• Help with tech

    We can help

    with e-books,

    other issues:

    Noon Oct. 7

  • Make a movie and win!

    First Wimberley

    Film Festival

    Entry Rules Set:

    Come Pick Up

  • Little Free Libraries now 'open'

    One at Community

    Center; another at

    Woodcreek City Hall.

  • Book sale set

    8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Oct. 4 at

    Chapel in the Hills

  • Seeking tax helpers

    AARP tax aid

    helpers needed:

    Call library

  • Spicy apples 'n' pork

    Learn to cook

    a spicy dish:

    6 p.m. Oct. 6

  • Read to the pup

    Chopper listens:

    3:30 p.m. every

    Monday

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7

Search the Catalog

Librarian Blog

  • When no one is looking

    As a longtime student of human nature, I shouldn't be surprised by anything, I suppose. I should sort...

  • Could be better

    Niney percent of Americans polled by Harris recently said they feel it is important that a...

pizza hut fundraiser 2014 1 20140818 1610571533
What Did You Do This Summer? (Check all that apply)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
  • Votes: (0%)
Total Votes:
First Vote:
Last Vote:
Text Size

I just participated in a webinar sponsored by the American Library Association about e-books and libraries.

If you have tried to borrow books through our Overdrive program on our catalog page, you have undoubtedly concluded that there are not many e-books out there for you to download.

That's because publishers are not wanting to let us buy books to loan to you. I understand that.

But, after listening to an hour's worth of information, I also understand that the issues are far bigger than just the fact that every publisher has its own model for selling to libraries or not doing so.

Just consider what school and college librarians face as they try to buy books for one class for one term, and then multiply that by who knows how much.

I can definitively say the selling-lending situation is not going to improve much any time soon.

And that's bad for all of us.

Add comment


Security code
Refresh