Simon & Schuster (S&S) announced November 20 that it will no longer require libraries to display a “Buy It Now” (BIN) button in order to lend its ebooks.
ALA and its Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) welcomes Simon & Schuster’s announcement that it will allow libraries to opt into the publisher’s “Buy It Now” program.
When Simon & Schuster (S&S) announced in June that it was extending to the entire US a pilot project originally started with the New York City Public Libraries, it became the last of the Big Five publishers to license its ebooks for loan by libraries.
On October 23, Adobe announced that with its software update (Digital Editions 4.0.1), the collection and transmission of user data has been secured.
Here’s your monthly fix of ebook price comparisons, compliments of the Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries Ebook Report.
OverDrive announced this week that Macmillan has lifted its restriction on licensing its ebooks to library consortia.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation seems to be getting out of the world of libraries, which is a shame.
It doesn’t matter if a book is paper or pixels: Covers matter. We are drawn to images, and the brighter and more appealing the image, the more briskly the book circulates.
Read the Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries Ebook Report as a PDF file.
Every now and then someone publishes a link that should be slipped into every board packet in the nation.
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