How do libraries acquire and manage ebooks?
January 16, 2012 8:53 AM Subscribe
How do public libraries select, purchase and manage ebooks?
posted by burnfirewalls to Writing & Language (5 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I am an author and my books are published by an independent publisher. I grew up at my local public library and consider it one of the biggest influences on my life. Given that ebook lending in public libraries seems to be skyrocketing and, given my publisher's commitment to DRM-free ebooks, it should be a match made in literary heaven, where the trumpets are replaced with the serene sliding of pages being turned. Or at least high-quality lossless audio recordings of same.
The trouble is that while I understand how libraries acquire and manage print books, I'm absolutely confounded by the processes shrouding their electronic siblings. Could librarians share how that world works?