[LINK] The Australian book industry's role in digital culture

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Thu Oct 6 11:08:54 AEDT 2011

Greetings from Senator Lundy's Digital Culture Public Sphere, looking at 
government policy on the on-line contribution to culture, happening in 
Sydney today (it is being streamed live): 

The federal government's Book Industry Strategy Group (BISG) has 
released "Cover to cover: A market analysis of the Australian book 
industry" a 134 page report prepared by Jeremy Thorpe at PWC for the 
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. Tjis is timely 
as I am in a breakout group at the Public Sphere event, discussing 
e-book policy with people from government agencies, industry groups and 
authors. In my view the BISG needs to take into account the new eBook 
industry more and the obsolete paper-book industry less: 

Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
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Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Research School of Computer Science,
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