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ALA Midwinter 2005 Briefing The Emerging Role of eBooks OCLC Online Computer Library Center ASIDIC Spring 2007 Meeting March 11-13, 2007 Orlando, Florida.

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1 ALA Midwinter 2005 Briefing The Emerging Role of eBooks OCLC Online Computer Library Center ASIDIC Spring 2007 Meeting March 11-13, 2007 Orlando, Florida

2 Role of the eContent Aggregator Diverse content Diverse publishers Global reach Content Security One platform, one web site, with one interface, and one search engine Note: NetLibrary offers only electronic content

3 NetLibrary Catalog eBooks:130,000+ by year end eJournals:6,600+ eAudiobooks:5000+

4 eAudiobooks eJournals eResources Today... eBooks eArticles eDatabases Many containers...

5 Tomorrow’s Vision: Container becomes meaningless eBoo k eJourn al eVide o eLectu re Series Historic Databa se eArticl es

6 Thank You Marge Gammon Division Vice President, NetLibrary Library & Publisher Services OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. OCLC Online Computer Library Center

7 Topics for Panel Discussion “Getting the Packaging right” The emerging role of searchable electronic book databases Value Proposition Economic Models and Publisher Issues Technical Issues

8 E-books Value Proposition E-books – Jury still out? Content utilization…. Reference and Research Cover constrained? Learning, Productivity and Training

9 Economic Models and Publisher Interests Economic Models –Subscriptions, per use, free –Pricing issues –Cost savings vs. print libraries –Publisher Interests –New market or not? –Royalty models –Reporting

10 Technical Issues Chunking Conversion Search Tagging

11 Questions? Comments?

12 Thank you!!


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