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Ebooks 2013

The next annual Ebooks conference will address the twin themes of emerging business models, including open access and self published ebooks, as well as the developing tools to manage and discover these. Expert speakers will cover these issues the at 9 May event to be held under the direction of the Centre for Publishing.

Ebook technologies are making it easier and easier to distribute content digitally so that we have seen a plethora of new business models emerging with very different approaches to traditional publishing. These involve open source or open access publishing, typically in the academic sector for research monographs, self publishing in novels and short fiction, part publishing and even paid for publishing to support international scholarly works. There are other developments, for example: a resurrection of University and professional publishing, with even small universities starting publishing ventures; the notion of libraries as publishers which is now well documented; and print on demand which has ensured that no book need any longer go out of print. Couple all of this with emerging tools such as Linked data and other discovery tools and new and innovative ebook platforms and it can be seen that there is significant change underway.

The keynote this year will be a strategic overview from Lorraine Estelle, the CEO of JISC Collections; other speakers include Jeni Evans from Ingram and their Vitalsource ebook platform, Richard Wallis from OCLC, Dan Martin, Director of Strategy and Chameleon, Robert Faber, Director of the Discoverability Program from OUP, and Nick Canty of UCL itself.

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The JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT, London, United Kingdom
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09 May 2013
10:00 - 17:00
University College London 

Posted: 18 February 2013 In: Related Events

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