Beyond Serials: Lessons Learned and Future Directions for e-Book Preservation

Stephanie Orphan
Director of Publisher Relations

Robert Wolven
Associate University Librarian for Bibliographic Services and Collection Development
Columbia University

Charles Hammer
Associate Director of Product Management Global Research
John Wiley & Sons

Portico began working with libraries and scholarly publishers on the preservation of e-books in 2008. The past five years have seen incredible growth in the scholarly e-book space and vastly increased coverage of e-books in digital preservation services. As is the case with all growth spurts, these accomplishments have been accompanied by inevitable growing pains. This session will bring together stakeholders from across the e-book preservation landscape to discuss lessons learned, challenges, and possible future directions for e-book preservation. Areas for discussion include the challenges of developing preservation business models for a market that is still evolving, making sense of the multi-platform and aggregator space, the impact of rights restrictions, format and technical issues, and challenges presented by complex and numerous publisher sales and access models.


Last updated:  Monday, April 14th, 2014