E-Publishing in Calgary
Technology and innovation are driving the growth of Calgary’s creative industries. New digital media businesses are building upon creative skills borrowed from the city’s rich traditional arts and culture industries. Use of technology is also transforming the creative process in traditional applied arts and design industries sparking the creation of new products and modes of product delivery.
Over the last decade, employment in Calgary’s publishing, printing and related support services has ranged from a low 4,800 workers in 2007 and a high of 7,900 workers in 2003. Currently, employment in the industry is at 5,500 workers.
In recent years, the publishing community has grown to include electronic publishing (e-publishing). As interest and utilization of e-readers and tablets continues to grow, e-publishing will play a significant role in providing content to users. Companies are also utilizing e-publishing technology to create interactive content, enhancing the user experience and providing special features, multimedia elements and other extras unavailable via traditional publishing mediums.
Beyond the various books, magazines and other material that is published and printed in Calgary, the city is home to two very important assets that support this sector – the Calgary Public Library and the Glenbow Museum’s Library and Archives.