Press: “E-book legal hassles for Kansas librarians: A big reason I’m rooting for the Harvard-hosted national digital library initiative to succeed”

Posted by Kenny Whitebloom on April 7, 2011 in Press.

“In Harvard’s case, I actually see huge positives, and a prime exhibit might be the e-book mess in Kansas, as described by Michael Kelley in Library Journal. We need a good alternative to the ugly status quo. The DPLA has the names and foundation connections to help create one if it will clarify its purposes and goals, respect public and school libraries, improve diversity, and otherwise shape up and reinvent itself. A strong national digital library effort would also make it easier to deal  outrages beyond the Kansas horrors, such as HarperCollins’s limit of 26 borrowings per e-book copy.”

From David Rothman’s post on, “E-book legal hassles for Kansas librarians…”

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