Slide Presentation: Book Industry Study Group (BISG) Executive Director Shares Ebook Adoption Statistics
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
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.