Damn that’s a long title! I shortened it some but just didn’t have the time to chop it anymore 🙂
Of course, it is a good thing that all the old-established business models binding print books, libraries and universities — as well as the old relationships b/t publishers, authors, agents, retailers and others — are being ‘re-thunk‘. After all ‘digital changes everything’ is an oft quoted publishers’ sentiment.
For those of you who just never had a reason to know, you won’t believe the intricacies involved in the old relationship (decades in development) between print publishers and community libraries, for instance. And how library lending policies were affected by the antitrust laws and the interaction b/t the American Library Association (ALA), Readers First group and the Association of American Publishers (AAP).
Tonight’s post clearly explains this print-publisher-library-lending-relationship — only to lead up to the big conundrum currently facing the…
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