Thus the 2014 Ebooks meeting will explore these themes in the context of academic publishing in the library and education sectors. It will bring together experts in digital publishing strategy, elearning communities and new business models so as to enable all partners to keep ahead of publishing changes. Speakers will include representatives of learning systems, digital publishing experts, specialist packaged services such as the Berg fashion library and experts in e-book procurement. There are agreed speakers from Sheffield University, Cambridge University Press, the Open University, Bloomsbury, JISC, SAGE, University of London and Proquest. The event will again be chaired by David Ball formerly PVC of Bournemouth University.
There are now ebooks which derive from using a books' readership to create social networks which can both add to or redefine the ebook;
There are possibilities of aggregating ebooks so as to develop new bundled products - in effect packaged libraries - with different licensing and pricing models;
There are technological ways in which books can now be enhanced to provide new reading and learning experiences fully integrated with an individual's work flow or built into onlein courses such as MOOCs
There are opportunities for libraries and others to become publishers in their own right exploiting their own assets through ebook channels.
As usual the meeting will be of interest to anyone concerned with the ebook and econtent business including librarians, ebook and other publishers, learning technologists and intermediaries such as ebook aggregators and resellers.
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