Connecticut’s Department of Consumer Protections e-book availability report

Connecticut’s Department of Consumer Protections has released a report discussing the availability of electronic books to public library users. The report is divided into three sections and considers (1) whether and how e-books are made available to public libraries, (2) problems with current practices and (3) recommedations to increase the availablity to e-books to library users.

Importantly, the report recommends ‘investing in a State run e-book distribution platform so as to provide the State’s libraries with greater flexibility in acquiring and managing their e-content’ and ‘exploring mechanisms to increase the availability of funds to State libraries to address the added expenses of maintaining an adequate e-book collection’.

With thanks to InfoDocket who have made the full report available via Scribd.