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For my recent Write of Passage assignment, I was tasked with writing about something that is changing in the world. So I choose a topic that is important to me as a librarian and to all public library members across the country. It has to do with accessibility to eBooks.
“Have you ever heard of a business flat out refusing to sell their product to a reliable and well-funded customer?
“Sounds like a crazy way to do business. However, that is the case right now between some publishers and libraries. Several major publishing houses have set up a business model to make it difficult and expensive for public libraries to purchase eBooks. One of the largest publishers in the world completely refuses to sell any eBooks to public libraries.“
To learn more about this conflict between libraries and publisher, please read my recent short article on my web site.