Audio: CBC Radio Program Airs Segment on “Challenges Borrowing an e-Book From the Public Library”
Worth a listen.
The 24 minute segment aired on the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Spark program and features an impressive list of panelists.
The segment begins with Peter Rukavina (printer, developer, writer) sharing his experience and views after he downloaded an audiobook from OverDrive via the Prince Edward Island Public Library Service. His thoughts are also found in this blog post titled, “Welcome to Crazytown: Public Libraries Confront Digital Object”.
He says it involves “jumping through hoops”. He’s correct.
Much of what Rukavina has to say about how library ebooks (and audiobooks) borrowing works in 2013 has been also said (for a long time) by many librarians and not only those in Canada. Are publishers listening?
Next, the panel responds and discusses the library/ebooks borrowing situation.
- Jane Pyper, City Librarian, Toronto
- Carolyn Wood, Executive Director, Association of Canadian Publishers
- David O’Brien, Project Coordinator, Berkman Center at Harvard
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.