April/May 2011

FEATURE

Bringing e-book resources together

Last year the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) published a study into scholarly books carried out by consultant Laura Cox. Among the many findings, the study revealed that aggregators and e-book vendors were the favoured channels to market for publishers, although publishers' own platforms and those of their hosting company were also well used. Sian Harris asked some e-book providers about the role of aggregators, their relationships with publishers and the business models being used