We’ve learned that the Macmillan ebook pilot that was announced at the end of January will launch on March 1st.
Here’s Some of What OverDrive Told Library Partners in an E-Mail:
Beginning March 1, more than 1,150 eBooks from Macmillan will be available in Content Reserve as a pilot program for US public libraries. The collection of mystery and crime titles from Minotaur Books specializes in thrillers, cozy mysteries, psychological suspense, and hard-boiled crime.
As part of the pilot program, Macmillan eBooks will be available in the one copy/one user lending model for the earlier of two (2) years or 52 checkouts for $25 USD each. Titles will be purchased in the Metered Access section in Content Reserve.
The Macmillan pilot program has conditions that affect consortia. [infoDOCKET emphasis] Macmillan requires that individual libraries acquire units for their digital collection and restricts purchase for a shared collection (i.e., a consortium s collection). Individual member libraries that have an OverDrive Advantage account are permitted to purchase Macmillan eBooks for their Advantage collection.
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