Although many details have yet to be worked out, Bibliotheca’s fledgling ebook division has attracted some strong library talent and is aspiring to a national ebook solution for libraries.
This article has been updated to include comment from Marshall Breeding. Library technology company Bibliotheca, heretofore mostly focused on helping libraries manage their print collections through tools like RFID, is entering the ebook market in a decidedly different way: by offering a solution for libraries who want to follow the Douglas County Libraries, CO, model […]
Bilbary is preparing for a soft launch of its ebook platform in early March, and four state librarians who constitute the ebook task force of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) are at least curious about its potential.
Douglas County seeking comments and criticisms on documents it has come up with to solicit and govern ebook transactions.
Douglas County Libraries unique program to actually own as many ebooks in the library’s collection as it can has begun to gain traction. Publishers participating in the project say the technological safeguards the library has in place made them comfortable allowing the library to manage digital rights.
Douglas County Libraries in Colorado is expanding its effort to own ebook content outright and manage the digital rights through the library’s own server. The latest publisher deals are with Gale and Lerner Digital.