Press: “Ebooks in Public Libraries: Whither, Which, How”

Posted by Kenny Whitebloom on January 13, 2012 in Press.

“The Digital Public Library of America discussion list has kicked into high gear again, in anticipation of an in-person meeting at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in mid-January, 2012 in Dallas, Texas.

“The piece of the discussion that has caught my interest concerns the future availability of ebooks for public libraries to loan to patrons — and whether lending ebooks to patrons should be part of any public library future.

“Statistics are showing double the ereader penetration in the US population from this time last year, not counting multi-function tablet (i.e. iPad) use. Libraries really don’t have the luxury to pretend this isn’t happening. The question remains what they can do about it.”

From Marlene Harris’ post on Reading Reality, Ebooks in Public Libraries: Whither, Which, How

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