Trade eBooks in Libraries

Trade eBooks in Libraries

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With the advent of downloadable retail eBooks marketed to individual consumers, for the first time in their history libraries encountered an otherwise commercially available text format they were prevented from adding to their collections. Trade eBooks in Libraries examines the legal frameworks which gave rise to this phenomenon and advocacy efforts undertaken in different jurisdictions to remove barriers to library access. The principal authors provide a general historical overview and an analysis of library/eBook principles developed by a variety of library associations and government reviews. In addition, experts from twelve countries present summaries of eBook developments in their respective countries and regions.There is one notable exception: Canadian public libraries cannot buy Kindle published books and cannot lend eBooks to Kindle reader users. Since the Kindle Fire tablet is an Android tablet that can run apps, Kindle Fire users can borrowanbsp;...


Title:Trade eBooks in Libraries
Author: Paul Whitney, Christina Castell
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG - 2017-01-01
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