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Part 6: A closer look at e-book borrowing | Pew Internet Libraries
However, many library staff respondents identified larger concerns related to the rise of e-content, and noted that some of these issues went beyond budgetary concerns:

“Money is not the major obstacle for us; the major obstacle is the lack of publishers and titles in OverDrive. We are purchasing NOOK devices and loading them with bestsellers to add to our OverDrive titles.”
“The obstacle right now is our confusing and unclear copyright and intellectual property laws, which can’t be fixed with money alone.”
“Overall, periodical databases and e-book licensings mean that the library no longer owns the copies. Once we cease a subscription the material is gone. Until publishers and the library community are able to work out fair deals that also benefit patrons, e-book lending will be a problem.”
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july 2015 by kme

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