May 28, 2022

eBooks: Kansas State Library Launches Facebook Campaign Against Unfair Practices By Big 6 Publishers

The Facebook page launched at the end of October and has about 240 “likes” as of Tuesday, November 13, 2012 (1pm EST).

From The Wichita Eagle:

The Kansas State Library has launched a social-media campaign against what it says are unfair practices to keep bestselling electronic books out of the hands of libraries and their patrons.


“Writing to publishers and complaining to each other about the publisher/library e-book conflict wasn’t enough,” State Librarian Jo Budler said in a statement. “We needed a (social media) platform of our own to come together with the public and really take a look at the content not available.”

More in the Complete Article

Visit the Campaign’s Facebook Page

See Also: Library’s Digital Shelves Missing Nearly 90% of Bestsellers
Formal announcement about the launch of the Facebook page from SLK News.

See Also: The eBooks for Libraries Petition Hit 10,000 Names at End of June 2012 (via Library Journal)
This petition and campaign came from the Topeka & Shawnee County Library in Kansas.

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