The Public Book: The Access/ownership Dilemma Persists
Janes, Joseph, American Libraries
You know those days where, totally by happenstance, all your meetings and conversations wind up being about the same thing? (Excepting the "Why did she wear that to the Oscars?" sort of thing, I mean.)
I had one of those the other day, courtesy of a morning meeting with the group advising Seattle Public Library on its new strategic plan and an afternoon call with Eva Miller, a friend who is trying to find some way to convince publishers that library distribution of e-books won't totally destroy their markets--an uphill battle, by all accounts.
Both discussions came around to the question of how books get around, or don't. Yesteryear, we bought books, they went to the …
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Publication information: Article title: The Public Book: The Access/ownership Dilemma Persists. Contributors: Janes, Joseph - Author. Magazine title: American Libraries. Volume: 41. Issue: 6-7 Publication date: June-July 2010. Page number: 37. © 1984 American Library Association. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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