Libraries + E-Books: Why they belong together.
Submitted by Anonymous Patron (not verified) on March 12, 2012 - 12:54pm
"...we found that for those [publishers] not making their e-books available through libraries, the sticking point was identifying a business model that protected their digital editions from piracy and loss of sales. This is understandable. It is natural for us to be in a time of flux now. And it is natural for libraries and library leasdership to be pushing for resolution to this situation -- and the sooner the better." "Libraries obviously want publishers to thrive. Publishers must want libraries to succeed, too, if they want a 'marketing' location for publications (print and digital) in communities all across the country." <a href="http://digitaleditions.napco.com/publication/?i=102474&p=10">From the current edition of Book Business Magazine</a>, a guest column by Molly Raphael of the ALA.