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ReadersFirst Guide to Library E-Book Vendors: Giving librarians the knowledge to be more effective e-book providers


Copyright (c) 2014 ReadersFirst

Abstract: We are 292 library systems (and growing!) representing nearly 200 million readers. We are a movement to improve e-book access and services for public library users. Libraries have a responsibility to fight for the public and ensure that users have the same open, easy, and free access to e-books that they have come to rely on with physical books. Libraries face major challenges in this effort. The most obvious obstacle is that the products currently offered by e-content distributors, the middlemen from whom libraries buy e-books, create a fragmented, disjointed, and cumbersome user experience. ReadersFirst aims to overcome this challenge

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Publication Year:2014
Type of Material:Book
Language English
Issue:January 2014
Notes:The ReadersFirst Guide to Library E-Book Vendors is a collaborative project of the following professionals: Michael Blackwell, Columbus Metropolitan Library Christina de Castell, Vancouver Public Library Jennifer Ferriss, Southern Adirondack Library System Thomas Lide, Richland Library Sam Rubin, The New York Public Library Michael Santangelo, BookOps
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Record Number:19884
Last Update:2014-10-06 16:21:58
Date Created:2014-10-06 16:21:09