Today, Publishers Weekly lauded American Library Association (ALA) Digital Content Working Group former co-chairs Sari Feldman and Bob Wolven in the publication’s annual “Publishing People of 2014” recognition for their role in advocating for fair library ebook lending practices.
From 2011–2014, Feldman, who is the incoming ALA president and the executive director of the Cuyahoga County Public Library in Ohio, and Wolven, who is the associate university librarian at Columbia University, led meetings with some of the world’s largest book publishers.
In the Publishers Weekly article, Andrew Albanese writes:
Publishers say discussions with ALA leaders and the DCWG have been instrumental in moving their e-book programs forward. And more importantly, direct lines of communication are now established between publishing executives and library leaders—which Feldman says is unprecedented—and those open lines will prove vital as the digital discussion moves beyond questions of basic access to e-books.
Congratulations Sari and Bob for your well-deserved recognition!