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  • The Week in Libraries: August 23, 2019

    Among the week's headlines: why most authors are trying to get their e-books in libraries; the backlash continues over Macmillan's library e-book embargo; and publishers sue Audible over its Captions program.

  • The Week in Libraries: August 16, 2019

    Among the week's headlines: a library receipt kicks off a debate about the value of libraries; more media coverage of the library e-book market; and the University of California holds firm in its negotiations with Elsevier.

  • Do Publishers Suddenly Hate Libraries?

    Why the tension between libraries and publishers is ramping up in the e-book market—and why we must tamp it down.

  • After Tor Experiment, Macmillan Expands Embargo on Library E-books

    In a memo to authors and agents, Macmillan CEO John Sargent asserted that 45% of Macmillan’s U.S. “e-book reads” were now 'being borrowed for free' from libraries," and said the publisher's new terms are "designed to protect the value of your books during their first format publication."

  • The Week in Libraries: July 19, 2019

    Ahead of Robert Mueller's testimony next week, the DPLA issues an upgraded free e-book edition of the Mueller Report; for a seventh straight year, digital audio sales show robust sales growth; and, the Little Free Library project hires a new executive director.

  • Panorama Project Pivots, Taps New Leader

    As library e-book issues gain urgency, the OverDrive funded effort to measure the impact of libraries on authors and publishers taps industry vet Guy LeCharles Gonzalez to take the project to the next level.

  • Citing Embargo, Libraries Plan Boycott of Blackstone Digital Audio

    A coalition of some 44 public libraries across Washington state is organizing a six-month boycott of Blackstone Publishing's digital audiobooks after the publisher announced last month that it would withhold new release audio titles from libraries for 90 days.

  • The Week in Libraries: July 12, 2019

    The digital content market for libraries is about to get even more unsettled; Elsevier cuts off researchers at the University of California; and librarians gear up for the 2020 census.

  • Libraries Must Draw the Line on E-books

    Recent developments suggest a grim future for digital content in libraries, writes Sari Feldman, unless library supporters find a way to respond.

  • S&S Changes Library E-book, Digital Audio Terms

    S&S officials confirmed that as of August 1, public libraries will be able to license S&S e-books for two-year terms, on a one copy/one user model, with most "new release" e-books priced between $38.99 and $52.99. Previously, S&S e-books were sold on one-year licenses, though at a lower price point. S&S will also offer "per-checkout licenses" on select e-book titles.

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