As the e-book market develops on a licensed-access model, librarians caution that we are tumbling toward a digital memory hole in which large portions of our literary heritage could one day be lost altogether.
ProQuest's ebook division teamed up with the Irish bookseller O'Mahony's to deliver content to institutions in Ireland and the U.K. O'Mahony's library customers are able to purchase more than 600,000 ebooks—on a title-by-title basis or as part of a demand-driven acquisition (DDA) model—from ProQuest's ebrary and EBL.
The State of Worldwide Library eBook Lending Good E-Reader (blog) State of Victoria public libraries report 298,809 eBook downloads in 2011/12 and 497,045 downloads in 2012/13 (+66%) Users of the State Library of Western Australia downloaded 9,130...
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Link to summary of the report and Word and pdf versions
On Friday, online retail giant Amazon.com launched an unlimited e-book subscription service.The subscription will allow readers to pay $9.99 per month for unlimited access to the Amazon e-reading library.
Alyson Tyler's insight:
America only deal? Advantage is size of collection and ease of use over library e-book offers, but currently don't think it competes with the range of services provided by the totality of the library service.
EU Court Rules Libraries can Make eBooks without Publisher Permission Good E-Reader (blog) The highest court in Europe has ruled that libraries can digitize books without publishers permission and distribute them to dedicated reading terminals.
As demand for e-books grows, libraries at odds with publishers over pricing ... The Times, Trenton - NJ.com A hard copy of a book can be lent to a countless number of library patrons, but publishers will only license the use of e-books.
Kindle Unlimited and Libraries | Opinion Library Journal Andrewheadshot 170x170 Kindle Unlimited and Libraries | Opinion Not surprisingly, the library industry continues to digest and debate the potential impact from the launch of Amazon's Kindle...
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