E-book Compromises and Choices

The latest e-newsletter from American Libraries rounded up 3 good articles about e-books and the (tough) questions facing libraries about providing them for their customers.

First up, is 50 Shades of Red: Losing Our Shirts to Ebooks by Christopher Harris of Douglas County Library, concerning the costs of e-books in libraries, both economically and in terms of fulfilling our mission.

Next is Ebooks Choices and the Soul of Librarianship by Andromeda Yelton. Yelton is one of the founders of Unglue.it. She writes about the tradeoffs involved in public libraries offering e-books to their customers.

And lastly, the Librarian in Black is breaking up with e-books.

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