On Friday afternoon, Len Vlahos, Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group (BISG), spoke about and shared ebook adoption statistics during the NISO/BISG 8th Annual Forum at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
NISO is the National Information Standards Organization.
Here’s how the presentation was described on the agenda webpage:
What can sales data tell us about e-book adoption and digital reading habits? This presentation will take a close look at book industry statistics from the publisher’s perspective, identifying trends related to global e-book adoption, and answering questions about where digital reading is going, to help publishers and libraries prepare for the future.
The slide deck from the presentation, “Where Digital is Going? E-book adoption by the numbers” is now available online and includes a number of useful charts.
- “New Forms of Discovery and Purchasing in Libraries: Demand Driven Acquisitions”
Michael Levine-Clark, Professor / Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services, University of Denver Libraries
- “Assessing Digital Output in New Ways”
Mike Taylor, Research Specialist, Elsevier Labs
- “Linked Content Coalition”
Todd Carpenter, Executive Director of NISO
- “The EPUB Platform and the Readium Foundation”
James English, Director of the Library Simplified Project, New York Public Library; member of the Readium Foundation Board
- “THEMA, the New Global Classification System”
Julie Morris, BISG