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The Evolution of eContent Publishing in Europe Suzanne Kemperman Director, Publisher Relations OCLC WESS Special Topics Discussion Group June 26, 2010.

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1 The Evolution of eContent Publishing in Europe Suzanne Kemperman Director, Publisher Relations OCLC WESS Special Topics Discussion Group June 26, 2010

2 WESS Special Topics Discussion Group Subtitle: From Fear of Cannibals to Open Access Evolution or Revolution? Experiment to Adoption Hurdles to Overcome Still – Mind the Gap Success to Date Future Trends

3 June 26, 2010WESS Special Topics Discussion Group Evolution or Revolution? 10 Years: From 10,000 to 1-10 million eBooks eBook requirements:  Acceptance of change  Technology and investments  Work flow  Business models  Use of eContent – User behavior

4 June 26, 2010WESS Special Topics Discussion Group eBook Experiment to Adoption US, then international publishers and some smaller/newer publishers. EU later  English-language dominance (US, UK) Institutional markets first  First US, then EMEA, then APAC, then rest Consumer market almost 10 years later due to lack of devices & adoption

5 June 26, 2010WESS Special Topics Discussion Group Hurdles to Overcome Philosophically Cannibals and pirates Legal challenges, author rights Return on investment Re-designing workflows, lack of standards Building eContent strategy Business models

6 June 26, 2010WESS Special Topics Discussion Group Still: Mind the Gap! The Gap  Declining print revenues  Low digital revenues Bridging the gap Discoverability Access Usage ROI for libs & pubs

7 June 26, 2010WESS Special Topics Discussion Group Success to Date All international STM and large trade publishers have web presence. Western European publishers slow, but increasing. Infrastructure developed eBooks simultaneous with print Working with multiple vendors New business models

8 June 26, 2010WESS Special Topics Discussion Group NetLibrary 2008 International eContent Publishers Chart does not include U.S. Publishers.

9 June 26, 2010WESS Special Topics Discussion Group European eBook Publishers Denmark: U Copenhagen France: EDP Sciences, Eyrolles, La Decouverte, Numilog, OECD Germany: Hogrefe, Thieme, U Goettingen, Walter deGruyter, Wiley VCH Hungary: Central European UP Netherlands: Amsterdam UP, Brill, IOS Press, John Benjamins, Now Publishers, Rodopi Spain: Dykinson, Paidotribo, Stanley Editorial

10 June 26, 2010WESS Special Topics Discussion Group Open Access Initiatives European University Presses take the initiative to develop an Open Access model for peer reviewed books in Humanities and Social Sciences Addressing publishing challenges

11 June 26, 2010WESS Special Topics Discussion Group Thank you! Suzanne Kemperman, OCLC Questions?


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