Digital books are the fastest growing area of publishing, and libraries are seeing a surge in demand for e-book titles — but finding an e-book can be tough.
“In Queens we have over 70,000 books a day that we check back in and 70,000 going out. So in a digital world, there’s considerable savings for libraries,” said Queens Library CEO Tom Galante.
As libraries struggle with years of successive budget cuts, the new medium could bring some relief because it eliminates the cost of labeling, shelving and tracking books. But finding an e-book can be tough.
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