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    Major Public Library System Will Boycott Macmillan E-books

    The King County (WA) Library System, the nation's top digital-circulating library, has said it will stop buying new release Macmillan e-books once a two-month embargo begins next month.

  • Libraries

    The Week in Libraries: October 11, 2019

    Among the week's headlines: a new ALA e-book club launches; pushback on Macmillan's library e-book embargo keeps rolling in; and are library workers under siege?

  • Libraries

    The Week in Libraries: October 4, 2019

    A federal appeals court delivers a mixed decision on net neutrality; OCLC hosts its annual Library Futures Conference; and library supporters continue to hammer Macmillan over its e-book embargo.

  • Libraries

    The Week in Libraries: September 20, 2019

    Among the week's headlines: As Banned Books Week kicks off, the DoJ sues Edward Snowden over his just-published memoir; NPR reports on how a Colorado library is seeking to help its local town's news operation; and rave reviews for a new Queens Public Library building, which opens next week.

  • Publisher News

    DOJ Files Suit to Seize Proceeds from Snowden Memoir

    The U.S. Justice Department this week filed suit against former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden and his publisher, Macmillan, looking to seize Snowden's proceeds from his new memoir, arguing that the manuscript violates nondisclosure agreements Snowden signed.

  • Libraries

    The Week in Libraries: September 13, 2019

    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.

  • Libraries

    'What Should I Read Next?'

    How publishers’ increasingly restrictive e-book policies could undermine a key public library reference service.

  • Libraries

    Librarians Launch National Campaign to Oppose Macmillan’s Library E-book Embargo

    “ALA’s goal is to send a clear message to Macmillan CEO John Sargent,” said ALA executive director Mary Ghikas, announcing the launch of a national e-book advocacy campaign. "Libraries have millions of allies out there, and we’re inviting them to take action.”

  • Libraries

    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?

  • Libraries

    Bibliotheca Calls Out Amazon for Meddling in the Library E-book Market

    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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