Strategic Solutions for Overcoming a Complex E-Book Ecosystem: De Gruyter’s University Press Library

Sponsored by De Gruyter
Recorded on 02/11/2020

Posted in Ebooks and Digital Resources


This webinar provides an in-depth discussion of the complex—and often conflicting—imperatives that drive library acquisitions models and university press ebook publishing. It brings together librarians, university press representatives, and academic publishing professionals to discuss the findings of a five-year pilot project De Gruyter ran with Princeton, Harvard, and Columbia University Presses along with LYRASIS and ten academic libraries. The pilot project provides a sustainable business model for the easy acquisition of eBooks that are free of DRM with multi-user access and perpetual rights. The speakers provide perspective on the pilot’s findings, recommendations for moving forward, upcoming phases of the pilot, unveiling De Gruyter’s new University Press Library.

Attendees can expect frank discussion of:

  • Constraints facing both academic libraries and university presses; acquisitions pain points and bottlenecks;
  • How De Gruyter’s new University Press Library bridges the gap between university press’ and libraries; and
  • How custom solutions that streamline DRM serve the community.

Join the conversation on February 11!


  • Image of David Celano

    David Celano

    Americas Sales DirectorDe Gruyter
  • Ana Maria Ion

    Partner Press AssociateDe Gruyter
  • Image of Bill Maltarich

    Bill Maltarich

    Head of Collection DevelopmentNew York University Elmer H. Bobst Library