Monday, February 6, 2012
Publishers put the squeeze on library ebook lending
This article from the Times-Colonist feature illuminates the issues for public libraries.
... even though the demand for ebooks is exploding, the supply isn't. The majority of major publishers in North America will not sell ebooks to libraries. Read more.
This same explosive effect has not been felt or seen in school libraries. Consider that, for young readers, e-readers are less desirable than tablets or multi-purpose personal devices. The ERAC Report (below) alludes to the "shifting sands" for e-collections and e-lending.