March 29, 2020

The Panorama Project Releases 2019 Annual Report and Provides a Look at 2020 Initiatives

From an Introductory Blog Post:

The Panorama Project’s first full year was a busy one as new ebook and audiobook terms from major publishers sparked intense conversations about libraries’ role in the publishing ecosystem, and the lack of transparent data limited the impact of those conversations. The Project itself was busy as a mid-summer change in leadership and a pivot towards advocacy and engagement required a shift in methodologies and priorities.

“Despite the growth in ebooks and audiobooks over the past decade, there are reportedly fewer people reading books today, and fierce competition for their attention and discretionary spending,” explained project lead, Guy LeCharles Gonzalez. “Coupled with fewer bookstores in fewer communities, it’s vitally important to understand what impact the 16,000+ public libraries across the United States have on developing readers, driving book discovery, and generating book sales.”

Direct to Complete Blog Post

Two New Initiatives Announced in Annual Report

  • Immersive Media & Reading 2020—Consumer Survey
  • Library Marketing Valuation Toolkit

Direct to Full Text: Panorama Project Panorama Project Annual Report—2019
10 pages; PDF. 

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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