eBooks, Publishing, Innovation – and DAZL

Well *this* was fun!   New Zealand librarian Corin Haines (who is also an emerging leader in the Gates Foundation INELI program) interviewed me for his “Library Chat” podcast.  We talked about eBooks, publishing and innovation.  And laughed a lot!

Librarychat with Corin Haines

Even though we were halfway around the world from each other, the conversation felt like we were sitting in the same room together.

In related news, a study I conducted for the State of Arizona to investigate current “library as publisher” eBook models has been released.  The working name for the Arizona effort is “DAZL” – for Digital Arizona Library.

If you are curious about some of the technical details of the “Douglas County Model” ) for library eBook publishing (pioneered by DCL, Marmot Libraries, and others in Colorado) I think you will find the report worthwhile.  You can download the environmental scan report (including an analysis of technology configurations, estimated project costs and recommendations) or browse related project files (including other reports, including overall DAZL program recommendations) here.