Andy Woodworth Profiled In "Burlington County Librarian Fights HarperCollins' Limits on e-Books"
“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.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.