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1 Exceptions To Every Rule: Managing The Ongoing Migration To E-Books And Streaming Media Karim Khan Branch Manager, Rush Library Loundon County Public Library Terry Metz University Librarian Washington and Lee University Elizabeth Kocevar-Weidinger Head of Instruction and Research Services Longwood University Diane Smith Associate University Librarian for Research and Educational Services George Mason University John Ulmschneider University Librarian Virginia Commonwealth University

2 Some data on e-book publishing Source: Aptara E-Book Survey 4, Sept Current engagement with e-booksPercent of titles available as e-books

3 Some data on e-book publishing Source: Aptara E-Book Survey 4, Sept. 2012

4 Some data on e-book publishing Source: Aptara E-Book Survey 4, Sept Percent of revenue from e-booksHow e-books are being priced and sold

5 Some data on e-book publishing Source: Aptara E-Book Survey 4, Sept Percent of publishers doing digital-first publicationPublishers allowing library access to e-books

6 Some different data on e-book publishing Source: Bowker print book publishing report 2011 Bowker title publication report from Books In Print

7 Two converging and reinforcing trends for academic and public libraries Acceleration in digital-only format for books AND in alternative publishing mechanisms Availability of course information content from outside the classroom via the web. Rise of the MOOCs!

8 Where will this leave us in 2025??  Hint: we’ve been at this place before  Scholarly journal literature has completed the migration to digital formats  Libraries still add irreplaceable value to the published artifact, even if it’s digital  Libraries have proven that they’re the most cost- effective way to access digital journal literature  Format migration is complete…but we’re still at the beginning of the changeover. Format migration is only the very first step.

9 Where will this leave us in 2025??

10  E-book roolz: All books are published in e-format.  U wish: Printed books regain standing and momentum.  MyBook: Printed books thrive on the periphery for individuals.  Brother from another planet: Print books thrive alongside their alien digital cousins…except in education.

11 Thank You! Questions?? John Ulmschneider University Librarian Virginia Commonwealth University


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