Ebooks at Chicago Public Libraries Nearly Doubling in Popularity and More From CPL Budget Hearing
From the Chicago Sun-Times:
Chicago Public Library patrons are downloading nearly twice as many e-books, audio books, videos and music than they did a year ago, fueling the need to license more materials to satisfy demand, a top mayoral aide said Thursday.
Library Commissioner Brian Bannon said items downloaded from the city’s website still represent only 3.2 percent of the 7.35 million items circulated through Sept. 30.
Testifying Thursday at City Council budget hearings, Bannon also disclosed that Chicago’s first library amnesty in 20 years returned 101,301 overdue items worth $2 million to the shelves and welcomed back 37,509 patrons who’d “stopped coming” for fear of getting caught.
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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.