From the Cranston Herald:
Rhode Island’s libraries are pushing back against what critics say are unfair restrictions on e-book pricing and availability on the part of publishers – and the assistant director of the Cranston Public Library is helping to lead the charge.
The Rhode Island Library Association, of which Julie Holden serves as president, recently hosted U.S. Rep. David Cicilline during a roundtable forum at East Providence’s Weaver Library focused on the e-book issue. State Sen. Mark McKenney, who represents District 30 in Warwick, and members of the public were also part of the discussion.
Holden said e-books represent 13 percent of overall library circulation statewide, with the Cranston and Warwick systems being the largest users of e-books.
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