New Article: “Consortial Ebook Platforms: An Update and Good News”
The item (linked below) by Greg Pronevitz appears in the latest issue of Collaborative Librarianship, it’s a special issue focused on library consortia.
Consortial Ebook Platforms: An Update and Good News
Massachusetts Library Consortium
Vol 7, No 1 (2015)
From the Article:
Many consortial librarians are discussing and working on shared ebook platforms. We’ve been thinking about it seriously in Massachusetts since May 2012 when Jamie LaRue spoke at a conference in Worcester called “Resource Sharing Unbound.” He lit up the room with excitement and inspired a widespread call to action for a shared statewide ebook platform embracing the themes of the Douglas County Libraries’ own platform—ownership, fair prices, and user-friendliness. Jo Budler, Kansas State Librarian, inspired us when Kansas invoked a transferability clause to move content from one ebook aggregator to another platform. Since that time much has occurred in this arena in Massachusetts and elsewhere.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) 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.