January 26, 2022

Large California Consortium Joins Movement Toward Library Ebook Ownership

From Michael Kelley at Library Journal: The largest library network in California is going to adopt the pioneering ebook business model of Colorado’s Douglas County Libraries, which allows libraries to truly own, not rent, their ebooks. The San Mateo-based Califa Group, which brokers services and products for 220 multi-type library systems (1000 buildings), has seeded […]

Eric Hellman Says "3M's eBook Cloud Library Didn't Come Out of Nowhere!"

A new blog post by  GlueJar President and the founder of Go To Hellman (one of our favorite blogs), Eric Hellman. From the Blog Post: When Douglas County Libraries began investigating how to put ebooks into county resident’s computers, they wanted to do something similar. A user looking for ebooks should be greeted with a […]

From ALA: Colorado Library Signs Agreement With Independent Publishers

From the EQUACC Blog (ALA’s Presidential Task Force on Equitable Access to Electronic Content) Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) and the Douglas County Libraries (DCL) announce the May 18, 2011 signing of their historic agreement. Key features of that agreement include: CIPA agrees to facilitate the sale (not the rental) of ebooks to the library […]