Maria S. Bonn
Director of the Scholarly Publishing Program
University of Michigan
The CIC Electronic Publishing Venture (EPV) is an attempt to bring together University Presses and University Libraries to consider alternative distribution systems for Press content. In the past year, the EPV has tested models for content delivery, but more importantly has explored a number of cultural and economic factors that need to be considered if the partners are to work together successfully. This session will report on the work done to date and the future plans for the project. It will also discuss more broadly some of the dififculties of Library-Press collaboration and some strategies for overcoming those difficulties.