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An ebook plan by Steve Lawson and Iris Jastram

Steve Lawson and I were trying to come to grips with what an actual workable plan for ebooks in libraries might look like (something that doesn’t involve arbitrary and ridiculously low check-out limits, a la HarperCollins). And we hatched a cunning plan, which we’ve published over at Steve’s blog: An ebook plan by Iris Jastram and Steve Lawson

Here’s my favorite line, and the one that I think captures the entire plan in a nutshell (and which Steve wrote):

We believe that the publisher should publish, and the library should own, lend, and preserve.