Andromeda Yelton

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Entries Tagged as 'copyright'

Thing-ology on the library ebook market

October 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Thing-ology has an interesting post on the economics of ebooks in libraries. They argue, essentially, that libraries need site-licensed copies of ebooks rather than ones tied to specific physical devices; this will split the library and direct-to-consumer ebook markets and allow for runaway rental/licensing costs for library ebooks. There’s an apt comparison to runaway journal [...]

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out-of-print books

September 19th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Google has rights to a gazillion out-of-print books, people freak in expected manners, Globe article here. One of the things that came up in my library automation class is the place of database aggregators in the marketplace. There are lots of databases out there, and it’s not realistic for every library to negotiate contracts separately [...]

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