“I felt that the policy was unreasonable, unfair, and contrary to the preservation of a library as an institution,” said Andy Woodworth, 34, a staff member at the Bordentown Library and a popular blogger in his field known for using sometimes harsh language. “It’s not a good practice that we would want other publishers to follow.”
The Maple Shade resident launched an online petition last month to encourage librarians to boycott HarperCollins e-books and pressure the company to reconsider. The petition has attracted thousands of signers.
Andy also co-authored the “The eBook User’s Bill of Rights” with Sarah Houghton-Jan (aka The Librarian in Black)
The article also includes comments from Manuel Paredes, director of the Cherry Hill [NJ] Public Library and Anne Silvers Lee, chief of materials management at the Free Library of Philadelphia.