Daily Archives: March 5, 2013

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Meeting Reader Expectations for Content – Giving Them the E-Books They Want…

Don’t miss this by Brian Kenney: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/56190-giving-them-what-they-should-want.html That strategy seems to represent a new chapter in a debate public librarians in America have had for 150 years: should we be providing our readers with the material they want, or should we be providing books we think they should read? Because, however noble DCL’s motivation is for its model, when it comes to e-books, the system is pushing its patrons to read something other than what they want to read. It’s back to the 19th century, Kindle in hand. Of course, in DCL’s defense, much of this is out of its […]