on content sales via YBP, highlighting challenges facing all segments of our universe
• Publisher X vs. Publisher Y: different strategies and performance

Rob Kairis will discuss the various challenges ebooks present from the library perspective. Despite the fantastic technological advances ebooks provide, when purchased by individual libraries ebooks cannot be shared. When purchased at the consortial level, striking the correct balance between cost and access is key. Are current ebook models sustainable for libraries and consortia?

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Evelyn Elias

Library Sales Director, Taylor & Francis
why I love what I do: "Bookselling was and is for me a cultural and political expression, an expression of progressive change, of a challenge to oppressive authority, of a search for a community of values which can act as an underpinning of a better world. The true profit in bookselling... Read More →
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Rob Kairis

Library Director, Kent State University, Stark Campus
My interests include: Cooperative Collection Development, Library Approval Plans, Plagiarism, Academic Honesty, Information Literacy.
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Michael Zeoli

VP, eContent Development, YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services, 1997-current ebrary, 2005-2007 Regenstein Library, Acquisitions Dept., University of Chicago http://www.niso.org/news/events/2015/virtual_conferences/eternal_ebooks/

Friday November 8, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm EST
Magnolia Room, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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