LJ Best Books 2016

A jury of our peers discussed, debated, disagreed, and finally declared LJ’s annual Top Ten Best Books of the year, selected by our editors, as well as Top Five lists for genre fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and SELF-e titles. VISIT THE WEBSITE

E-Books in Libraries: A Briefing Document from the Berkman Center

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society has just released “E-Books in Libraries: A Briefing Document Developed in Preparation for a Workshop on E-Lending in Libraries,” by David O’Brien, Urs Gasser, and John Palfrey. The paper begins with a brief overview of the history and current state of the e-book publishing market, then traces the structure of licensing practices and business models used by distributors to make e-books available in libraries. It also identifies select challenges e-books present for libraries and publishers.

Download “E-Books in Libraries: A Briefing Document Developed in Preparation for a Workshop on E-Lending in Libraries” for free here.

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Cheryl LaGuardia About Cheryl LaGuardia

Cheryl LaGuardia always wanted to be a librarian, and has been one for more years than she's going to admit. She cracked open her first CPU to install a CD-ROM card in the mid-1980's, pioneered e-resource reviewing for Library Journal in the early 90's (picture calico bonnets and prairie schooners on the web...), won the Louis Shores / Oryx Press Award for Professional Reviewing, and has been working for truth, justice, and better electronic library resources ever since. Reach her at claguard@fas.harvard.edu, where she's a Research Librarian at Harvard University.