Cory Tucker, Head of Collection Development from UNLV and Emilie Delquie, VP of Publishers Communication Group provided an overview of the variety of ways in which electronic content is being procured in libraries. Cory discussed several current driving factors for procurement including decreasing library budgets, the variety of business models available, and network level access and discovery of content.
Emilie provided several statistical charts to show the shift of ARL expenditures from print to electronic (estimated 80% on electronic by 2020). She borrowed her slides from James Michalko at OCLC. Continue reading
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers conducted a survey of academic book publishers policies and practices in online publishing in 2009. The initial results of that survey are available (released in Oct. 09) with additional results to follow. More information can be found on the ALPSP site.
From the ALPSP site: The First Findings Summary (pdf) published on 13 October 2009 draws attention to:
* the size and extent of the forthcoming survey;
* the types of academic publishing currently being undertaken;
* the reported effect on sales of the ‘Look Inside’ function provided by Amazon;
* the number of publishers so far signed up to the Google Book Settlement;
* the proportion of eBooks published by commercial as against non-profit publishers.