Christopher Harris raises some interesting questions about the recent Amazon/Overdrive deal. Aside from being somewhat cumbersome (ebooks are being lent using the proprietary Amazon .amz file type), Harris notes other concerns. Bloggers like InfoDocket’s Gary Price are voicing “some alarming questions about privacy under the OverDrive/Amazon model,” while “Bobbi Newman, writing at Librarian By Day, doesn’t pull any punches in saying that libraries got “screwed” by this deal.” And Harris himself isn’t shy about raising issues of his own. All in all, this post provides some real food for thought.
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