New report on the future of scholarly monographs:
John W. Maxwell, Alessandra Bordini, and Katie Shamash, "Reassembling Scholarly Communications: An Evaluation of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Monograph Initiative Final Report, May 2016," The Journal of Electronic Publishing, 20 no. 1 (2017). DOI: 10.3998/3336451.0020.101
Mirela Roncevic writes about the adoption of DDA programs by libraries and reflects on their future value.
I'm biased, because I run the New Books Network (http://newbooksnetwork.com). I use it (and I've heard from other teachers that they use it) to introduce students to the world of monographs. Pretty much all we do on the NBN is interview monograph authors about their books. Most of my students don't even know monographs exist and they certainly aren't going to read them (at least until they write a senior thesis or some such bit of "deep-dive" research).