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”
With many libraries now either closed to the public or facing reduced hours, patrons are being directed to our virtual branches. Knowing this, is your digital collection ready? Can Patrons Access Your Collection? A valid library card is a pretty standard prerequisite for using the library’s digital collection. Knowing this, what options are available toContinue reading “Preparing Your Digital Collection for An Influx of Users”
I recently participated in an interview with Library Journal in which I discussed the challenges of promoting library digital collections to our patrons. To learn how some library professionals are tackling this marketing challenge, head over to Library Journal’s “Promoting Digital Collections,” by Lauren J. Young!