Today’s twitter search on #ebooks and #libraries brings us the following:
- E-Books in European public libraries : lending rights and business models – a blog post from Frank Huysmans (Professor of Library Science at the University of Amsterdam) discussing the challenges and issues facing libraries and government policy makers in Europe as they grapple with ebooks and elending. Includes a handy list of links to position papers and policy documents. Particularly useful is:
Dimensions in business models for public library e-lending which summarizes in tabular form the the variety of issues and options that libraries and library policy makers need to take into account when negotiating for ebooks and/or developing policies.
- The June 2013 issue of American Libraries features an e-content supplement Digital content : what’s next with feature articles on
You can read a summary of the themes of this supplement in Jazzy Wright’s District Dispatch blog post How libraries are evolving in the new digital realm.