May 6, 2021

Q&A: Gale EVP Frank Menchaca on Digitization and Ed2Go College Courses

Frank Menchaca

Frank Menchaca, executive vice president of publishing for Gale Cengage Learning, discusses digitization projects and the company’s new college courses for public libraries as part of a series of Q&As leading up to “The Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond,” LJ’s third annual ebook summit on Wednesday, October 17.

Q&A: Ingram Library Services VP Rich Rosy on E-Content Management

Rich Rosy, vice president and general manager of Ingram Library Services, discusses the distributor’s views on e-content management as part of a series of Q&As leading up to “The Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond,” LJ’s third annual ebook summit on Wednesday, October 17.

Q&A: Random House VP Skip Dye on Ebooks in Libraries

Skip Dye, vice president, director of library and academic marketing and sales for Random House, discusses the publisher’s views on ebooks in libraries as part of a series of Q&As leading up to “The Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond,” LJ’s third annual ebook summit on Wednesday, October 17.

Ebook Marketplace Q&A: David Burleigh, OverDrive

“Libraries will serve in the same role they always have: As curators of information for their communities. Librarians are ‘information specialists’ and they will continue to connect readers with all forms of reading. Patrons will come to libraries for recommendations of what to read next and to find and discover relevant information.”

Ebook Marketplace Q&A: Scott Wasinger, EBSCO Publishing

Scott Wasinger, EBSCO

The next big innovation to impact the ebook landscape should be broad availability of text books in electronic format once a business model is reached that publishers can be comfortable with. In the meantime, consolidation of eBook companies and increasing competition is driving innovations for better eBook products and services for libraries.

Ebook Marketplace Q&A: Rich Rosy, Ingram Library Services

Libraries must develop the right models and collaborate with the right partners to be able to deliver content to their patrons in the correct formats on the devices of choice.

Ebook Marketplace Q&A: Cynthia Sanner & Erin Sullivan, GALE Cengage Learning

cynthia sanner

As more books go digital, librarians will occupy more of the training and coaching role. Today’s librarian will need to excel at training users on how to use databases, eReaders, tablets and mobile.

Ebook Marketplace Q&A: John Williams, Follett Library Resources & BWI

The management of digital resources requires a selection and evaluation process by a professional who’s involved with integrating technology into teaching and learning. We see examples of this change underway in lots of libraries today.

Ebook Marketplace Q&A: George Coe, Baker & Taylor

The materials may evolve, and the design and use of physical space in the buildings may shift, but the central role of libraries doesn’t change. Libraries democratize access to information and entertainment, and provide the spaces for both individual pursuit and community engagement.

Ebook Marketplace Q&A: Tom Mercer, 3M

3M's Tom Mercer

The challenge of a digital world is how to connect a patron’s needs and interests with the right digital information. Libraries will play a vital role in showing people books the wide variety of books and authors that are available. Without variety we could becomes a nation of books only read from a top 10 list.