Monday, July 04, 2005

The future of print and electronic publishing output worldwide

Electronic Publishing Services Ltd (http://www.epsltd.com) was commissioned by the Library to research publishing output and trends in the UK and overseas to 2020, to inform the Library's longer term projections of collection growth and establish its physical storage need to 2020.

Their report projects future output of both print and electronic format and includes a category of “hybrid” material, ie where identical content is produced in both formats. All types of material currently in print are included, from books and newspapers to journals and conference proceedings. Recent and current statistics were gathered from industry sources, and informed opinions sought on future developments.

Extracts (PDF format) 332KB from the report by Electronic Publishing Services Ltd

If you are interested in seeing a copy of the full report, please contact

Eileen Kinghan Tel: 44 (020) 7412 7713 Email: eileen.kinghan@bl.uk"