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The eBook Journey: Visions
for the Future
Christina de Castell
Manager, Policy and Advocacy
March 17, 2016
How far we’ve come
Healthy creative industry
Libraries as curators
Technology
% trade
market
% fiction /
relevant segments
% specific
segments
Canada 17% 20% 50% +
US 13% 27% Up to 50%
UK 11.5% 25% 40...
How far we've come:
IFLA Principles 2013
A library must have the right to
license and/or purchase any
commercially available eBook
without embargo.
5
A library must have access to
eBooks under reasonable
terms and conditions and at a
fair price.
6
eBook licensing/purchase options must
respect copyright limitations and
exceptions available to libraries and their
users ...
eBooks available to libraries
should be platform neutral and
developed with standards for
accessibility
8
Strategies must be in place to
ensure the long term
preservation of eBook titles by
libraries.
9
eBook services must protect
the privacy of library users.
10
What do we need
to do next?
Transparency for authors
healthy creative industry
Beyond the bestseller
healthy creative industry
Libraries as curators and
advisors
self-publishing
Does format affect
understanding?
technology
Questions?
christina.de.castell@ifla.org
christina.decastell@vpl.ca
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  1. 1. The eBook Journey: Visions for the Future Christina de Castell Manager, Policy and Advocacy March 17, 2016
  2. 2. How far we’ve come Healthy creative industry Libraries as curators Technology
  3. 3. % trade market % fiction / relevant segments % specific segments Canada 17% 20% 50% + US 13% 27% Up to 50% UK 11.5% 25% 40% Germany 4.3% 10.6% 20% + France 1.1% 3% 20-30% Spain 3-5% 8% Up to 15% Italy n/a 4-5% Up to 40% Netherlands 4.7% 10% n/a Canadian Publishing 2015, Publishers Weekly online, September 18, 2015. Global eBook: A report on market trends and developments: Update 2015. Rudiger Wischenbart.
  4. 4. How far we've come: IFLA Principles 2013
  5. 5. A library must have the right to license and/or purchase any commercially available eBook without embargo. 5
  6. 6. A library must have access to eBooks under reasonable terms and conditions and at a fair price. 6
  7. 7. eBook licensing/purchase options must respect copyright limitations and exceptions available to libraries and their users in national law, such as the right to: copy a portion / reformat for print disabilities reformat to preserve / copy for another library's user / bypass TDM for non-infringing purpose. 7
  8. 8. eBooks available to libraries should be platform neutral and developed with standards for accessibility 8
  9. 9. Strategies must be in place to ensure the long term preservation of eBook titles by libraries. 9
  10. 10. eBook services must protect the privacy of library users. 10
  11. 11. What do we need to do next?
  12. 12. Transparency for authors healthy creative industry
  13. 13. Beyond the bestseller healthy creative industry
  14. 14. Libraries as curators and advisors self-publishing
  15. 15. Does format affect understanding? technology
  16. 16. Questions? christina.de.castell@ifla.org christina.decastell@vpl.ca

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