“FY18 federal library funding has not been saved yet and hurdles can arise at each stage of the appropriations process,” PW’s Andrew Albanese tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally.
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“The publishers in AAP’s StatShot program reported that revenues declined about 6.6% over 2015. Overall, revenue for 2016 was $14.25 billion, down from $15.26 billion in 2015,” says Andrew Albanese.
“For library patrons, the HarperCollins deal means 24/7 access to titles in the selected collection—no more waiting on a hold list for these titles,” says Andrew Albanese.
“As the pace of digital change quickened, librarians have found themselves at once evangelizing for digital technology and wrestling with its implications.”
In time for last week’s BookExpo in New York City, BISG unwrapped Untapped Opportunity, documenting that more than half of those surveyed were “currently missing out on meaningful rights revenue” as well as frustrations that paper-based workflows and reporting remain costly and ineffective.
A re-imagined BookExpo has opened in New York City’s Javits Convention Center, welcoming book industry professionals — and later this weekend, the book-reading public.
America’s libraries are business-building, job-creating, workforce-preparing engines of the U.S. economy in every corner of the country.
The reconfiguration of BookExpo and the expansion of BookCon are intended to build “an end-to-end solution where publishers can launch their titles to the trade and consumers all in one place.”
The message librarians brought to the hill was clear: save the Institute of Museum and Library Services, fully fund libraries, and reauthorize the Museum and Library Services Technology Act, the law that makes all library funding possible at the federal level.