Areas for Future Research

A number of viable areas for future research emerged from the discussions at Publishing Unbound:

  1. A survey of funding models for independent publishers including cooperative funding, crowd-funding, institutional support, etc. 
  2. An examination of existing professional codes of conduct and systems of accountability in cultural industries as possible models for the publishing industry. 
  3. A survey of current funding models for digital-first magazine publishing, including changes to the Canada Council funding models. 
  4. Surveys of diversity in Canadian publishing industry and in publishing output. 
  5. An investigation into best approaches to gathering and disseminating existing information on inclusivity, accountability, and accessibility in the Canadian publishing industry.