Libraries Must Draw the Line on E-books, former ALA president says

Part of the problem here is that public libraries have little leverage with which to negotiate digital pricing and terms with publishers and vendors. With physical materials, our ability to buy and lend copies and to create rich collections for our communities is protected by law. In the digital world, however, we can’t license content without agreeing to the terms the publishers set.

Source: Libraries Must Draw the Line on E-books

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