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Thursday, 7th October 2010

"The Future of Publishing: Libraries and the Changing Role of Creators and Consumers"

Andy Havens and Tom Storey talk with Catherine Mitchell, Director, Publishing, California Digital Library and Andrew Pate, Senior Vice President of Business Development at On Demand Books (they market the Espresso Book Machine). Previously he worked at Lulu.com.

Here are two brief passages from the approx. 2700 word article.

From Catherine Mitchell:

“We are working to get involved in research farther upstream, rather than dealing reactively with it once it comes to us fully formed and looking for copyright advice, preservation services, a publications platform or a sustainability model,” Catherine says. “We’re there talking to the researchers as they are creating their works and advising them about format, copyright and publication options.

“It also enables ‘on-the-ground librarians’ to continue to develop and expand those strong networks of faculty users and potential users.”

From Andrew Pate:

“There are huge shifts going on in publishing, and yes, it has been going on for a long time,” Andrew says. “A term I’ve used to summarize the changes is the convergence of intellectual property and technology.”

Andrew explains that there is a convergence of intellectual property and technology taking place in music, video/film, and more and more in books. The explosion of self-published materials, the prevalence of desktop publishing, advances in digital printing—all tied together by the Internet—is creating new markets and opportunities. Different business models, new delivery mechanisms and how this convergence is bringing together creators and consumers is exciting, he says, and reflective of our heritage.

The Andrew Pate section of the article includes a list of six trends in publishing: physical distribution; rights; metadata; ambiguity; music; and self publishing.

You can access the full text of the NextSpace article here.

Source: OCLC

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