Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Patrons Can Make a Difference in E Publishing

WPLC has been discussing strategies for encouraging publishers who won’t sell e-books to libraries to begin doing so.  At our May 22 meeting the WPLC Board voted to ask public library systems to encourage their member libraries to provide a link to the webpage below on their own webpages.  The page was created by Topeka and Shawnee County Library in Kansas and it does a nice job of explaining why some e-books are simply unavailable in public libraries.  It also encourages patrons to contact publishers and ask them to sell to us.

Jim Trojanowski, WPLC Chair
Jim Trojanowski, Director
Northern Waters Library Service
3200 E Lakeshore Dr
Ashland WI 54806
Ph 715-682-2365 x11
Fax 715-685-2704

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