Improving Search & Discoverability of Digital Content

Notes from Computers in Libraries 2013 Workshop

  • The rise of ebooks and ereaders.
  • The rise of self-publishing.
  • The rise of independent publishers.


  • Loss of ownership
  • Loss of discounts
  • Loss on integration
  • No used ebooks

The Douglas County model

  • Adobe Content Server
  • Assigned DRM
  • HTML5-based online eReader
  • VuFind discovery layer
  • Visual displays of eContent
  • Buy Now link
  • Patron-driven acquisition

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