Libraries & Archives

Libraries & Archives

Monday, February 28, 2011

Limits on eBooks?

In the library world, a great controversy is brewing after librarians, who have spent thousands of dollars on eBooks, were informed that new purchases of Harper Collins audio and text ebooks will only be allowed 26 checkouts.

See the discussion here

Discriminating Against Libraries, 26 eBook Circs at a Time

and here
What eBook reaction best serves our patrons?

And this just in from Judy, our reference and instruction librarian, who was cleaning out an old cache of news. Surely it is pertinent!

Apple made deals with Macmillan, Simon and Schuster, and a couple of others. Also, HarperCollins is stopping production of CDs which seems a little premature.

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