HorizontalLogoFlatKO

Search the Catalog

Librarian Blog

  • Who reviews?

    A friend of mine from another "life" won an award this past weekend for her criticism published...

  • Come see our garden

    If you're out and about this weekend, stop by the library and take a quick walkaround the...

So far in 2017, I am (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:

Is it fake or true?

Let us help you decide whether what you have just read or heard is true or fiction. Click here to find a resource page dedicated to helping you make informed decisions about what you find in the media.
Text Size
English Spanish

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.

DMC Firewall is developed by Dean Marshall Consultancy Ltd