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An Open Source Option for Public Library E-book Lending

Smart Libraries Newsletter [June 2019]


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Abstract: A collaboration between DPLA, NYPL, and LYRASIS is working to develop a new alternative for public library e-book lending. 1 This infrastructure includes an open source repository, a mobile e-book reader, and a marketplace for libraries to purchase titles for lending. In the context where e-book lending for public libraries is dominated by commercial platforms, this new alternative represents a community-based alternative that is based on open source software and a non-profit business model.

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Publication Year:2019
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Smart Libraries Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 39 Number 06
Issue:June 2019
Publisher:ALA TechSource
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
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Record Number:24469
Last Update:2019-07-26 09:26:21
Date Created:2019-07-26 07:42:00