Fantastic report out now exploring the potential of ebooks in academic institutions:
What makes this report unique, I think, is that is pulls together the challenges in libraries, e-learning and self publishing. Each of those domains is debating a slightly different set of concerns, and what this report does is synthesise them across three themes: creation, curation and consumption.
This is one of the projects I set up when I was at JISC. I worked with Ken Chad and his expert team to scope this guidance. They undertook literature reviews, case studies, interviews and focus groups. From the start I steered that there should be engaging visual outputs rather than detailed text: what was required was to develop a view across the whole space. They took that challenge and ran with it. We chose the rainbow to represent the promise of ebooks, and then the team distilled the key challenges and decisions beneath them. The infographics look great and the site works well on a mobile too. Excellent!
I plan to arrange an ebooks discussion with Warwick colleagues so that we can consider how we best respond to the opportunities that ebooks offer.