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Publishers Weekly honors ALA leadership for library ebook advocacy

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…

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ALA welcomes Simon & Schuster change to Buy It Now program

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) and its Digital Content Working Group (DCWG) welcomed Simon & Schuster’s announcement that it will allow libraries to opt into the “Buy It Now” program. The publisher began offering all of its ebook titles for library lending nationwide in June 2014, with required participation…

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Libraries again fight for exemptions from “Digital Locks” copyright law

For astronomers, it might be once in a few million years when a key comet comes back around.  For a soccer-crazed world, it’s every four years until the World Cup is back in play.  For library-focused copyright “geeks” the not-really-magic-at-all interval is 3 years.  That’s how often librarians, educators, disabled…

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Macmillan opens full ebook catalog for library lending

Today Macmillan announces that its frontlist ebooks will be available through its public library e-lending program. ALA President Courtney Young released a statement welcoming this important development for improving the ability of libraries to connect authors and readers in our communities.

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