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Ebook business models for public libraries (ALA 2012)

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The Business Model/Licensing Group has developed the following document describing the characteristics of possible business models to help public libraries negotiate contracts with publishers. While there are certainly other business model options to consider, and changing technologies will have a direct impact on the kinds of business models we may see in the future, the Business Model Group focused on characteristics of business plans that are viable today. The Business Model Group will supplement this information with a matrix chart that ranks the features of business models.


  1. Libraries and Publishers
  2. General Features and Attributes
  3. Characteristics of Business Models:  Constraints and Restrictions
  4. Digital-Native Business Models
  5. Characteristics of Business Models: Advantages to Publishers
  6. Summary


Final published version (6 pages)

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