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    Among the week's headlines, ALA seeks to raise public awareness about e-books; a look at Temple University's new library; and how a New Jersey library will benefit from a hidden treasure that had been hanging in plain sight for 60 years.

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  • The Week in Libraries: September 6, 2019

    Among the week's headlines, sticker shock over S&S's new library e-book prices; ALA organizes a national campaign against Macmillan's e-book embargo; and what's the the future of school librarians?

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    In a message sent to library customers, Tom Mercer, senior v-p of digital products for Bibliotheca (formerly 3M), called out Amazon for its role in the increasingly contentious library e-book market.

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    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.

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

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