May 25, 2022

Canada: CBC's "The National" Airs Segment About eBooks and Public Libraries (Video)

CBC’s national news broadcast aired a three minute report last night about accessing ebooks in Canadian libraries.

The report discusses:

  • How library ebooks work including a mention (not by name) of a “company in Ohio”
  • Comments from an e-book/library user who says that if she reads a book and likes it she’ll, “probably go out an buy it.” Btw, she’s uses a Kobo ereader.
  • Issues with publishers (we’ve heard them before) but interestingly not one of the “big six” publisher would talk with the CBC reporter.
  • Jane Pyper, Toronto City Librarian provides a comment

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.