Pioneer Library System, via one of my favorite e-book blogs, Nate the Great’s The Digital Reader. Related LibraryCity post: Printed books vs. e-books: Should publishers impose borrowing limits on e-book copies even though there aren’t equivalent limits on paper copies? A national digital library system would enjoy enough leverage to reduce the chances of such abuses of readers and taxpayers. Unrelated housekeeping: In the next day or so I’ll post about this week’s Harvard workshop for the proposed Digital Public Library of America. Update: Might be over the weekend or on Monday instead.
- Any first-rate Mongolian translators—for my Chronicle essay on the digital library issue?
- Related writings
- WaPo article on e-book crunch at public libraries is must-read for DPLA Tech Aspects Workstream members and others
- A new LibraryCity: The ‘what’ and ‘who’ and how you can help—with your own essays
- LibraryCity’s Baltimore Sun commentary on digital libraries: Will the New York Times’s Friedman and other pundits connect the dots?