eBOUND Releases Report on Digital Best Practices for Publishers and Librarians

September 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            

TORONTO, ON – eBOUND Canada releases A Report to the Canadian Publishing Community on Trends and Issues in Canada’s Public, University and College Libraries to reunify librarians and Canadian publishers.

With the demand for e-materials rising, Canadian publishing houses and public libraries are struggling to meet their digital requirements in a period of ambiguity and rapid reform. Traditional lending and acquisition models are ill-equipped to fulfill the needs of public and post-secondary library patrons.  Many of the existing business models for providing e-materials to libraries present small-to-midsize publishers with unviable terms that restrict experimentation. This report investigates the diverse climates of public, university, and college libraries, to determine sustainable practices for Canadian publishers.

With the financial support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), eBOUND Canada has commissioned this in-depth report to facilitate informed conversation between Canadian publishers and librarians in their pursuit of the best business solutions in the digital marketplace



Elizabeth Barker

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

eBOUND Canada

416-487-6116 ext. 233