Colorado Publishers and Libraries Collaborate on Ebook Lending Model

Library Journal. By Michael Kelley Mar 17, 2011

Excerpt: “A group of independent publishers has teamed up with an academic and a public library in Colorado to offer an ebook circulation model built on the idea that libraries are trustworthy owners and stewards of intellectual content.

The collaboration among the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA), Douglas County Libraries, and Red Rocks Community College Library will allow the libraries to buy, store, and manage access to ebooks on library servers; integrate the ebooks into their catalogs; and provide click-through purchases of the titles from the library catalog. Negotiations were still under way as to whether the ebook purchase price would be discounted”

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