2013 Backlist Ebooks and the Library Market

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We're all familiar with the challenges of producing backlist ebooks, which can range from contractual and permissions bottlenecks to formatting dilemmas. But what are the considerations farther downstream, for the libraries that constitute a fair slice of the potential market for backlist ebooks from university presses? How do libraries think about backlist ebooks? Would they buy more with less DRM? Are some subject areas more in demand than others? This panel will look at the current and potential library market for backlist ebooks through the perspective of a university librarian; of a vendor with entrée into the library, publisher, and content aggregator worlds; and of a representative from a university press with a strong record for creative reissues of backlist material in digital form.

Chair: David E. Des Jardines, Marketing and Sales Director, University of Georgia Press

Panelists: Marjorie Fowler, Digital Assets Coordinator, University of North Carolina Press

Jason S. Price, Interim Library Director, Claremont Colleges Library and E-Resource Analyst, Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium

Michael Zeoli, Vice President, eContent Strategy and Partner Relations, YBP Library Services

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"Backlist Ebooks and the Library Market: One Librarian's Perspective, Jason Price


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