eBooks for Libraries Website OpensBy
eBooks for Libraries is a site run by a librarian and sponsored by Library Renewal and the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. It intends to provide the public with information about the state of ebooks and public libraries (which is pretty grim, in my opinion).
Earlier this year, eBooks for Libraries stared a petition drive asking publishers to make more ebooks available. The petition garnered over 10,000 signatures and was sent to the publishers in June, where it received little response. The consistent denigration by publishers of libraries, and the refusal of publishers to even consider the ebook/library equation, is nothing less than a national scandal, in my opinion. It is a perfect example of the ancient, rusty world in which our dinosaur publishers continue to wallow.