ReadersFirst: Coordinated Advocacy for Ebook Access

 

This coalition is raising all the important issues for the future of e-collections, and makes a strong case for the rights of libraries to manager their purchased ebooks for the benefit of their user communities

ReadersFirst: A movement to improve e-book access and services for public library users.

Random House Revises its “Libraries ‘Own’ Their Ebooks” Stance | Techdirt

Thanks go to Blake Carver for spotting this well-written analysis of the tension between current publishers’ goal for ebooks, and library advocacy for fair use and the importance of building e-collections.

Turns Out When Random House Said Libraries ‘Own’ Their Ebooks, It Meant, ‘No, They Don’t Own Them’ | Techdirt.