While library digital collections are growing, they have been hampered by publisher restrictions which severely limit the terms and availability of many ebook titles. In New York state, S2890B/A5837B would require that publishers who offer electronic books to the private market, also extend licenses to libraries within the State, without discrimination. Contracts would stipulate “reasonable terms” thatContinue reading “Advocating for Library Ebook Access in New York State”
On July 21, 2018, economics professor Panos Mourdoukoutas wrote an article in Forbes suggesting that Amazon should replace libraries to save taxpayers money. I, like a vast majority of people within and outside of the profession found the idea poorly thought out and needlessly inflammatory. It would appear that little actual research went into the articleContinue reading “Economics Professor Suggests Replacing Libraries with Amazon, is Promptly Destroyed on Twitter”
Recently, I had the opportunity to interview the Political Director of EveryLibrary, Patrick “PC” Sweeney on behalf of Public Libraries Online. You can read the full interview here.