Andrew Richard Albanese from Publisher’s Weekly wrote a very nice article about life with eBooks in public libraries.Â I have clipped a couple of paragraphs below.Â The fulltext is available on the Publisher’s Weekly site.
Discussions between libraries and the big six publishers over e-book lending have grabbed headlines in 2012, but despite cordial statements from each side about the benefits of communication, a report released this month from the American Library Association suggests the two sides remain far from a breakthrough.
â€œMixedâ€ is how Robert Wolven, associate university librarian at Columbia University, and co-chair of the ALAâ€™s Digital Content Working Group, describes the state of affairs between libraries and publishers. â€œI think the discussions weâ€™ve had demonstrate that weâ€™re not at an impasse,â€ Wolven tells PW. â€œThere are potential paths for exploration and for improving things. But thereâ€™s still a lot of work to be done.â€ Continue reading Life with E-Books