Andromeda Yelton, member of the founding team at Unglue.it writes for Library Journal and The Digital Shift about Ebooks Choices and the Soul of Librarianship. This thought-provoking article discusses some of the major issues that arise with ebooks and libraries such as privacy, sharing, preservation, and access.
“Over the last few years, as a fifth of American adults have gotten ereaders, ebooks have transformed the book market and reading landscape. The library market is no exception. There’s now an array of established vendors and emerging options for libraries to choose from in order to deliver ebooks to patrons. In my job as the librarian at one of the emerging options (Unglue.it), I’ve seen the pros and cons of various models, and thought about what those mean.”