American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
"For anyone contemplating purchasing ebooks, asking why is the most important question. What are the primary goals of purchasing ebooks in your library or your consortium? Is it to expand the collection or to increase the buying power of a group of libraries? Is it to replace existing print collections, offer new services, or experiment with new business models in the hope of saving money? Whatever the reason, it is imperative to keep one’s goals in mind throughout the process.
Buying ebooks is a complicated process. To do it effectively is an even greater challenge due to the many ways to procure ebooks."