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Penguin Revisits Library Pilot Terms | American Libraries Magazine

Penguin Revisits Library Pilot Terms | American Libraries Magazine | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Penguin Group USA revealed today that, as of April 2, it will remove the six-month embargo on ebook titles licensed to libraries and instead offer new titles immediately after they are released in the consumer market.
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Penguin Group USA > change to ebook lending at libraries!

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Penguin ebooks return to libraries

Penguin ebooks return to libraries | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Read 'Penguin ebooks return to libraries' on Digital Trends. After pulling its books due to "security concerns," Penguin is resuming letting Kindle owners borrow ebooks from libraries - just not new titles.
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Libraries respond to Penguin, and it’s not pretty

Libraries respond to Penguin, and it’s not pretty | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Fallout continues over Penguin’s decision to terminate its contract with library ebook distributor OverDrive — an action that meant its ebooks would not be available for libraries.

 

"Reaction amongst librarians was swift, and emphatic. Sarah Houghton, Director of California’s San Rafael Public Library, posted a sign in her library (see photo right), which she also made available for anyone to download on Google Docs, identifying not only Penguin but all the major publishers who, as a statement on the library’s website put it, ”currently refuse to sell or license eBooks to libraries” — including names and phone numbers of people to contact at each one."

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Will piracy kill e-book lending?

Will piracy kill e-book lending? | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Read 'Will piracy kill e-book lending?' on Digital Trends.

Penguin has pulled its new books from e-lending by libraries citing "security issues" with digital editions. Is it just a bump in the road, or will piracy doom e-book lending?

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