-Submitted by Valerie Horton, CLiC
“In a single year eBook borrowing at Massachusetts public libraries has more than tripled. Yet some major publishers refuse to do business with libraries, set strict lending limitations, or sell eBooks to libraries at a price two to six times more than the eBooks offered for sale to consumers. These practices and the Massachusetts library community’s ongoing commitment to keep eContent free and accessible to all have led to the development of a Statewide Resource Sharing Plan, endorsed by Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) at its October 4, 2012 monthly Board meeting.”
Read more of the press release here, which references Douglas County Libraries and this web site.