"Based on conversations with publishers and deliberations on the ebook market, the American Library Association (ALA) released Ebook Business Models for Public Libraries, a report that describes general features and attributes of the current ebook environment and outlines constraints and restrictions of current business models. The report, which was created by the ALA Digital Content and Libraries Working Group (DCWG), suggests opportunities for publishers to showcase content through public libraries."
Ebook business models for public libraries: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/sites/default/files/EbookBusinessModelsPublicLibs_ALA.pdf
"The DCWG recommends three basic attributes that should be found in any business model for ebooks:
- Inclusion of all titles: All ebook titles available for sale to the public should also be available to libraries
- Enduring rights: Libraries should have the option to effectively own the ebooks they purchase, including the right to transfer them to another delivery platform and to continue to lend them indefinitely
- Integration: Libraries need access to metadata and management tools provided by publishers to enhance the discovery of ebooks"