Large California Consortium Joins Movement Toward Library Ebook Ownership

Posted on March 12, 2012 by

From Michael Kelley at Library Journal:

The largest library network in California is going to adopt the pioneering ebook business model of Colorado’s Douglas County Libraries, which allows libraries to truly own, not rent, their ebooks.

The San Mateo-based Califa Group, which brokers services and products for 220 multi-type library systems (1000 buildings), has seeded the project with about $30,000 and will purchase ebook files directly from publishers as well as an Adobe Content Server to manage the digital files.


Numerous other libraries and organizations have inquired about the model, including Lyrasis, the North Carolina State Library, the South Carolina State Library, the Queens Public Library, the Tampa Bay Library Consortium, and others.

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See Also: CIPA Library e-Book Pilot Project with Douglas County Libraries
and CIPA Signs eBook Pilot Project Agreement with Douglas County Libraries