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Thursday, November 5 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
The Changing Academic Book Market Landscape: What’s Next?

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The academic book business is in the midst of rapid and historic change, effecting publishers, book vendors, ebook aggregators, librarians, and users alike.

A panel of librarians, publishers and vendors will discuss the opportunities and challenges arising out of this change, discussing changing demands and exploring how we might best integrate print and digital into sustainable models and worklfows. Discussion will begin with the points below, assessing where we are today and where we will be in the future.

• What are user preferences for print and ebooks today, and how might these preferences change? Will books continue to be a significant part of the academic enterprise?
• Can libraries address their users' preferences for content type? If not, why not?
• How will libraries access or acquire the content or books their users need?
• What can vendors and aggregators do to help libraries meet their users' needs?
• Do vendors and publishers need to support a shift away from print paradigms or work to integrate print and digital? How do they need to adapt to the changing ways libraries are acquiring and users are using books.
• What business models will sustain the business of academic publishing?
• Do the ways we assign “success” need to change?


Christoph Chesher

Group Sales Director, Taylor & Francis
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Carol Cramer

Head of Collection Management, Wake Forest University
Carol Joyner Cramer is the Head of Collection Management at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University. Before tackling Collection Management, she worked in Reference and as an Electronic Resources Librarian. She has also taught a credit-bearing Information Literacy course to undergraduates. She has a BA in Comparative Area Studies from Duke University and an MSLS from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. In her spare... Read More →
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Rick Lugg

Executive Director, Sustainable Collection Services/OCLC
Decision support for print book collections
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Monica Metz-Wiseman

Acting Director, Academic Resources, Univ of South Florida Library
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Kari Paulson

VP and General Manager - Ebooks, ProQuest
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Mark Sandler

Director, CIC Center for Library Initiatives, Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)
Mark Sandler is the Director of the Center for Library Initiatives at the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). He is interested in how libraries, publishers and users are managing the transition from print to electronic resources, with particular focus on the collaborative efforts of libraries to extend their mission to include content creation. He was a founder of the Text Creation Partnership, and has worked closely with the Google... Read More →

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