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Update on ebook situationPosted Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at 4:55 PM
Yesterday, I was reading an article in Library Journal about the struggles between the Kansas State Librarian and Overdrive (a platform providing access to an ebook collection.)
It seems that some of the requirements of a contract with Overdrive are not very compatible with the nature of libraries -- providing access for the public at the lowest cost possible while maintaining the quality of the collection.
At the very least, the Kansas State Library is shaking up the status quo of the ebook services in a way that may create opportunities for smaller libraries across the nation to provide access to their patrons.
As one of the libraries who waited (based on economics) before jumping onboard with ebooks, I am following this closely.
Speaking of ebooks, those of you who bought one with wireless capability can come to the library to download books. Library cardholders can access our wireless service at no charge and use it for downloads to any wireless device. Stop by and check it out!
Have a question? Want to make a suggestion? Amy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Amy Crump is the director of the Marshall Public Library. Adventures in Libraryland is a long-running community service column in The Marshall Democrat-News that offers news about library programs, people and new books and movies.
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