Monday, July 16, 2012

British government investigating eBook lending

The Bookseller reports that the U.K.'s Department for Culture, Media and Sport is close to announcing an independent review of library eBook lending. It's clear that publishers and libraries are still fairly far apart--they say they want the same thing, but publishers want to protect their revenues, and libraries want to make eBooks available to their patrons. The goal of the review is to "break the deadlock" and come up with an acceptable compromise that will get eBooks into libraries.
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