Amazon and Library Ebook Lending


The link below is to an article that is worth considering in the library ebook lending controversy – for Amazon is probably the worst offender when it comes to this.

For more visit:
https://the-digital-reader.com/2019/10/25/sometimes-amazon-is-more-evil-than-the-major-publishers/

Libraries & Ebook Borrowing Update


The links below are to articles reporting on the continuing controversy concerning ebook borrowing at libraries.

For more visit:
https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2019/10/16/140906/more-than-100000-sign-petition-condemning-macmillans-new-ebook-lending-terms/
https://the-digital-reader.com/2019/11/03/libraries-arent-pulling-any-punches-when-explaining-publisher-imposed-delays-to-patrons/
https://the-digital-reader.com/2019/11/03/libraries-are-boycotting-macmillan-ebooks/

Strange Questions at the Library


The link below is to an article that looks at strange questions asked of librarians of the New York Public Library over the years.

For more visit:
https://lithub.com/the-strangest-questions-ever-asked-of-new-york-city-librarians/

The Children’s Library at the State Library of NSW


The link below is to an article reporting on the opening of The Children’s Library at the State Library of NSW (Australia) for the first time on the 12th October 2019.

For more visit:
https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/children-are-the-final-frontier-the-state-library-embraces-young-readers-20191004-p52xnp.html

Sponsor a Book at the Open Library


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the Internet Archive’s Open Library and its sponsor a book to scan program.

For more visit:
http://blog.openlibrary.org/2019/10/23/scan-on-demand-building-the-worlds-open-library-together/

7000 Books Stolen From Libraries


The link below is to an article reporting on a man who has been jailed for stealing 7000 books from libraries in Scottish Universities.

For more visit:
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/sep/18/man-jailed-stealing-books-scottish-universities-darren-barr

Libraries – The Ebook Lending Controversy


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the ebook lending controversy between libraries and publishers.

For more visit:
https://slate.com/business/2019/09/e-book-library-publisher-buying-controversy-petition.html

The Great Book Scare


The link below is to an article that takes a look back at a time known as ‘The Great Book Scare.’

For more visit:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/during-great-book-scare-people-worried-contaminated-books-could-spread-disease-180972967/