Adding a little more fire to Friday’s ATG Hot Topic of the Week about ebooks, Digital Shift reports that “the Douglas County Libraries pioneering model for purchasing ebooks directly from publishers is gaining a significant amount of traction.
Colorado’s Marmot Library Network, Anythink Libraries, Wake County Public Libraries in North Carolina, and eiNetwork libraries in Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County will all soon begin working with the DCL model. The news comes less than two months after San Mateo-based Califa Group, the largest library network in California, also announced plans to adopt DCL’s library-owned, library-managed ebook model.”
So far this is a public library movement. One has to wonder when/if academic library will jump on board.