E-Books in Libraries: A Briefing Document Developed in Preparation for a Workshop on E-Lending in Libraries

E-Books in Libraries: A Briefing Document Developed in Preparation for a Workshop on E-Lending in Libraries – by David O’Brien (Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard), Urs Gasser (Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard) and John G. Palfrey Jr. (Harvard Law School). July 2012.

Document developed for the ‘E-books in Libraries’ workshop presented by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society on February 24, 2012. It provides a brief overview of the history and the current state of the e-book publishing market, traces the structure of the licensing practices and business models used by distributors to make e-books available in libraries, and identifies select challenges facing libraries and publishers.

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