May 20, 2022

Report “Macmillan Floats Three Potential Models”

From a Blog Post by Michael Blackwell/Readers First:

On Wednesday, Macmillan released three license models that might be considered for the future. They chose only a few libraries. The plan was to “open discussions on possible new library models.” My library as not one of them. Several librarians, however, who were uncomfortable about being asked on matters that effect the whole library community, have shared the models. I encourage the libraries originally approached to share their thoughts with Macmillan. I deem it best that the library community as whole have an opportunity at least to know the models. They could potentially affect us all. And why not seek feedback from many in our community and not just a select few? It is interesting for all of us to see what is being contemplated.

Read the Complete Blog Post/Review the Three License Models (approx. 900 words)

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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.