1. The once clear and sequential lines from author to publisher to distributor to retailer to end user are now blurred and promise to become re-invented. These changes throughout the publishing ecosystem also portend strategic re-alignment for libraries and their roles in society. Revolutions indeed.

    — Alan S. Inouye, director of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy, in his inaugural post for Digital Book World’s new library-centric blog (via cloudunbound)