What’s Trending? Digital Content Formats and Subjects to Plan for in 2023

Sponsored by OverDrive Academic
Recorded on 02/07/2023

Posted in Ebooks and Digital Resources

What digital content and access trends should academic librarians prepare for in the new year?


With students and faculty relying on digital ebooks, audiobooks, film, and more for curriculum and extracurricular needs, demand for these formats and specific subject areas continues to grow. As Academic librarians plan for the new year, the OverDrive Academic team is breaking down some of the key trends we’re seeing when it comes to content and access.

In this webinar, we’ll cover:

  • Results of a 2022 Choice survey breaking down trends in subject area allocations, ebook and other digital format spend, and budgeting shifts
  • The subjects, formats and topics receiving attention in Academic libraries, including DEI importance, emerging manga and comics formats and the open access model 
  • How to easily build collections for your library in the areas your faculty and students need in 2023
  • Beyond the basics: how diverse digital formats can support Whole Student Education

You’ll hear from Academic content experts, including Kenny Cruse, OverDrive Academic’s Digital Content Librarian, and Suzanne Hall, Global Vendor Relations Manager at academic publishing company, Elsevier. During the presentation, Kenny and Suzanne will be highlighting global Academic trends, demand, and more for 2023.


  • Kenny Cruse

    Digital Content Librarian OverDrive Academic

    As a Digital Content Librarian for OverDrive Academic, Kenny helps partners selecting content, curating collections, and helps facilitate partner communications to his team. Outside of his time at OverDrive, Kenny loves reading books and comics, watching movies and playing video and games, including Dungeons and Dragons campaigns.

  • Suzanne Hall

    Global Vendor Relations Manager – Reference SolutionsElsevier

    Suzanne Hall works with third-party providers to drive eBook solutions as a compliment to Elsevier’s direct sales operations. Suzanne has worked in publishing and sales roles in education and research reference markets for almost 21 years; and for the past three years to drive research reference solutions growth via vendor-neutral strategy, reporting and planning, and target setting.

  • Wendy Chamberlain

    Senior Manager of Content ProgrammingKanopy

    Wendy Chamberlain is the Senior Manager of Content Programming at Kanopy, a streaming video service that partners with public libraries and universities to provide ad-free movies, documentaries, foreign films, and classic cinema to patrons and students. Prior to Kanopy, she co-founded and managed Videology, once the largest video rental store in Brooklyn, NY.

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