May 17, 2022

“Ebook Adoption Continues a Slow Roll into Public Schools”

From Government Technology:

Though one might think publishers would choose to work closely with libraries to leverage ebooks for their patrons, unfortunately, that’s not been the case. Public and school libraries continue to be frustrated by the ebook constraints some publishers have imposed. And a recent decision by Macmillan, one of the “Big 5” publishers, has set a two-month embargo for libraries on new ebook releases, further handcuffing their lending models and exacerbating an already thorny relationship.

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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.