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What’s going to be more fruitful of our time and efforts in a response to the Harper Collins 26 eBook circ policy change? What will plan of attack will impact our patrons the most and improve their current and future eBook reading for the best?
A boycott of Harper Collins? I’m not so sure. It’s idealistic, feels good, but will it get Simon & Schuster and Macmillan to start offering eBooks to libraries (who currently don’t allow this at all)? Will it get a new model for all library eBooks created?
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Preface: If you haven’t heard about Harper Collins’ new policy on library eBook checkout, please read these two articles from Librarian by Day and Library Journal for more information. I don’t want to repost what’s already been covered better elsewhere. Also #hcod is the hashtag on Twitter for this situation.
The situation is simply this:
In the first significant revision to lending terms for ebook circulation, HarperCollins has announced that new titles licensed from library ebook vendors will be able to circulate only 26 times before the license expires.