As the ALA wraps up its first in-person annual conference in Washington, D.C., since the beginning of the pandemic, one talking point from a decade ago remains topical today: the e-book lending divide between publishers and libraries. Ten years ago, the issue of the moment was Penguin’s decision to sell e-books to the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library after a six-month embargo period with certain restrictions. The plan was not universally welcomed by librarians.

From the Archive: July 2, 2012 by Publishers Weekly on Scribd

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