Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Worth mentioning – January 11, 2012

Articles that have caught my eye recently -

An eBook is not a Book by Nate Hill on the PLA Blog
“mapping the basic constraints of physical media onto digital media is no wiser an enterprise than making gold from graphite”

Getting serious about SOPA – what librarians need to do by Jessamyn West on
“we need to do a few things: understand how this bill is supposed to work, be clear in our opposition to it as a profession, work with other people to inform and educate others so that people can make their own informed choices”

Publishers vs. Libraries: An E-Book Tug of War from the New York Times on 12/24/2011.
“Worried that people will click to borrow an e-book from a library rather than click to buy it, almost all major publishers in the United States now block libraries’ access to the e-book form of either all of their titles or their most recently published ones.”