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V schaik ebook conference Dealing in Disruption

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  • 1. Dealing in Disruption: eBooks, Universities and Publishers in a Digital AgeThe common pattern when a disruptive technology rattles the complacency of amarket sector is the emergence of a ‘horseless carriage’, imitative of the existingproduct and market model. More gradually, radically disruptive models tend toemerge, often from the sidelines. In this talk, Eve Gray will offer a strategicreview, from a South African perspective, of developments and changing roles inour increasingly networked universities, in a publishing industry facing thechallenges of emerging e-textbook markets, and of some of the more radicalalternative models emerging locally and globally. The question is how thesecould best come together in the interests of higher education and industrygrowth.Eve Gray is an Honorary Research Associate in the Centre for EducationalTechnology and an Associate in the IP Law and Policy Research Unit at theUniversity of Cape Town. She has a background in scholarly and highereducation textbook publishing and has worked as a strategy consultant in thepublishing industry and a researcher exploring the potential that informationand communication technologies offer for the development of more effectivecommunications in African universities.