In einer Mail mit dem Titel Google Book Settlement Market Analysis weist Bernie Sloan auf eine Wertschätzung des Google’s Book Settlements hin von Michael Cairns, ehemaliger Präsident von R.R. Bowker: „Database of Riches: Measuring the Options for Google’s Book Settlement Roll Out.“
An executive summary is at: http://bit.ly/cB2NgY. The full report is at: http://bit.ly/aA5VrX. And a Library Journal interview with Cairns is at: http://bit.ly/c2IY0C The LJ article notes: „In a paper titled ‚A Database of Riches: Measuring the Options for Google’s Book Settlement Roll Out,‘ Michael Cairns, former president of R.R. Bowker and Managing Partner, Information Media Partners, offers some informed – though admittedly not definitive – analysis of ‚the potential market opportunity that the Google Book Settlement could represent.'“ Among other things, Cairns estimates that 47% of the 9198 public libraries in the US will subscribe, at an average price of $21,000, and that 65% of academic libraries would subscribe at an average price of $55,000. (Library Journal asked him to explain those estimates).