e-Books and School Libraries

Christopher Harris writes for American Libraries about Ebooks and School Libraries. This informative article takes a look at the unique challenges which school libraries face when implementing an e-books program.

“In their efforts to implement ebooks, school libraries face a set of challenges that differ from those confronting their public and academic counterparts. In addition to the struggle they share with other types of libraries to offer current bestselling fiction ebooks, school libraries are also working to secure backlist fiction, curriculum-focused nonfiction, and multiple copies of books for group use. At the same time, however, they are fortunate to have a strong working relationship with many different publishers and vendors that work within the K–12 market.”