“Ebook Adoption Continues a Slow Roll into Public Schools”
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 (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.