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Library eBook customers are gradually finding a wider selection of eBooks to browse and borrow. Until recently, many book publishers chose not to sell the eBook format to libraries. Others only made a limited number of eBook titles available to libraries (often with significant restrictions on borrowing and at exorbitant pricing). However, more and more digital publishers are discovering what librarians have said all along: libraries play a key role in book purchasing decisions. That has given publishers motivation to figure out a business model which meets the needs of both publishers and librarians.
Here are a few links in case you'd like to learn more about what is happening in the world of eBooks publishing and libraries:
Libraries And E-Lending: The Wild West Of Digital Licensing? - National Public Radio story, December 27, 2012.
New eBook Survey Findings From OverDrive and ALA: "Library Borrowers Also Buyers" - Library Journal InfoDocket, November 15, 2012.
"Macmillan Poised to Test Library E-book Model," by Andrew Albanese. - Publisher's Weekly, September 24, 2012.