Libraries are also accustomed to licensing models. Going forward, Brantley says, “I think libraries will increasingly be placed into a position of needing to secure licensed access to a new generation of digital book repositories and service providers that will take advantage of these opportunities; libraries will have to engage in a round of innovation that optimizes their local service provision through integration with institutional data sources such as library catalogs and e-scholarship repositories. I would also expect that libraries will increasingly support distributed print-on-demand solutions, such as the Espresso machine, in order to provide a range of content-delivery models to their constituents.”
Laura Dawson is CEO of Numerical Gurus, LLC, consulting company providing services to the information, librarym and book industries. Dawson has consulted to numerous organizations in these verticals, primarily focusing on solving problems related to metadata, identifiers, Linked Data, semantic web applications, and structured content.