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Kara Laufer Levesque

Kara Laufer Levesque

Digital Content Project Manager, ASTM
Kara Laufer Levesque is a Digital Content Project Manager at ASTM International. She has over a decade of experience in project management and seven years of experience in publishing. Kara has managed the production of online and print journals as well as standards and translated content. She currently focuses on the production of third party content for ASTM's Compass platform.

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It’s a muddled area for libraries, content providers and readers. Long-form content has traditionally been contained in printed volumes both for reasons of consumption as well as convenient access. With the arrival of ebooks, some aspects of engaging with long-form content became a bit easier – searchability, mobility, etc. Still, neither form seems to fully satisfy. Each user learns his or her own best practices for reading and referencing book content. Is it any wonder then that those whose scholarship relies on long-form content are suspicious of proposed changes to book production, delivery and access? This virtual conference will consider from a variety of perspectives issues associated with creation, publication, and distribution of The Book. Speakers may explore metrics of usage (downloads, duration of reading session, etc.) as well as questions of reader behavior, assignment of metadata, and long-term access to licensed digital content.

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