A reading list on ebooks in libraries
Rights, economics and long-term effects
Heather McCormack, Library Journal
- Patrons Are Consumers, and Consumers Are Patrons; or, How Publishers Can Learn To Stop Worrying and Love Libraries Again — Advocates for a "relationship that must be strengthened, not severed"
Barbara Fister, Library Journal
Jason Griffey, ALA LITA, U.T. Chattanooga
Eric Hellman, blogger, founder of Openly
- What IS a Library, Anyway?
- iPad People, Here's What You Missed
- $25 eBook Reader Application Scenarios
- Content is Bling
- Overdrive to Offer Honor System eBook Lending for Libraries
- After EBSCO Hooks NetLibrary Will Others Take the eBook Bait?
- The Starbucks Library, Version 1.0
- eBooks in Libraries a Thorny Problem, Says Macmillan CEO
- eBook Pricing Calculus and A/B Testing
- Offline Book "Lending" Costs U.S. Publishers Nearly $1 Trillion
- Business Idea #2: eBooks are not Books
- Why Libraries Exist
- Numbers for Libraries and the Book Market
- 2020: Fewer Libraries, More Locations
- Do Libraries Have a Role in the Coming e-Book Economy?
- The Case Against Using Spoofed e-Books to Battle Piracy
- Holiday Product Management and the Hardcover eBook
- Copyright Enforcement for eBooks: Cultural Life Preserver or Orwellian Nightmare?
- When Amazon and Kindle Win
Tim Spalding, LibraryThing founder
- "The Brigadoon Library!" — explores the Nook's Read in Store feature as a potential model for libraries
- Reading alone: How ebooks will kill the smallest libraries — discusses ebooks and the death of the smallest libraries (churches, health centers, etc.)
- "Why are you for killing libraries?" — Reply and library-focused expansion of Mike Shatzkin's "Why are you for killing bookstores?"
- "Ebook economics: Are libraries screwed?" — Why the move from First-Sale rights to licensed usage will hurt libraries rights