A twitter search on #ebooks and #libraries has brought up a number of new and interesting posts relating to ebook advocacy:
- Presentations from the IFLA MLAS (Management of Library Associations Committee) and CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) Seminar E-books in libraries: A global question of survival? are now available online. Thanks to infoDOCKET for the heads up.
- A report from the Library Journal OverDrive and Sourcebooks to Launch Ambitious Ebook Data Experiment
OverDrive and Sourcebooks are preparing to launch an innovative and ambitious pilot program whose goal is to clearly demonstrate the impact library ebook lending has on book sales and author recognition.
- A paper by two academic librarians Navigating the e-book maze, which “addresses some of the challenges of library e-book lending and compares major vendor options” has been published in The Charleston Advisor. Thanks again to infoDOCKET for the heads up.
- An article from Minuteman News Center Libraries, publishers at odds over e-books which as well as an overview of the issues libraries face with ebooks, includes discussion of the proposed Connecticut Bill HB 5164 An Act Concerning “E-Books” And Libraries that we featured in our earlier post An Act [bill] concerning “e-books” and libraries