Publishing 2012
World Bank/George Washington University,
Mexico City, Feb 2007
Preparing for the Future:
Digital Strategies for Publishers

Day 3

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2012, Continued


  • Web content has grown 1000%
  • Web content is "basic library" for everyone
  • Library funding now threatened
  • "Harvesters" and "Web 3.0" -- machine intelligences processing and finding value for individuals
  • "Free" continues to win in many markets
  • Open access predominates
  • Every publisher's competition is everything else in the world
  • Many niches for quality, many niches for specialty, many niches of specialized customers



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