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
About Gary Price
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.