2011 Selling to Libraries: The New E-book Aggregation Options

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Faced with shrinking budgets and limited space, libraries seek new ways to acquire the books their patrons want and need. Publishers must figure out a tenable model to meet this demand. Several new aggregators have emerged to offer collections of university press e-books on highly functional platforms to the library market. How should presses decide among these new options? Which ones will libraries choose to buy? What's the difference between subscription and perpetual access? What do libraries want, and how can presses provide it in a way that supports their own sustainability? A librarian from a major university and representatives from Project MUSE/UPCC, JSTOR, Oxford Scholarship Online, and Cambridge Books Online will be on hand to answer questions and provide backup as Fredric Nachbaur gives a comparative overview of the new aggregation options now available for scholarly monographs.

Chair: Fredric Nachbaur, Director, Fordham University Press

Panelists: Michael Levine-Clark, Collections Librarian, Penrose Library, and Associate Professor, University of Denver; Casper Grathwohl, Vice President and Publisher, Reference and Online, Oxford University Press; Bruce Heterick, Vice President, ITHAKA; Erin Igoe, Library Sales and Marketing Manager, Cambridge University Press; Dean Smith, Director, Project MUSE, The Johns Hopkins University Press

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