The entire point of the Panorama Project is to demonstrate with tangible evidence and data that libraries provide a financial benefit to authors and publishers. My part of the project obviously deals with the RA service end of the issue, but there is a lot of information coming out of Panorama Project that is useful to all public library workers. It has been extremely enlightening and useful to be a part of this. For example, in preparation for my part of the presentation [details below] at ALA Annual, I was allowed to see some early results of the survey. Much of what I have been saying for years in my training sessions is being corroborated.
This makes me feel good of course, but also, having some tangible data to support it will make me better at making you better at helping leisure readers.
Below is the information about that panel and what we are all talking about. Full info is also here:
I will be posting the link to all of the slides here on the blog on Monday 6/24.
In the meantime, while you wait for the latest info, the Panorama Project has the information and slides from their Book Expo 2019 session here.
I have reposted the details below, including access to some work product the Panorama Project has already produced.