Publishing 'sleepwalking into oblivion' over library e-book lending barriers, says librarian

The book world is “sleepwalking into oblivion” if there are not changes to the terms under which e-books are made available to libraries, a chief librarian has warned. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-02 06:29:44 UTC ]
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Amazon Publishing, DPLA Ink Deal to Lend E-books in Libraries

The deal represents a major step forward for the digital library market. Not only is Amazon Publishing finally making its digital content available to libraries, the deal also gives libraries a range of models through which it can license the content. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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London Book Fair: Publishers, Book Aid International Champion Rebuilding Iraqi Library

Since the destruction of the University of Mosul's library, momentum is building for Book Aid International's efforts to coordinate and enable publishers' contributions to rebuilding. The post London Book Fair: Publishers, Book Aid International Champion Rebuilding Iraqi Library appeared first... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: What Libraries Need to Consider When Looking at E-book Lending Solutions

E-book lending in libraries has its challenges, but as the explosion of new players, platforms, and service providers in the field suggests, it is on the upswing. How do you choose which ebook lending service is best for your library? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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E-book sharing: Amazon and book publishers' stupid attempts to curtail lending sites.

As convenient as they are, I've long worried about the many ways in which ebook purveyors restrict readers' rights. You can't resell the books you purchase for the Amazon Kindle, and you can't read them on most other e-readers. We also don't really own ebooks in the same way we own... Continue reading at Slate

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PA backs filing against Maryland law forcing publishers to license library e-books

The Publishers Association and the Federation of European Publishers have voiced their support for the Association of American Publishers’ challenge of an “unprecedented, unjustified” Maryland law which could force publishers both in the US and abroad to license e-books to the state's public... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-20 16:08:03 UTC ]
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UK publishers donate 10,000 books to restock Mosul library after ISIS attack

UK publishers have donated more than 10,000 books through Book Aid International to the University of Mosul Library since it was destroyed by an ISIS attack. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-31 21:55:16 UTC ]
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Wyden, Eshoo Question Big Five Publishers Over Their Library E-book Practices

The lawmakers seek a wide range of information not only on the publishers’ digital library practices, but also on the economics of the market. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-09-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Which international city’s public libraries lend the most books per capita?

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BiblioBoard, PW’s BookLife Launch New Library E-book Program for Self-Published Authors

BookLife Elite will offer public libraries access to a curated collection of unlimited, simultaneous-use indie e-books, meaning library readers can access the books instantly—no holds lists. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Majority of borrowed books across Ontario libraries in 2020 weren't published this year

In a year dominated by a global pandemic and American politics, some might find it fitting that the library book most likely to be checked out across Ontario was a hopeful memoir written by the former first lady of the United States. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2020-12-31 09:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Publishing in Talks to Offer E-books to Public Libraries

The potential deal would be a breakthrough moment in the library e-book market as Amazon currently does not make its digital content available to libraries. It would also be a major coup for the Digital Public Library of America's upstart e-book platform and its SimplyE library reading app. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-04 05:00:00 UTC ]
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6 Excellent Books Featuring Libraries or Librarians

What could be better than a book about a library, or featuring a librarian as its main character? Find a book for every library lover. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Authors and Librarians on Why Schools and Libraries Need LGBTQ+ Books

Book Riot speaks to authors and librarians on the importance of LGBTQ+ books in educational environments such as schools and libraries. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Librarians Launch National Campaign to Oppose Macmillan’s Library E-book Embargo

“ALA’s goal is to send a clear message to Macmillan CEO John Sargent,” said ALA executive director Mary Ghikas, announcing the launch of a national e-book advocacy campaign. "Libraries have millions of allies out there, and we’re inviting them to take action.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean on the crazy things people ask a librarian, from 'The Library Book'

The Los Angeles Times Book Club is reading "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean. Here's an excerpt. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-19 10:00:08 UTC ]
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Susan Orlean on the crazy things people ask a librarian, from ‘The Library Book’

The Los Angeles Times Book Club is reading "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean. Here’s an excerpt. The opposite of a sensory-deprivation tank might be to spend a Monday morning in the library’s InfoNow Department. The phone rings with that weird blooping electronic tone all day long, and the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-19 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Publisher, Author Groups Protest Library Book Scanning Program

More than 36 organizations from around the world have spoken out against a library book scanning program known as "controlled digital lending," dubbing the practice "systematic infringement." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House Changes Library E-book Lending Terms

Beginning October 1, 2018, PRH is moving from a perpetual access model (where libraries pay a higher price but retain access to the ebook forever) to a metered model (with lower prices on ebooks that expire after two years). Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tor Scales Back Library E-book Lending as Part of Test

Tor's ebooks are now being made available to libraries four months after the book's publication as part of a test to see whether "library ebook lending is one of the contributing factors" to declining ebook sales. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-07-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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