Report “Macmillan Floats Three Potential Models”
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.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.