August 25, 2014

Partnerships: Rowman and Littlefield Signs Deal to Sell Ebooks Directly to Douglas County Libraries

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From Andrew Albanese at Publishers Weekly:

Rowman & Littlefield has announced a new partnership to provide e-books directly to the Douglas County Libraries (DCL) E-Book platform. Under terms of the deal, R&L will be provide its e-books at a flat discount directly to the library, which will then own, and host the e-books on its own system for e-book lending.

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Rowman & Littlefield v-p of marketing Linda May said the publisher was excited to be breaking new ground with the Douglas County Libraries. “There are several other libraries and library systems interested in buying e-books directly from us to load on their own platforms,” she noted, “but Douglas County is the only public library so far. They have been in the forefront of this movement and we expect to learn a lot from the partnership.”

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Note: As we’ve mentioned several times on infoDOCKET, Jamie LaRue recently left Douglas County Libraries to become a consultant. On February 14, 2014 we posted news that Bob Pasicznyuk had just been named the new director at DCL.

UPDATED March 5, 2014 with Formal Statement

Douglas County Libraries Partners With Rowman and Littlefield

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