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High ebook prices ‘unsustainable,’ says city’s top librarian | Toronto Star

High ebook prices ‘unsustainable,’ says city’s top librarian | Toronto Star | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Publishers charge libraries up to $135 for an ebook, five times as much as the public would pay.

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The Role of Social Media for Libraries, Part II » Heather Backman - New York #ebooks

The Role of Social Media for Libraries, Part II » Heather Backman - New York #ebooks | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

by Lisa Chau:

Heather Backman 

"She discusses here how technology such as e-books affected the library:

In one sense, e-books have changed very little about what libraries do or how we do it; they just allow us to deliver a basic library service in a different medium. Some people have said that e-books are “killing” the printed book or that they spell the end of libraries, but that hasn’t been my experience. To my mind, the e-book is not “killing” the printed book, just supplementing it. We are still buying physical books in large quantities and I expect that we will continue to do so for a long time. I would go so far as to say that I doubt the physical book will ever completely go away. Even if it does, libraries are more about information-sharing than about lending physical items; handling e-books may mean changes in some of our procedures but I don’t think that libraries will cease to exist when the e-book predominates."


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