Biblioteca : Latin American and Iberian Resources at Georgetown

E-book conundrum (quick post)

March 26, 2013 · Leave a Comment

Here at Lauinger, we have been adding more and more e-books to our collection, but maintaining them is a different story. Of course publishers want to make money, yet we have to balance this with the fact that libraries want to provide as much access to materials as they can, irrespective of format. This article, although it deals with a public library*, does a good job summarizing the issues facing libraries regarding e-books, although is quite applicable to full-text article access as well.

*Nothing against public libraries at all, I’m a huge fan. But their needs are different, if not even more complicated, than academic libraries.

PS: I found this article via the excellent Library Link of the Day.

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