EBook Business Models: a scorecard for public libraries

The ALA’s Digital Content and Libraries Working Group released EBook Business Models: a scorecard for public libraries on January 25, 2013.

The report examines specific variables often seen in ebook license contracts, and is designed to help libraries and librarians conceptualize licenses holistically instead of fixating on one aspect of a contract in isolation. It describes model terms that libraries and librarians should look for in their dealings with ebook publishers and distributors, as well as conditions libraries should avoid.