May 20, 2022

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


Greg Pronevitz
Massachusetts Library Consortium


Collaborative Librarianship
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.

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See Also: Direct to Complete Table of Contents for Collabortive Librarianship (Vol 7, No 1)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.