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  • Libraries

    The Week in Libraries: November 8, 2019

    Among the week's headlines: the pressure keeps mounting on Macmillan following its library e-book embargo; a backlash follows after a group of Florida elected officials politicizes the library's New York Times subcription; and an update on the Library of Congress modernization efforts.

  • Libraries

    Editorial: Why We Choose to Boycott Macmillan E-books

    A librarian explains the decision to draw the line over Macmillan's decision to embargo new release e-books in public libraries.

  • Libraries

    As Boycotts Mount, Macmillan CEO Defends Library E-book Embargo

    On Monday, just days after the publisher's controversial embargo on new release e-books in libraries went into effect, Macmillan CEO John Sargent met with a group of state librarians, fleshing out his belief that new release e-books in libraries hurt the publisher's revenues.

  • Libraries

    The Week in Libraries: November 1, 2019

    Among the week's headlines: Macmillan CEO John Sargent writes to librarians; more libraries announce boycotts of Macmillan e-books as the publisher's embargo begins; and why being a whistleblower doesn't pay.

  • Libraries

    Macmillan CEO John Sargent: 'We're Not Trying to Hurt Libraries'

    In an open letter to librarians published this week, Macmillan CEO John Sargent struck a somewhat conciliatory note over the issue of embargoing e-books to libraries, but his message remains unchanged: library lending of e-books pose a problem.

  • Publisher News

    Is Conclusion Near in Audible Captions Case?

    Lawyers for Audible say they have made a proposal they believe "moots" the publishers' lawsuit.

  • Libraries

    Congress Looking into Anticompetitive Behavior in the Digital Library Market

    In written testimony made public this week, American Library Association officials told lawmakers that “unfair behavior by digital market actors—and the outdated public policies that have enabled them—is doing concrete harm to libraries.”

  • Libraries

    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.

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